went back to the Bard Wall with Barry. Here's some pics if you haven't been here. Ice coverage is excellent. 10 degrees this morning. My assumption was right (never having tried ice climbing in real cold), you're pretty warm up there other than having to shake blood into your extremeties a few times. Ice was a bit brittle, but not a problem.
Don't wear a ski helmet like I am here, you can't see around or move your neck as well. Plus I'm sure it's not as safe. Also, don't go when REI shows up with 60 employees. Pretty cool that they do this actually, and they only occupied the top rope area.
Today took us the right side of the wall, just right of the hole in ice. It's a really cool near-vertical curtain that spans the cave. Last time we went up the middle. I see the advantage now of going near rock. You can use rock pro, and also belay in better protection from ice fall if you get lucky.
if you're curious about this wall, It took us 2 pitches using most of a 70 meter rope, and then a 20 meter 3rd pitch to the walk-off ledge. Easy to walk down unroped. The wall probably ranges from 500' high on the right, to 700' high on the left.