Slideshow (16 photos)

Adirondacks, Poko, Upper Tier (map)

Dark Lord: Dark Lord in melt-out conditions at Poko's upper tier


Hold the Mayo: Hold the Mayo


Hold the Mayo: Will leading the start of P1, "Hold the Mayo" (WI5+ M6)


Hold the Mayo: Will resting on "Hold the Mayo"


Hold the Mayo: Will higher in the corner on "Hold the Mayo"


Hold the Mayo: Will finally reaches the ice dagger on "Hold the Mayo"

Hold the Mayo: Jim leading pitch 2 of "Hold the Mayo"


Fear of Frogs: Joe solo-aid climbing a route left of Hold the Mayo, Poko Upper Tier


Mechanical Hydraulic Control: Tom seconding the corner left of Fear of Gravity


Your Anus: Tom getting a rest after squeezing through the crux on Your Anus

The Jackal: Setting pro high before climbing the crux; The Jackal overhangs gently for most of its length


The Jackal: With higher gear, Joe moves into the crux once again


The Jackal: Laybacking through the crux


The Jackal: Joe resting before the crux moves on the Jackal


Dark Lord: The opening moves of Dark Lord clims ice under a roof, up into a corner, then onto a free-hanging pillar


Dark Lord: Starting up the steep middle section of the route


Dark Lord: The crux of the route climbs melted ice on black rock. The ice in the corner is shaded and therefore more solid than the ice on the face.