I finally climbed my 'big' winter project. The route which is about 25m high goes up a vertical thin smear of ice to some thicker ice and a overhanging mixed section at the top. I did it though all protected with trad gear (cams and ice screws). It was my first official attempt so I was pretty stoked. Physically even though the route was steep it felt fine but it was a very hard mental route. There are many things that went wrong with the film.
1. I accidentally left the camera in Manual Focus....so it is slightly out of focus all the time.
2. We had a light malfunction where our big light stopped working properly
3. The camera turned off before I reached the top. I was climbing very slow due to the bad ice so I had to be very careful. I started climbing after about 8min... then the camera shut off at 29.30. I edited out the parts where I was placing most of the gear.
4. The bottom camera as a backup didn't work in the top section so you can't really see me finish up the route. In hind sight I should have tried to re film the top section.
In anycase I did the first ascent! I named it Bozemanator since it goes over a summer route named the Bozeman. I was thinking to give the route a M6 grade but I added the plus(+) when the top section was quite tricky and had to do some one arm pull ups. Thanks to Juppe for being patient and also helping out!
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