The early season ice climbing in the San Juan’s continues to deliver in spades! What a start to our winter. Frank and I visited an old stomping ground of mine and found just about perfect climbing conditions in a remote setting. My absolute favorite type of adventuring. One of the consistent conundrums of early season ice climbing is that the climbing tends to be the steepest and thinnest you will encounter all year. And this is coupled with bringing the weakest forearm grip of the year to the mix, as you are coming off the couch. I had one of my better “screaming barfies” episodes in a long while – good, clean suffering.