Trip Report
Skully's second time ice climbing.
Friday December 6, 2013 7:29am
Credit: mike m
more to come soon.
Wal Mart Bacon?
Wal Mart Bacon?
Credit: mike m

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mike m
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mike m is a trad climber from black hills. Who is cold

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Captain...or Skully

climber
in the oil patch...Fricken Bakken, that's where
  Dec 6, 2013 - 11:07am PT
I gotta say Mike...You rule!! super neighborly & lent me your gear, etc. Gracious host to say the least. I can almost feel my fingers again....like 2 hours after getting back. Sheesh. ;-)
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Author's Reply  Dec 6, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
To prep skully properly for his pilgrimage back to no dak I thought it would only be proper to take him ice climbing at 5am on the coldest day around here in a couple of years. It took all of this storms freezing power to freeze bridal veil this year after the 5 + feet of snow we got in early oct. That storm and the many days of 60+ degree weather has all of the creeks as high as I have ever seen them at this time of year. Well anyway the -15 temps certainly had it frozen. I think skully had a good time and got a good pump and I had to run to work.
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Why do all climbing pictures on I phone turn sideways aggghhhh
Why do all climbing pictures on I phone turn sideways aggghhhh
Credit: mike m
Agghhhh
Agghhhh
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
RyanD

climber
Squamish
  Dec 6, 2013 - 11:25am PT
Haha! Nice!


Is that thermometer in Fahrenheit?!


Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Big Horns
  Dec 6, 2013 - 11:27am PT
Looks like good fun! I need to get over that way this winter.

Edit: The approach must be pretty chill, considering you can get laps in before work. That would be a change!
Captain...or Skully

climber
in the oil patch...Fricken Bakken, that's where
  Dec 6, 2013 - 11:34am PT
Pretty dang good stuff Mang.
Back to work with you!...hehe, see ya later.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Author's Reply  Dec 6, 2013 - 01:16pm PT
Definately in fahrenheit. About a 15 minute drive and one minute hike.
WBraun

climber
  Dec 6, 2013 - 01:24pm PT
So .....

You guys always climb sideways ......
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
  Dec 6, 2013 - 01:48pm PT
I'm getting hypothermic just looking at the pictures!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
  Dec 6, 2013 - 02:04pm PT
reminds me of the monty python skit climbing the sidewalk...
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
  Dec 6, 2013 - 02:05pm PT
Beautiful ice flow if you lay your head on your desk to look at it.

Skully's face cracked me up. Like a little kid having the time of his life in the snow.
Captain...or Skully

climber
in the oil patch...Fricken Bakken, that's where
  Dec 6, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
Mike's a good instructor...it was fairly exhilarating. I'll be back, for sure.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Dec 6, 2013 - 05:23pm PT
brrrrrrrr......i would need an antifreeze injection!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
  Dec 6, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
hey there say, mike m... and skully....

fun share! the pics are just starting to show, and i
CAN SAY this... great shots, so far,

AND this little quote adds some spunk, as well:

Dec 6, 2013 - 10:24am PT
So .....

You guys always climb sideways ......



hee hee... well, werner says it better, ;)



mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Author's Reply  Dec 6, 2013 - 06:42pm PT
Antifreeze was had last night
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
  Dec 6, 2013 - 06:50pm PT
SKULLY!
eKat

Trad climber
  Dec 6, 2013 - 06:52pm PT
GoMyCappyGO!

LOVE YER HELMET!

ox
crunch

Social climber
CO
  Dec 6, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
Is that thermometer in Fahrenheit?!

It's all good—as long as it's not in Kelvin....

Double Brrrrrrrrr!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
  Dec 6, 2013 - 07:02pm PT
That looks like what I had to deal with walking 8 miles to school every day.
But if it was fun then I'm happy for ya! ;-)
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Dec 6, 2013 - 08:03pm PT
Kool!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Dec 6, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
Ice is nice. Good on getting out Skulleeeeeeee! Woot!
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
  Dec 6, 2013 - 10:10pm PT
Thanks for taking the time to post the photos and thanks for taking Skully out for "freeze-your-arse-steep-arse-fun."

johnboy

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
  Dec 6, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
But...but...brrrr.
Kudos guys.

I don't think I've ever seen Bridal veil look that feathered out before. Must have something to do with the extreme quick temp changes.
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
  Dec 6, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
Cap'm Skully sir,
that's a fine
partner you
got yourself.

Keep it on
the one.


Love and respect.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
  Dec 6, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
Ummmm Bacon and Ice Climbing....a match made in hell freezes over

Susan
MisterE

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
  Dec 6, 2013 - 10:43pm PT
Bacon before screaming barfies. Nice.
10b4me

climber
  Dec 6, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
Looks like fun.
treez

Trad climber
99827
  Dec 7, 2013 - 12:55am PT
I like.
Oilfield trash makin oilfield cash.

And climbing. Kaboom.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
  Dec 11, 2013 - 12:54am PT
Very very nice ice boys!! Great to see Skully getting out!! Thanks Mike!

Btw your pics can be straight if you either: turn photostream on and upload pics from that folder, or download photoshop express from the App Store so you can edit your pics before uploading them.
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