Erik and I headed down to the big cave with Cody Doolan the other day for a session of dry tooling. We had been talking about giving this a try for years, but had never committed to it. Cody has spent a number of winters in New England ice and mixed climbing and was keen to give the Big Cave a try. I know that ethically dry tooling on rock routes is frowned upon, but we figured what better place than the lava choss piles of south central Idaho!
Erik, winning the ro-sham-bo, was first up!
The Big Cave in all it's glory!
Cody pointing out some finer techniques of dry tooling.
Yours truly getting the rope up on "Stoner Boy".
Once the rope was up, we each gave multiple TR burns. It didn't take long before the tanks were out of gas!
Thanks Cody for some great pics and both you guys for a fun day dry tooling!