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...

Of Slaying the Minotaur and The Rise of Daedalus

New Epic Lines on Cannon Among the ancient Greek legends, it is impossible to separate the tales of Icarus, Daedalus, and the Minotaur.   The same is true of their namesakes on Cannon.  The legacy of these bold lines on Cannon...
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...

Mixed Climbing in the Green Chasm

Mount Webster, Crawford Notch NH "The line runs right up the obvious overhanging face, although it isn't the diagonaling crack. On the right side of the face is a straight-up-and-down crack. The ice at the start is obscured as well....

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...