Since the first time I swung an ice tool with a bunch of friends at the "Children's Wall" in Ouray Colorado, February of 2008, I've been a bit obsesses. The fact that large waterfalls freeze at all is pretty cool, and then you add in the fact that you can climb them??? It doesn't get much better!
For years now I've driven up to 15 hours just to climb waterfall ice. When I moved to Boise in 2011 I heard rumors about local ice that would form with just the right conditions . . . but for 3 1/2 years the right conditions never quite seemed to line up with my time off . . . until now!