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South Mineral Creek Ice

Clint Cook and I went to check out Bird Brain Boulevard this morning.  Up on Camp Bird Mine Road; it’s notorious for long run outs and dicey protection with crampons and ice axes on your appendages .  Sounds fun…?!  With 6 inches of new snow covering the rock, we headed to South Mineral Creek to seek ice instead.  We ended up climbing the Direct North Face.  Of all the routes, it held the most ice and looked the most intriguing. Though a much different experience than climbing Bird Brain, it was nice to cruise on easy ice.

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