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...

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

It's the ice fest weekend. During this event many think every route in the White Mountains will be crowded. This is not the case, that is if you know what to do and when. The rains came just 24...

  La Pomme d’Or Every winter, skilled climbers take on the  Pomme d’Or, a spectacular and perilous rock face along Rivière Malbaie. For permission to climb this ice wall in the park, you’ll need an access permit. Refer to Reservation Terms and Conditions for...

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...

Cannon, The Common Thread When most climbers think of the climbing in Franconia Notch, one route immediately comes to the forefront of thought and discussion. This route has earned the reputation, colorful descriptions and epics that it has induced. In...

Piggy-Wiggy Katahdin, Maine 10-13-2012 Photos by Doug Millen & Alan Cattabriga

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...

Off the Beaten Trail by James Paradis Over the past several years, Dan Cousins, Dave Custer, Jim Paradis, and Susan Ruff have extensively explored the ice climbing in Mahoosic Notch on the Appalachian Trail at the border of New Hampshire and...

The American Alpine Club provides new electronic resources for climbers (GOLDEN, COLO.) – The   American Alpine Club (AAC) today (Aug. 11,2003) announced the launch of a powerful new web resource that provides outdoors people with access to the catalog of one of the world’s largest...