Dan Johnson of Flamborough knew it was late in the day but he was hoping he would get at least one climb in.
He was one of several climbers who climbed Tiffany Falls Thursday afternoon anticipating the approaching warm temperatures might return the falls to running water.
Johnson said it was his first climb at the falls but he has climbed ice fields on Everest after a failed attempt at the summit. He got to 25,000.
First he climbed the escarpment around the falls so he could secure his top rope. He then rappelled down and climbed back up using ice axes and his crampons to retrieve his rope.