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...

Thin But In!

  Despite the cold temperatures and wind chills, people are getting out and ticking off the classics. "Thin but in" is what we're hearing for conditions on many routes but still very climbable for those solid at the given grades.  In...

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"

Season off to a slow start!

But, if you want to climb ice, you can find it! 11/8/09 - Alfonzo taking advantage of the beautiful day and of the frozen moss - Off the Boott Spur, Tuckerman Ravine, Mt. Washington NH Photo by Doug Millen (c) 2009 See...

The Black Dike, Finally!

Franconia Notch, NH  12/08/09 Erik Eisele leading the 2nd pitch of the Black Dike in lean conditions -  December 8th, 2009 Photo by RAS In normal years the Black Dike usually is fat by now. The first Ascents usually happen in the...

Photo of the Week 2/25/10

News & Information Hydropower M9 WI5- Erik Weihenmayer Climbs Ben Nevis Home Made Tools Hydrophobia at “The Lake” Mahoosic Notch, Maine - eguide -

09/10 Ice Season Under Way!

Pinnacle Gully, Mt. Washington NH Broken Spectre approaches the second belay on Pinnacle Gully, Mt. Washington NH. 10/15/09. The route had to cross the open river at that point to continue. More Photos Photo by Alden Pellett - Vermont Daily News.com

Dropline – March 12, 2012

Frankenstein Cliff, Crawford Notch NH With the Notch dropping below, Rob Point heads up the super exposed "Dropline" NEI 5.   Photo by Klimbermac 

The Ice Season is Off and Running!

Eugene Kwan follows on Hassig's Direct variation of The Black Dike on Cannon Cliff. (Photo by Kevin Mahoney, IFMGA/UIAGM Guide, Mahoney Alpine Adventures) Finally, colder temperatures have arrived, albeit a bit colder than most of us would have liked to...

Right on Schedule!

The Black Dike - Cannon Cliff, Franconia Notch NH November 3, 2010 It looks like the 2010-2011 ice season is right on schedule! "Great conditions were found on the right exit today. Plenty of ice up there. The sun was cooking Fafnir...