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...

And here we go! "Thin ice, delicate climbing, and the nastiest spin drift I've ever experienced made for a decent October solo of Pinnacle. Have at it folks. Just bring some fancy footwork." - Zac St. Jules Source: Facebook,  Instagram

The Cilley-Barber (IV 4) is "IN!" Max Neale just returned from a trip to Katahdin. Here are some photos Max took during his climb, Zebediah Engberg climbing. Photos by Max Neale  

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

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...
Mike Pelchat on the wet and thin Black Dike Traverse. 2-23-17

Where are we and what's next? Remind me? What month was that? February or April? The month started off great! Plenty of snow and ice to climb. But, right after some epic snowfalls and great skiing, things went south. It started to...

Winter is finally headed our way Last weeks warm weather took it's toll. On Saturday conditions looked worse than the week before. But on Sunday, with a night of below freezing temps the ice is starting to form again. There is plenty of...

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...

March 17, 2016 Harvard Cabin Mountaineers, Happy St. Paddy's Day! In celebration, The white mountains have been turned green! But, don't worry, there is still plenty of skiing and climbing to be had before we let all the ice fall down....

THE GREAT GULF by Courtney Ley The Great Gulf.  There could be no other name for it.  When I look at it from the vantage point of Mt Clay, I imagine the walls of this giant cirque begin to expand suddenly,...
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