well if you read close there is a quote in the guide saying there is enough ice in the unitas for its own guide. plus i heard about the climbs on the miror lake 5 years ago from locals who have been climbing those climbs for 10 or more years. i have been up to those and other climbs in the unintas now a hand full of times and i usually rap of the trees by raping my rope around them and not leaving any garbadge to just rot and thats what those guys do as well!
Clay Borne wrote:
I am sure that the climbs along the Mirror Lake Highway have been climbed. It is even possible that they could have been climbed as early as the 1960's. It seems though, that David Black would have known about this ice and included it in his book (Ice Climbing Utah). David Black did extensive research for the book, and gathered the most accurate information from the most reliable sources. If it had been climbed in the 1960's, I am sure that Jeff Lowe, Doug Coats, Brain Cabe, Brain Smoot, Ted Wilson, or members of the Wasatch Mountain Club would have had information about this and shared it with David Black. I doubt that David would exclude the Mirror Lake Highway area, yet include only Mt. Emmons. It was very nice of MarkEMark to share his photos of the climbs they did. It sounds like a fantastic adventure in a beautiful setting. I hope that more information will surface about these climbs so can all share in the great history of climbing in this area.