• Date - 12/19/2010
  • Elevation - 8,800'
  • Route - Spiral Staircase
  • Miles - 1.0
  • Elevation Gain - 300'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Jeff Shafer, Dan Cillo, Kylie Hockenberry


One of my wife's employees wanted to try ice climbing, so she volunteered me to take Kylie out for a day.  I wouldn't generally take someone to the Spiral Staircase for their first time ice climbing, but Dan and Jeff already made plans to head to Vail, Colorado, so Kylie and I decided to join them.  Dan, Jeff, and I each got some leading in while Kylie had an opportunity to swing tools for the first time.  Everyone had a relatively good day, but it was fairly warm and the ice was super wet.