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...

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...

Photo of the Week – 3/3/10

Another photo of White Fang: Mike R. checking out the start. Not for everyone. Looking up the fang.Looks steep! -Nearing the end of the season is a bittersweet time as we get psyched for all the hard climbing being done when fitness levels...

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 

It's Back!

The Ice has Returned to the usual Early Season Locations After a week +  of warm weather, which took it's toll on what little ice we had, the cold temps have returned! Climbable ice was found in the Adirondacks &...

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...

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

Cover Photo – 3.20.12

Cilley-Barber - Katahdin, Maine Derby leading the crux pitch of  the "Cilley-Barber" IV NEI 4.  South Basin, Katahdin, Maine.  3-12-12 Photo by AOC

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...