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The Black Dike 10-26-16

The Black Dike Cannon Cliff, Franconia State Park NH October 26, 2016 Peter Doucette and Keith Sidle found just enough winter on Cannon cliff today to climb "The Black Dike". They found thin, wet and bonded ice with just enough gear to get...

DMM is not well known in the US. When you think of ice tools, you think Petzl, Black Diamond , Grivel and most recently Cassin, not DMM. Well once you have a look at these tools, you will start...

Winter is HERE! Big Time. A few photos that caught my eye this week.   Source: Facebook Doug Millen      
AMGA Steep Ice Tips YouTube

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...

Michael Wejchert, Ryan Driscoll, and Justin Guarino take New Hampshire's presidential range traverse to a whole new level. by Michael Wejchert I pulled over on the side of the trail: a spot I usually stop with clients to enjoy a lunch break on the...

"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...

One Reckless Youth, an Ice Devil and several Polar children Times like these don't come along often, I mean, when was the last "Polar Vortex"? But when they do, you better be ready. The conditions were ripe for the picking...

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...

Just thought I'd fire a cool shot your way to get the early season psych up. That's a new route on Central Buttress that Ryan Driscoll starting working on last year. He, Michael Wejchert and I went up there yesterday...

A new climb in the remote Panther Gorge, Adirondacks NY by Kevin MacKenzie By Tooth and Claw (WI4) Panther Gorge, Adirondacks NY Date: January 30, 2016 Climbers: Kevin MacKenzie, Bill Schneider & Devin Farkas Duration/Mileage/Elevation Gain: 15.75 hours /18+ miles /5,300 feet Approach: 8.5 miles from the Garden Trailhead, Keene...