I was thinking about ways to stay in shape for ice-climbing season, besides the regular stuff (rock climbing, running, etc.) I would not try to drytool in the Gunks of course, but perhaps in some other locales? Catskills come to mind, because, well, rock is chossy for the most part and all scarred from mixed climbing anyway. Another idea I had was to find some dead trees and climb them. What do you all think about that?