Brian Smoot - If you are asking about the red one inch webbing around a pretty good sized pine tree above the Hanging Pillar, we left that webbing. What a great ice year this has been. We where able to climb in that area four or five times this year, we get out every Wednesday morning before work and then when we can. When we first slung the tree we left two lever biners. Later we replaced the biners with a Mailon Screw Link. We had one comical experience; Bill Rosqvist started the Pillar low and to climbers right as a traverse. His right axe was set well and high as he started moving left until his right arm was fully extended. He then set his left ax as far left as he could reach. While trying to get his right ax out his crampons slipped and he looked as if he was being crucified. It was a great laugh watching him get himself out of that situation.
We are nervous about the ice in the morning so we will be doing a snow climb into the Triangle Wall area. We should be at the trailhead around 5:30 am if anyone would like to go, I am guessing Brian would be a great person to get beta from since he has the FA for A Day in Scotland 5.9 A1. I am guessing that this trip will just get us to the base of Brian’s climb before we have to get back to work.
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