12-30-09 Mountaineering 201 Course

Justin and Kevin had both taken previous Mountaineering Courses with us so they returned to add to their skills, with ambitions of climbing Mt. Washington and perhaps Rainier in the not to distant future.

We geared up on the auto road of Cathedral Ledge, with a handful of great climbs only a few minutes from the car...
We refreshed some of our lower angle climbing skills...
Justin prepares to climb and Kevin mans the belay...
We talked about and practiced placing ice screws...
Anchored in about 60 feet up our first climb...
Nearing the top of the climb Kevin takes a swing...

Justin finishing the route...

Justin rappels down the steeper North End Pillars...
Kevin follows...
With a top-rope in place we worked on our steeper ice technique...
Justin looking for the next move...
The top of the climb!

Thanks for returning to the EMS Climbing School! You guys are both on your way to reaching your climbing goals, and I hope I can be part of them again!

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