Hydropower M9 WI5-

Possibly the hardest mixed route in the Catskills FA Matt McCormick 2/22/10 "On my first attempt of the day on the new route I made it all the way to the ice before elbowing my ice tool out of a hook...

Flight into Emerald City

A new ice climb on The Washbowl Cliff, Keene Valley NY First winter ascent of "Flight into Emerald City" M7+ Location: Upper Washbowl Cliff, Keene Valley NY FA: Kevin Mahoney, Nick Bullock & Matt McCormick 1-20-2016 "Kevin Mahoney on his way to the first winter ascent of "Flight...
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...

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...

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...

High and Dry, Mt. Lincoln NH

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

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...

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...

Climbing a Dream in Newfoundland

"Dreamline" (WI6+, 1,260') Feb, 21, 2017 Gros Morne National Park,  Newfoundland, Canada Joe Terravecchia,Will Mayo and Anna Pfaff  climbed a new, and spectacular line today, "Dreamline" (WI6+, 1,260'). Dreamline is a spray ice climb to the right of The Pissing Mare Waterfall on Western Brook...

Road Warrior – FA, Lake Willoughby, VT

Road Warrior - M8 Lake Willoughby, VT FA: 01-25-12  Ryan Brooks and Josh Hurst  "Road Warrior is hands down the best mixed route I’ve been on at Lake Willoughby" - Josh Rack: Standard rock rack including two #3 Camalots and three ½” cams, no...