Climbing a pillar of ice is like no other experience. In it's perfect form, it is literally a freestanding, unfettered frozen moment in time. There in winter, gone in summer. You can feel the pillar's tensile strength as you climb it, ever so gingerly placing your tools and crampons so as not not disturb the beast within.
Climbing with DRY ICE Tools is a perfect way to train for such nerve wracking routes. While hooking and climbing a steep route with, DRY ICE it's not a difficult leap to transfer those skills to the outdoors.
Here are 7 amazing pillars from New York to British Columbia:
The Rigid Designator (WI4/5, 30m); Vail, Colorado
Chiller Pillar (WI4, 30m); Whiteface Mountain, Adirondacks, New York
Terminator Pillar (WI4, 15m); Terminator Amphitheater, Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota
The Dryer Hose (aka Life’s a Pitch; WI4, 20m); Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising, Michigan
Professor Falls (WI4, 270m); Mt. Rundle, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Carlsberg Column (WI5, 70m); Beer Routes, Field, British Columbia, Canada
Dropline (WI5, 70m); Frankenstein, New Hampshire