June Lake and Lee Vining Ice
I drove up after work to Bishop to meet Mike and Laura was nice enough to let us crash at the Moose Lodge. We woke up at a decent time in the morning and headed to June Lake for some ice. It was fun climbing but we only top roped because everything was de-laminating. It was fun to test out the tools on some mixed climbing and climb some sketchy ice in the sun with the safety of a top rope. We then drove up to Mammoth and snuck into a hot tub and chilled. Headed back to Moose Lodge and got some shut eye.
We got to the trailhead at 7:30am for Lee Vining and hiked up. We were able to secure the climb third form the left as Ryan lead the one second from the left. This was the same climb one year ago that Miguel had me lower off of because I didn’t look safe. It was WI3. I lead it and I felt really secure. Such a cool feeling. Unfortunately the rope froze when we top roped it after and we had to clear the rope. We got on a few more top ropes, then packed out and had a nice lunch and headed home.
|Leading my first WI3|
|Another Great Weekend|