Andy in the Rockies

Trip reports, videos, and photos from hiking, climbing,
and mountaineering adventures in Colorado and beyond.

Snow Climbing

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It's funny - when I describe snow climbing to people that aren't outdoorsy it sounds dumb: thousands of vertical feet of plant axe, take a step, repeat. But for some reason I love it!

I think one of the reasons I love it so much is that it puts you into really cool settings. I love being in a narrow, snow-filled couloir with thin ribbons of pure white snow stretching above and below and soaring rock walls towering over my head.