Monday, February 27, 2012

Ice Climbing On Phone Poles

Near a ski resort in B.C., they’ve built an ice climb from phone poles.

The ice wall is made from telephone poles and cross braced wood with a fire hose on top to spray fresh water on the outside creating a new surface almost daily. The thick blue ice is more than a metre thick in places.
The water is sprayed differently on each side of the structure to create easy and hard routes. Ongena says there are 19 routes to the top but it changes daily depending on how the water flows and freezes.”

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