Met up with some folks for the Mixed/Steep Ice Climbing Clinic put on by the AMC-NH Mountaineering group.
Monday, February 28, 2022
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
|Checking out the ice for climbing. Photo by @nunofsantos|
It was a cold morning but good for getting some laps in while there's still ice in the area. For the most part, the ice here is still holding up. But some of the routes are baked/delaminated in the areas that get sun and hard and brittle in the shaded areas.
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Sunday, January 23, 2022
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Got to the base of the Left-Hand Monkey Wrench and I started up the ice.
I hadn't even put my first piece in yet when my belayer kept asking me if I knew what I was doing.
From then on I didn't want to even be there climbing with her.
Near the top of Left-Hand Monkey Wrench, I stopped and made the decision to back off.
So I downclimbed while removing my pro.
I'm so glad I quit when I did.
Better safe than sorry!
Having a lead belayer who starts doubting you (out loud) as you're climbing, is no fun to climb with - it also says a lot about their own lack of confidence. Before I go out on a climb, especially a multi-pitch climb, I always make sure I'd be comfortable on that grade and with that climber. If not, I don't go. And if I'm leading, I always ask my belayer if they are comfortable lead belaying me on a climb. If not, I don't go.
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