Photo of the Week 1/22/10

Jason Hurwitz leads the Advocate in the Black Chasm, Catskills, NY Photo byRyan Stefiuk See more Catskills action on his web site - Big Foot Mountain Guides

The Painted Wall Icicle

FA - (M9 WI 5+) 1/6/10 Peter Doucette following the ice pitch. The first pitch climbs overhanging rock from the right.  The icicle was in unusually fat condition  1/6/10 Photos by Bayard Russell & Kevin Mahoney - Mahoney Alpine Adventures 1/6/10...

"Get A Job" – 1/3/10

Matt McCormick on "Get a Job". Poke-O-Moonshine, Adirondacks NY  1-3-2010 Photo by MGB-VT

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...

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...

Guy Lacelle Killed By Avalanche

Bozeman, MT -  World-renowned ice climber Guy Lacelle has died from injuries received when a small avalanche, triggered by a  party above him, swept him over an ice climb in Hyalite Canyon where he was participating in the Bozeman...

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...

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...

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

Madison Gulf

The Presidential Range, NH Of the UP! & Ova........ aka; Holy F*%*! by Alan Cattabriga After leaving a car at the Appalachia parking in Randolph, Tim, Ted, Doug and I are on the Great Gulf Trail in Pinkham Notch by 7am. The...