BTDT It was pretty darn fun actually. my glasses kept iceing over which is always APINTA the winds were strong enough on the alpine garden that you could spread your arms and lean into the wind at a 45 degree angle and pretend to fly. I think we did yale to diagonal. Probobly had a rope and light rack in the pack but never broke them out.
that is climbing.
Chouinard did the north face of mt rainier, I think, a hard face. The weather was good and he didn't like it. For that reason, he went on a second time when the temperature was pratically the same as today. He did a chimney with frozen ice on both side and...had fun!!! I remember that he said... now, I really did the route.
Note Yvon chouinard was a pro, describe seven type of ice in is book and gave many clue about avalanches, He climbed and study the mountain. He was not reckless waiting for good weather to show off. last time i went to the mountain, I bail because it was poring rain.
So, the question about the temperature stratification is really to have a better knowledge