Ice Climbers Guide to Nova Scotia

Available online for Free! Roger Fage has refined and updated his Nova Scotia Ice Climbing Guide and has generously put it online for free! You can download it here in PDF form. This guide will help you find the more than 200 routes...
The Devils Kitchen

The Catskill Mountains of NY Access Press Release 1-30-2016 The Devil's Kitchen of Platte Clove, NY has been donated to the state of New York to be included as part of Catskill Park, for future generations to access and enjoy. Elka Park, New...

Great Climbing at the 10th Annual Smuggs Ice Bash Photos From Solo Photos: Matt McCormick on the 4th pitch of a rock route called "Quartz Crack", a bit of a classic in Smuggs. Matt linked it up with what he and Peter Doucette...
AMGA Steep Ice Tips YouTube

Local AMGA guide Peter Douctte from Mountain Sense Guides offers great tips on how to climb Steep Ice. Peter has ticked off many new tricky ice and mixed climbs in the Northeast over his career. He has a good sense of where and when...

Solo looking for Ice at Arethusa Falls

Kevin Mahoney and Alden Pellett having fun escaping from "The Monster" during a midday break from their gear demo responsibilities at The 19 annual Adirondack Mountainfest. * Click photos to enlarge Photos by Doug Millen Kevin Mahoney - Mahoney Alpine Adventures The Mountaineer -...

Conditions are everything in ice climbing and they happened this past week on the South Face of Frankenstein Cliff. This extended cold spell and cloudy skies have brought in some great ice climbing on the South Face. On Saturday we climbed...

One Reckless Youth, an Ice Devil and several Polar children Times like these don't come along often, I mean, when was the last "Polar Vortex"? But when they do, you better be ready. The conditions were ripe for the picking...

THE GREAT GULF by Courtney Ley The Great Gulf.  There could be no other name for it.  When I look at it from the vantage point of Mt Clay, I imagine the walls of this giant cirque begin to expand suddenly,...

        The calm before the storm and another beautiful day in the alpine zone. One week earlier Doug and I enjoyed the "calm" with entirely different conditions in Madison Gulf.  This time we experienced mid March weather on...
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