Its not offer I can share my passion with good friends and local climbers. Today Rachael, David and I went out to raise the bar and gain confidence on the ice. These two folks are high level rock climbers that are venturing into this wonderful ice arena. They decided a clinic on leading and movements was in order. We warmed up on a few pillars then David took on the sharp end and led two routes. Solid and steady was the theme for David. In the afternoon we checked out the Luck of the Irish. I think its Kinsman’s best climb. The climb is in beautiful condition, with steep pumpy moves for 60 feet or so. It was awesome we all sent in very good style.  Enjoy the photos of Rachael and David at Kinsman Notch.

David warming up on a steep pillar of ice.

Rachael finding good placements and remember good footwork is key.

David on lead setting a nice line of ice screws for protection.

Here we are working on setting anchors, rope management during  a multi pitch transition.

A visitor came by to view us on the ice.

David on the Luck of the Irish.

It was a very fun day with good friends.

Thanks to Rachael & David.

Art Mooney