Here We Go

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It may not have been a Polar Vortex, but the lack of marketing didn’t make it any warmer. It was perfect. The climb opposite the Ten Sleep fish hatchery formed in such circumstances.
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What better way to begin the year than with a test of nerve and commitment rather than strength and skill?
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The temperature was in the teens, but in the sun, we could climb in a single layer.
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It was a race on tiptoes. The screws were melting out (I cleaned most of them by a simple pull on the way down). The ice was thin and poorly bonded. If I climbed it enough times over the seasons, the day would come when it cracked and slid under my pick.
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But that day did not come.
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It was a beautiful day.

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3 thoughts on “Here We Go

  1. itsjess says:

    I’ve always wanted to try ice climbing. Where is this?

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