Scottie, Les, and I climbed what could be climbed at Jessie Gerard in Peoples State Forest yesterday.
There was plenty to climb.
We first all took a lap on the standard main route and then Les took my rope and set up a "mixed" route.
Mixed = Rock & Ice
We free soloed up to the mid section of the main route and climbed lookers left near the curtain of the flow, we belayed from that location and lowered below the belay to the lower pitch called "bird's nest", ascended bird's and on and upward on the mixed route which was a lot of fun.
Here's the pics of the "mixed-route" which is when I took out my camera, I wish I had some shots of the first route but it all looks the same, and there's plenty of pics of that route on there already from last year.
Here's the new "mixed-route" Les set up.
Stemming out onto rock with left, and ice on right
Transition from mixed onto all ice at this point
Les in mid swing
Good view of the mixed challenge
Good view of the curtain
Scottie heading up 2nd half
Another "Mixed" route under the over hang here
Shots of Atruss taken by Les
Shots of Les and Scottie taken by Atruss