North Gully, Huntington Ravine 2.22.13

        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...

Climbing a Dream in Newfoundland

"Dreamline" (WI6+, 1,260') Feb, 21, 2017 Gros Morne National Park,  Newfoundland, Canada Joe Terravecchia,Will Mayo and Anna Pfaff  climbed a new, and spectacular line today, "Dreamline" (WI6+, 1,260'). Dreamline is a spray ice climb to the right of The Pissing Mare Waterfall on Western Brook...

Madison Gulf

  Madison Gulf and Mt. Adams     The Great Gulf  is a massive area shroud with mystery.  In the early years of hiking for many of us here in the White Mountains, the huge drainage of the West Branch Peabody River, the...

Fluffy

Go back Mountain, NH Fluffy - NEI 6 X 60m - FA: Josh Hurst, Ian Austin   Start: Immediately left of Valhalla in the Valhalla Amphitheater Protection: Stubbies, Screws, .5-3 Camalots Descent: Rap route Extenuating Circumstances: Ice was 1/2"-2" thick at start for the first...

The Monster at Lake Champlain

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 -...

High and Dry, Mt. Lincoln NH

                                                "High And Dry" ( erroneously named Woodman/Dorcy in my post Spirit, the names of the FA...

Lincoln’s Throat

Mt. Lincoln, Franconia Notch NH by Doug Millen I have often looked over and speculated on what the climbing on Mt. Lincoln might be like. Fred Bieber and I went to find out. We were not disappointed. How to get there Take 93...
AMGA Steep Ice Tips YouTube

AMGA – Steep Ice Tips

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...

A Local's View of the Devil's Kitchen

Do the Catskills have any WI6 ice? What do grade 6 ice routes even look like? For a long time I didn't think I knew what WI 6 ice routes were. I think we northeasterners have been very modest about our...

Batchawana Bay-Agawa Canyon

Ontario, CA Ice Climbing North of Sault Ste. Marie Ontario in the Batchawana Bay-Agawa Canyon Area by Shaun Parent Located between half an hour and 1.5 hours north of Sault Ste. Marie adjacent to highway 17 this area hosts over 10 separate...