Once we got sorted out, Jody and Toni J did some climbing on their own. Toby, Juppe and I sort of formed another group. I took the first lead up this small ice fall that led to a bit nervy of a top out. There was a good six vertical meters or so of deep snow on top of rock. At the top I also had to tunnel though a small cornice which felt a bit funny in Finland. In any case Toby seconded the route and after Juppe followed. He seemed to enjoy it although his hands got pretty cold. I then top roped a mixed line next to this one and stupidly fell off. Felt kind of dumb so I just asked to be lowered off.
The next route Toby led up the middle. The ice was very good here but he still did a good lead. I seconded the route and felt pretty comfortable. Nice to get another clean climb after just falling off.
Toby then took the reigns again and tried to lead a pretty steep route further on down the cliff. Despite being halfway up he decided to back off due to the thin ice. So then I took over on a line just next to this one which looked like it had some thicker ice. With two ice screws I managed to the top. Once I was at the top I started to belay Juppe up. Halfway up he twisted his crampons off! I decided just to lower him off and abseil down. It worked out okay but a bummer for Juppe as he was feeling good on the route.
Overall it was a great day of climbing. Thanks to Jody for lending the shoes and crampons! Thanks to Toby for being so patient and to everyone for the good company! =) Can't wait to get out again on the ice! Thanks for reading and stay tuned! =)