Cover Photo – Repentance 02/09/12

Repentance WI5 - Cathedral Ledge, North Conway NH Mt. Washington Ice Fest guide, Andrea Charest hiking the first pitch of Repentance on a beautiful sunny day. Andrea shared the climb with Rockytop who was celebrating his birthday. I Can't think of...

Cover Photo – 03.23.11

Simian - NEI 5+ R/X Bold New Line at Poke-O-Moonshine Ian Osteyee of Adrondack Mountain Guides on his new route “Simian“.  Photo by Bill Simes

Cover Photo 3.10.11

Maine Line Photo of the week: Climber enjoying the steep 2nd pitch of the mega classic "Maine Line" NEI 5+.  Photo by Kushman

Photo of the Week 2/28/11

Mate, Spawn and Die Leslie Ackerman on the first female lead of “Mate, Spawn and Die”(WI5 M4) Salmon River Falls NY. Photo by Jim Lawyer

Quand l'Diable s'en Mêle

Marc Paquet dancing his way up on the St-Laurence north shore near La Malbaie, Quebec. Photo by "pathbeaudet"

New M8 at "The Lake"

Tiny Dancer Lake Willoughby, VT FA: 01-21-11 Ryan Brooks and Josh Hurst "Tiny Dancer, It's between Plug and Chug and Call of the Wild.  It's a modern mixed route that deserves to see a lot of traffic due to it's accessibility, reliability...

Endangered Species

Poko-O-Moonshine - Adirondacks,  NY 01/14/2011 Adirondack Mountainfest 2011 Story Up-Date 1/20/11 from Bayard Russell True to Mountainfest tradition of establishing new climbs, Bayard Russell, Matt Horner & Matt McCormick established - "Endangered Species" M6+ NEI5+ R. The climb is just to the right...

Too Warm? Beware!

Dangerous Liaisons Warm spells can create freeze-thaw cycles that are the stuff of new route dreams. But, as NEIce member RAH found last week, underestimating how much warmth is too much could have been fatal. For the whole story, see RAH's...

December 15, 2010

Photo of the Week AAC Grant Deadlines Fast Approaching The American Alpine Club awards more than $50,000 every year for projects ranging from worldwide exploration to local conservation. The application deadline for two of the AAC’s more prominent grants, the Lyman...

December 7, 2010

Winter! Here it comes... After the last thaw, most of the good climbing has been up high. That is about to change. After torrential rains last week the cold is back with  a vengeance. A temperature of -4 is forecast...