Trip Report
Left and Right Mendel Couloirs: Ice Nine
Thursday October 27, 2011 4:44am
Attempted Ice 9 and later Right Mendel Couloir, and dropped it on a blog:

http://bit.ly/rDU4Gw

If anyone has some good footage of Ice 9 in over the past few years, your beta would be much appreciated.

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aleday
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aleday is a trad climber from NV.

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Hoots

climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
  Oct 27, 2011 - 08:47am PT
TFPU!
perswig

climber
  Oct 27, 2011 - 01:00pm PT
Nice pics, good decision-making.
Thoughts of ice have been bubbling up this last few weeks - thanks for the push.

Dale
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
  Oct 27, 2011 - 01:02pm PT
Vitamin G, nice touch.
tom Carter

Social climber
  Oct 27, 2011 - 02:58pm PT
Nice job.

Good vibe.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  Oct 27, 2011 - 03:38pm PT
Thanks for a very fine TR. It looks like you made a smart choice of right over left, but then, that's usually the smart choice. ;-)

I think I need to add some Vitamin G to my alpine rations.

John
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
  Oct 27, 2011 - 03:44pm PT
Great report in good time. Hope for good weather in coming weeks!
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
  Oct 27, 2011 - 03:46pm PT
Mmmmmm....Vitamin G.

Well, the Right may have looked more predictable, but the Left would have certainly been more exciting (that's usually the case, though, ain't it?)!

Good on ya- that's great adventure, there.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Oct 27, 2011 - 09:25pm PT
Very nice!!!!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
  Oct 27, 2011 - 11:33pm PT
That looks cool might have to start to sharpen the tool soon.
westhegimp

Social climber
granada hills
  Oct 28, 2011 - 07:57am PT
Nice one! TFPU.

Wes
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
  Oct 28, 2011 - 09:12am PT
thanks!
BMcC

Trad climber
Livermore
  Oct 28, 2011 - 03:48pm PT
Nice! Thanks for the TR and update on the conditions on Mendel.

Here are several pics from 1988 and 2000. Other Ice 9 pics sometime in the future...

Below the crux (7/18/88 photo courtesy of Kevin Cox).
Below the crux (7/18/88 photo courtesy of Kevin Cox).
Credit: BMcC

The crux and me (7/18/88 photo courtesy of Kevin Cox).
The crux and me (7/18/88 photo courtesy of Kevin Cox).
Credit: BMcC

Mike Kellogg under the crux (7/29/00).
Mike Kellogg under the crux (7/29/00).
Credit: BMcC

Mike Kellogg on crux and getting out from under the melt-water that wa...
Mike Kellogg on crux and getting out from under the melt-water that was soaking him (7/29/00).
Credit: BMcC







BMcC

Trad climber
Livermore
  Oct 28, 2011 - 03:40pm PT
Two more before I get back to packing...

You can't see the smile on my face in this pic, but this pitch just ab...
You can't see the smile on my face in this pic, but this pitch just above the chockstone is really fun (7/29/00 photo courtesy of Mike Kellogg).
Credit: BMcC

Scott Johnston coming up the lower angled portion of the last pitch &#...
Scott Johnston coming up the lower angled portion of the last pitch (9/4/04).
Credit: BMcC


Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
  Oct 28, 2011 - 03:46pm PT
Thank you for posting these awesome pictures BMcc!
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
  Jan 23, 2014 - 01:50am PT
Would be interesting to check out, with the drought this year.
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