Originally Posted By: donald perry
No, I came to my senses and realized I over reacted. The second time around I prepared myself to down climb it on the good ice ------that I was in such a hurry to leave behind----if I did not make it up. I should not have been in such a hurry, that was my big mistake. But the rock is low angle, and not completely smooth, so I made it up, no problem.

I'm so confused. The first time you climbed it, the ice was melting away and you almost got the chop. So the second time, you don't even bother with ice, just solo the rock?