Pi-day---fred-hillmans

“Pi Day”

A New Ice Climb in the Remote Panther Gorge Adirondacks, NY by Kevin MacKenzie - adirondackmountaineering.com The cold winter of 2015 seemed to last forever. Perhaps it was the weather, perhaps the weather in combination with the pressures of life. In any...

Four Rings of Saturn

A new climb on Gothics East Face Four Rings of Saturn - NEI 4 / 235' Adirondacks NY   Location - Satellite Image FA: Kevin MacKenzie & Matt Dobbs - March 7, 2015 Though everything in the backcountry is alluring, a few places and features intrigue me more...

Frankensteins South Face

Conditions are everything in ice climbing and they happened this past week on the South Face of Frankenstein Cliff. This extended cold spell and cloudy skies have brought in some great ice climbing on the South Face. On Saturday we climbed...

Before the Thaw

By Matt Ritter From the exposed ledges of the Whitney Gilman Ridge it would call to me. I’d snap seemingly random photographs and stare distractedly. I’d remind myself that as a guide I should remain focused. The giant corner system...

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...

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow!

One Reckless Youth, an Ice Devil and several Polar children Times like these don't come along often, I mean, when was the last "Polar Vortex"? But when they do, you better be ready. The conditions were ripe for the picking...

Stingray and a new climb at Poko "Ruination" WI6 X

 by Ian Osteyee Mark Meschinelli and I had a good day at Poko on Friday the 27th. Things looked to be shaping up a bit when I was there on Thursday, so I brought in a substitute guide and played...

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...

Spray Ice!

Otter Cliffs Acadia National Park, ME Well you don't have to travel to Helmcken Falls, Canada to climb "Spray Ice". You just need the right weather and timing. Report from Josh Hurst "Ian and Owen found found some spray ice after the blizzard on...

High and Dry, Mt. Lincoln NH

                                                "High And Dry" ( erroneously named Woodman/Dorcy in my post Spirit, the names of the FA...