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...

Get Out and Get Some!

It's the Start of December The time when the sun begins to rise, it's nearly set.  The nights are long and cold and the days are short and cold.  It's the best time to catch the mountain gullies with abundant ice...

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...

Back to Business!

The Season is On! Let's take a look at the conditions and reports from this past weekend across the Northeast and go over what to expect for the coming weekend. New Hampshire In Tuckerman Ravine, we saw a couple of climbers lingering around as we headed up...

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...

Baxter – Fall 2014

Conditions Report! October 12-14, 2014 Some years you find ice to climb in October, other years you are hiking in your underwear. The weather started out cold on our trip and we were hopeful, but this was not an ice climbing year. We...

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...

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...

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...