Well, from my list I got to do two of the five, purgatory and the advocate, the latter coming on what ended up being my last day of the season. Instant karma seemed a bit much for me either time I was in there and the stuff in the dacks never quite made it this year. No worries, got in about 25 days, had some great times with usual and new partners in the usual and new places. I probably laughed my ass off more than any other climbing season and am here, uninjured, looking back on it. I call that a good year.
For most of us, the ice season is over but here's to Al and Pat and there upcoming trip to Mt Hunter! Climb hard, be safe, and have fun! And remember, it doesn't have to be fun to be fun.