Renormalized at “The Lake”

Ah! The conditions are getting better and I am back to my normal state, once again, at "The Lake".   Below are a few condition photos from our trip to Lake Willoughby VT on Saturday December 13, 2014. Plenty of challenging...

Driving up Hillman’s Highway

by Doug Millen Ever since Irene,  Alfonzo and I have been wanting to catch this drainage, in that perfect moment. We've scrambled up Hillman's in the summer,using it to access the rock ridges of the Boott Spur.  The movement of...

Standard Rt. Frankenstein Cliff, Crawford Notch, NH 12/8/12

Things are starting to happen down on the lower elevations. The ice just wants to grow. We saw ice on most climbs today in Crawford Notch. Nothing safe or climbable but it  is just waiting to form. As soon as...

Chronicles of the Overly Motivated

By Courtney Ley I've been inflicted by a disease.  It leaves my muscles constantly sore, my body screaming for sleep and my family and friends worried about my mental stability.   I become antsy and unable to sit idle for too...
The Black Dike 10-26-16

The Dike – She GO! 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...

Get Ready for a Thanksgiving Ice Feast!

(Featured image by rockytop) Climbers are getting out there and posting ice condition reports and photos.  Here's a quick recap of the latest from all over the Northeast.  Ice routes in the upper elevations are doing well and things down...

Adirondack Ice: Back On the Mend

By Courtney Ley I decided to head to the Adirondacks over the weekend to see how things were fairing after the recent thaw.  I wanted to do a lot of climbing, so it only made sense to hire Alex Wakeman...

A Dose of Prozac and Some Positive Thinking

Let's get right to it!  More noteworthy news coming out of Cannon Cliff again this weekend! Jeff Previte and Matt Ritter made the second ascent of Prozac on the Omega Wall this past Friday.  The mixed route, finishing right of...

The Weekly UPdate!

From Cannon Cliff to Crawford Notch and Beyond New Hampshire It's game on in the higher elevations this week!  Lines formed in Pinnacle Gully and other gullies in Huntington saw some action too, including Odells and Yale.  We even had our first minor...

Early Season Luck On Katahdin – 1

Piggy-Wiggy Katahdin, Maine 10-13-2012 Photos by Doug Millen & Alan Cattabriga