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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...

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...

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...

The KRONOS is HERE!

THE KRONOS, THE WORLD'S FIRST 'T' RATED TECHNICAL ICE CLIMBING TOOL MADE OF WOOD "Just amazing, a 'T' RATED wood ice tool. The future is here!" - Doug Millen Fellow Ice Climbers, We are extremely proud to finally release the KRONOS Wood...
Ryan climbing some exposed ice during the trip - Alden Pellett

Newfoundland 2015

A Trip Report by Ryan Stefiuk - bigfootmountainguides.com The MV (marine vessel) Leif Ericson crunches through sea ice in the Cabot Strait. The ship's hull groans and 2-3 meter thick ice buckles underneath. Cracks in the ice expose the intimidating midnight...
Pi-day---fred-hillmans

“Pi Day”

A New Ice Climb in the Remote Panther Gorge Adirondacks, NY by Kevin MacKenzie - adirondackmountaineering.com The cold winter of 2015 seemed to last forever. Perhaps it was the weather, perhaps the weather in combination with the pressures of life. In any...

Pinnacle Gully

"LTC working his way into the good stuff" @greenezo via Instagram

The Apex and Switch – DMM Ice Tool Review

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...