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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

Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival

March 11-12, 2017 Presented by The North Face The first annual Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival is a gathering in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for backcountry skiers & riders of all abilities. While geared towards backcountry skiers and snowboarders,...

Black Pudding Gully

Mount Washington Valley Ice Festival 2017 Out For Some Exercise It's been a great year for "Black Pudding Gully". Hardly a gully, this climb can be steep and challenging at times, but it is fat and wide this year. And has...

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...

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...

Ouray Ice Festival – 2014

The Biggest Ice Festival in North America is happening this weekend, January 9th – 12th, 2014! Start making your plans now for the 19th annual Ouray Ice Festival! Schedule of Events The Ouray Ice Park is one of the premier ice climbing...

Paradox Sports Returns to North Conway

The Third Annual Adaptive Ice Climbing Event Its called Paradox Ice - we're taking 20 athletes with physical disabilities ice climbing at Cathedral Ledge. Dates: Friday, Feb 7 to Sunday Feb 9, 2014 Boulder, CO – Paradox Sports is pleased to announce...

TRAINING FOR THE NEW ALPINISM

Book Review by Don Mellor October 2014 I just finished reading Training for the New Alpinism, and I’m feeling equal parts inspired, enlightened, and useless. It’s a book that does just what it promises: it explains in scientific detail what it takes to...

Smuggs Ice Bash 2016

10th Annual Smuggs Ice Bash: January 22-24   Kick-off party | Drytooling Competition | Clinics | Slideshows & Speaker Presentation | Raffle | Camaraderie! Free gear demos from the industries leading brands, clinics for the beginner to advanced climbers, multimedia slideshows by...