• Date - 01/04/2019
  • Elevation - 9,200'
  • Route - Box of Chocolates
  • Miles - 3.2
  • Elevation Gain - 1,000'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Brian Kooienga


I didn't get out in 2018 for the 2018/2019 ice climbing season as we just weren't that excited about our options in the Fall.  Nevertheless, we got the year off to an adequate start with a new climb that was posted about online.  We did climb it, but I wouldn't say that it was in very well.  And even if it was in, it isn't a four star climb.  Brian led pitch 1 and set up and ice screw anchor.  I climbed pitch 2, but ran out of ice in the last 30'.  I was fairly low angle, so I finished the route on rock to some trees higher up.  We rappelled back down and then I led pitch 1 since we had time.  I was climbing with a new set of ice tools I picked up last year, and Brian was getting out for the first time after a climbing accident last summer.


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