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...

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...

The Great Gulf

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,...

And Here We Go!

 October 26, 2013 All it took was a few days of cold weather to set the stage for the start of the ice climbing season. October ice is so sweet!   Alfonzo, Katie Ives and I  figured the best bet for ice...

Where and When?

 A Guide to Early Season Ice Every year it is a little different. When and where we will find the first Ice to Cimb? It is time to start looking.  Time  to start looking at the weather, to sharpen the...

North Gully, Huntington Ravine 2.22.13

        The calm before the storm and another beautiful day in the alpine zone. One week earlier Doug and I enjoyed the "calm" with entirely different conditions in Madison Gulf.  This time we experienced mid March weather on...

Ice!

From the NEIce Gallery, a Members Sample. The ice is here and with this snow, it will only get better!  Enjoy some shots provided by NEice members from  New York, Vermont & New Hampshire spanning the last two weeks. Thank...

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...

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...

Defiance in Huntington Ravine

    The reports were calling for a super storm, another "perfect storm". A cold front and hurricane combining forces over the mid-Atlantic states. I feel for the folks in NYC, Jersey, anyone that's had their lives turned inside out by...