DROPLINE

Frankenstein Cliff, Crawford Notch NH Solo captures Jonathan Baldassare leading "Drop Line"(WI5), Frankenstein Cliff, Crawford Notch NH during the 23rd Annual Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest Video by Solo, flown by Doug Millen

Flying High at the 23rd Annual MWV Ice Fest 2016

Photos by Solo, Guided by Doug Millen More photos and information on this event can be found here...https://www.facebook.com/mwvIceFest/

Last Call

"Last Call" FA: Peter Doucette & Travis Weil Jan 22, 2016 WI6, M6+, 30m Peter Doucette and Travis Weil did a what they believe is a new route on the South Face of Frankenstein Cliff, Crawford Notch NH. It is to the right of Bayard's and Josh Hurst’s line...

Tri-Scam to Quartz Crack to Post Nasal Drip

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

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...

Flight into Emerald City

A new ice climb on The Washbowl Cliff, Keene Valley NY First winter ascent of "Flight into Emerald City" M7+ Location: Upper Washbowl Cliff, Keene Valley NY FA: Kevin Mahoney, Nick Bullock & Matt McCormick 1-20-2016 "Kevin Mahoney on his way to the first winter ascent of "Flight...

Solo’s First Trip to “The Lake”

We have been waiting for winter and it is here! The ice is building and with very cold weather coming things are going to go OFF! Next weekend should bring great conditions to most climbing areas. This was Solo's first...

Arethusa Falls

Solo looking for Ice at Arethusa Falls

December UPdate – What the f&@k?

New Hampshire The beginning of this ice season has been anything but consistent. We've had thigh deep snow topping out of Huntington Ravine in October followed up by spring-like temperatures on the high summits for weeks with only splashes of...

Weekly UPdate – November Rations

On the day of the Black Dike ascent on October 19th, I was in Huntington Ravine to scope out what, if anything, had formed after only two days of below freezing temperatures.  I chose a winding line up Yale...