Burhardt and Siegel Start off the Ice Season with Impressive Ascent

The first ascent of the Black Dike on Cannon Cliff each year has always been the herald of the new ice season.  This year, it came early and swift! Yesterday morning, Majka Burhardt and Alexa Siegel worked their way up the...

Back to Business, Round Two!

Well things are shaping up, again. It has been two weeks since the major melt down and the ice climbs are forming and there is plenty of great climbing.  We now have more ice to climb than before the...

Get Out and Get Some!

It's the Start of December The time when the sun begins to rise, it's nearly set.  The nights are long and cold and the days are short and cold.  It's the best time to catch the mountain gullies with abundant ice...

Baxter – Fall 2014

Conditions Report! October 12-14, 2014 Some years you find ice to climb in October, other years you are hiking in your underwear. The weather started out cold on our trip and we were hopeful, but this was not an ice climbing year. We...

September rime ice!

It was an excellent day above tree line on Sunday.  Cool temps with a bluebird sky above and an undercast below.  Not to mention, evidence of the first overnight freeze of the season! There's nothing like a little rime ice...

Get Ready for a Thanksgiving Ice Feast!

(Featured image by rockytop) Climbers are getting out there and posting ice condition reports and photos.  Here's a quick recap of the latest from all over the Northeast.  Ice routes in the upper elevations are doing well and things down...

Driving up Hillman’s Highway

by Doug Millen Ever since Irene,  Alfonzo and I have been wanting to catch this drainage, in that perfect moment. We've scrambled up Hillman's in the summer,using it to access the rock ridges of the Boott Spur.  The movement of...

P.F. Flyer and More!

It was a great weekend for ice climbing up on the "Rock Pile". NEice team members found plenty of early season ice. Team member Courtney Ley and partner Joel Dashnaw reported thick ice on Pinnacle Gully. Courtney said "it was taking 16cm screws" and the...

Early Season Luck On Katahdin – 1

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

Early Season Ice is Approaching!

The time is almost here!  The days are getting shorter and the air colder.  Snow has already fallen on the higher summits.  The motivated, and perhaps overly-positive, climbers will be getting out very soon in hopes of taking their...