A Fool’s Paradise

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...

New rules to access La Pomme d'Or

  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...

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...

The Spirit of Adventure, Franconia Notch

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...

Early Season Luck On Katahdin – 1

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

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...

Mahoosic Notch, Maine

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...

Resources for Climbers

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...

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...

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...