Basically, I follow Ian around in his red jacket and take pictures of him. Some of those pictures come out nice and I horde them. I realized that I can't really think of what else to do with them, so I'll share them here. In no particular order, captioned with lesson's learned. We've been learning lots of lessons...
|One of my favorite pics lately. Lesson learned: The Iphone panorama mode works well, and makes cool-looking|
"art", but sometimes it gets fouled up.
|Heel Toe, LVC. We may continue to learn this lesson on into old age, but: mixed climbing is dumb.|
|Heel Toe, again. Ian learned lots of lessons: keep your gloves on. Don't try and rock climb while ice climbing. Then we saw a way smarter climber take crampons, tools and gloves off in almost this very spot. Rules are meant to be broken?|
|More "art". Really just a poorly aimed camera.|
|Wet-tooling. Mono points rule.|
|Even wetter. It's the "Alpine high 5".|
|Mt. Morrison in early December. Lesson learned: It is indeed possible to climb in heinous winds and cold. Just don't do it with a broken fly zipper. Trust me.|
|Morrison again. Still cold, still windy, not yet "winter". Wtf?|
|All sorts of promise...|
|... and all sorts of punishment. Lessons: Never post-hole at the beginning of the day and never post-hole uphill. |
Unless you can't avoid it.
|Dry-tooling is ridiculous. But we do it anyway.|
|Late afternoon, cloud-reflected light on LVC's Main Wall. About as sunny as California|
ice climbing gets.