Climbing in February can mean cold rock climbing or cool ice climbing.  Hyalite Canyon is located 45 mins drive from Bozeman, Montanna.

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Looking back towards Bozeman, the pints and burgers seem far away.

 

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Looking across the canyon at all the gullies and the frozen waterfalls

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A look at our first objective, called Cleopatra’s Needle

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Looking up at the start to the Needle,

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Chris starts out using his trusty quarks

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Chris inside the waterfall, there is a small hollow cave that exits higher on the climb. Its a tight fit and the move is called treading the needle.

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View from 100ft on pitch one

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Icicles hanging down from roof of the cliff behind the waterfall

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Sunshine through the ice crystals

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Chris climbing out of the needle, what wild exposure!!!!

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Time for a photo at the finish

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Moving through the ice flow

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Jim, on the other end of the rope

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Jim, getting ready for the next pitch

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Chris leading out

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Belay duty

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Beautiful white ice!!

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Getting close to the finish