Chasing waterfalls

It’s numbing! It’s ephemeral! It’s terrifying! And, it’s super popular. What motivates passionate climbers to travel to the San Juans from far away lands to stab at  frozen water with steel points, you ask? Perhaps the activity has a little something to do with seasonal depression. Mostly, it’s the attractive combination of interacting with fleeting elements in a terrific winter setting that makes ice climbing an unforgettable experience. Here’s a look: