Joe leading a line at Pee Wee's were we finished up a great day!
Friday, January 17, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Decided to I better get out last Sunday and get over to Libby area to climb before the ice melts. Man this warm weather we have been experiencing sure is the pits! What's a N Idaho ice climber to do? Get the goods while the gettings good! There's a short line up the Yaak River that I wanted to climb this year it came in. I got a chance to climb the right side earlier but wanted to get back and do the steeper left side. I got my chance fun little line and you can drive right to the base!
Monday, January 13, 2014
It is winter heck we are only half way thru January yet if you look outside today you think it's early spring. Not so good for local ice of which even in the best of years is a short lived creature around these parts. Yet if your patient and persistent a local ice climber can actually find some pretty nice day trip "local ice" in a more normal winter. This season has been odd couple of short cold snaps followed by warm rainy weather. Heck I'm going to throw the shoes, chalk bag and pad in my truck and do some bouldering tomorrow. Despite the weather funk I've managed to get in some great climbs. With the best climbing at Banks this season. Banks is a unique ice climbing area with some amazing climbs it is either loved or hated by ice climbers. It's Banksy is how we refer to its funky ice and weird sometimes brushy top outs but if a climber perseveres some great challenging climbing can be had. My love affair with the area grows every time I get out there! The saying goes "if you can lead ice at Banks you can lead anywhere".
Monday, November 4, 2013
Obviously it's been awhile since I last posted anything I've been busy with family, play and work. Ice season is not to far off now so more to come in the not so distant future. For now bouldering and rock climbing between rain/wet snow along with some pliceboard and drytooling for good measure.