10/16/2010 the hills are worth exploring, get the early season ones before the snow does.
Thanks... but we didn't climb that rad ice. That's Grand Carambano, 2 pitches of WI5+ we bypassed it and climbed the ice above it up to the plateau. Someday a link up is in order.
To pooped to climb after postholing approach. the "Phantom", "Gran Carambano" and "Scottish Leatherface" are all looking FAT! Maybe things will set up. Things looked even better than this picture from 2007: http://montanaice.com/sites/default/files/IMG_0468.JPG
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