I opened up the morning by teaching the Intro to Ice clinic with Dave. We had a great group of 15 people, some of them never had ice climbed before. Everyone at the fest was able to demo some of the latest gear from Scarpa, and Grivel throughout the course of the day, which everyone took advantage of.
That evening we had a door prize raffle and and an MCA raffle for an entire Black Diamond ice set up of new tools, crampons and a harness. In the door prize raffle, one winner won a sweet new Osprey Mutant pack! We also had a special guest speaker giving a slideshow on climbing the Grand Teton. It was a great show ;)
Sunday was a bit colder, with new snow overnight (finally) and a return to below frezing temps. The day started with a Mixed clinic and another Intro clinic with climbers climbing every inch of free ice along the quarry wall.
A great time was had by all, and we thank the MCA, Tony (the fest organizer) and Jeff Engel for being the lead Ice farmer of the 2012/13 season! Without these folk, the fest would not be possible.