Chris Burkard | Bitter Cold Slab

"This was a cold morning--the kind of cold that makes your fingers feel like they are being ripped out with pliers and you want to vomit," says Chris Burkard. "The barrels were big, but there weren't any takers this day. It was just a little too small for how shallow it really was. You had a about a 50/50 chance of hitting the rock, that is, if you even made it to the bottom." Photo: Burkard