Have you been Naughty or Nice?

Merry Christmas to All This has been the best start to an Ice Climbing Season in recent memory. Seems like most climbers have been "nice" this year. Thank you Santa! Ice Revolution Ice Revolution from Granite Films ~ Jim Surette on Vimeo. "My main...

Harvard Cabin Report 1-21-16

January 21, 2016 Harvard Cabin Mountaineers, Howdy, y'all! I trust everyone is enjoying the political climate developing in the lead-up to the 2016 US Presidential Election. After seven years of mildly entertaining (boring, maybe even depressing) politics in the good ol'...

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...

Early Season Luck On Katahdin – 1

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

There’s Still Ice!

By Courtney Ley Did the recent warm up get you down? Did you think about rock climbing?  Did you... actually rock climb? Once I get in my first ice of the season, there's no turning back!  And no small rise...

P.F. Flyer and More!

It was a great weekend for ice climbing up on the "Rock Pile". NEice team members found plenty of early season ice. Team member Courtney Ley and partner Joel Dashnaw reported thick ice on Pinnacle Gully. Courtney said "it was taking 16cm screws" and the...

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...

Harvard Cabin Report 3-3-16

March 3, 2016 The Harvard Cabin, Huntington Ravine, Mt. Washington NH Harvard Cabin Mountaineers, How's everybody doing? I'm sure you're all equally as frustrated with the yoyo-like weather we've been dealing with here in eastern North America. It seems like there have...

Pinnacle Gully 11/05/11

Photos by 20below...thanks.

September rime ice!

It was an excellent day above tree line on Sunday.  Cool temps with a bluebird sky above and an undercast below.  Not to mention, evidence of the first overnight freeze of the season! There's nothing like a little rime ice...