Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Darby Ice Caves

So Josh had been talking about the Ice Caves up by the Grand Tetons for a long time and I was finally able to go through them with him last July. Super cool cave that started with a river of ice surrounded by huge icicles. After some belly crawls, squeezes, and a few rappels we came to an underground stream of crystal clear water. We were able to stay dry by doing easy stemming moves above the flow... that was until we got to crotch lake. We had to strip down to our skivvies and scream our way across the frigid water before a couple more rappels and one short sport climb before coming out the other end. Luckily Josh knew the way otherwise I would still be wandering around the maze of tunnels. Can't wait to get back (and hopefully climb the Grand along with the cave)!

Josh LOVES old Jedediah

Josh near the mouth of the cave.

Into the ice.

More ice.

Sweet colors in the ice.

Ice blocks at the bottom of the 80 ft. rap.

Me rapping down the 80 ft. ice fall.

Coiling the rope after the rap.

Lovin the belly crawls.


Crotch Lake, COOOOOOOLD!

Josh on his belly.

Sunset from the cabin after another great day!

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