High and Dry, Mt. Lincoln NH

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

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....

Fluffy

Go back Mountain, NH Fluffy - NEI 6 X 60m - FA: Josh Hurst, Ian Austin   Start: Immediately left of Valhalla in the Valhalla Amphitheater Protection: Stubbies, Screws, .5-3 Camalots Descent: Rap route Extenuating Circumstances: Ice was 1/2"-2" thick at start for the first...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Astro Turf

Lake Willoughby Vermont Astro Turf (IV M9, WI 4+ R) - Matt McCormick and Josh Hurst On Saturday Jan 7, 2005, Josh Hurst and I climbed a new route in the central section of Mt. Pisgah. “Astro Turf” start as for...

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...
The Bossman

The Bossman

Bayard Russell & Matt McCormick were crushing it in the "Dacks" during Mountainfest True to Mountainfest tradition of establishing new climbs, Matt McCormick and Bayard Russell opened up "The Bossman" (M9) on the High Falls Crag in Wilmington Notch. This section...