This was my first " mixed" climb, it was Hoccus Poccus an M7 + right beside Bears Spirit WI 4. We climbed that as well... well Lynnette Lo did, I tried... and she begain the lesson. As it turns out I'm a much better mixed climber than an ice climber. Have to work the ICE!!! I think because of coming from a rockclimbing back ground I found it much easier to relate and found that my techniqe was MUCH better on rock than ice.