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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

Endangered Species

Poko-O-Moonshine - Adirondacks,  NY 01/14/2011 Adirondack Mountainfest 2011 Story Up-Date 1/20/11 from Bayard Russell True to Mountainfest tradition of establishing new climbs, Bayard Russell, Matt Horner & Matt McCormick established - "Endangered Species" M6+ NEI5+ R. The climb is just to the right...

BOLD New Ice Route

Simian Poko-O-Moonshine, NY NEI 5+R/X, M-fun, 450-500 ft FA 3/9/11 - Ian Osteyee & Bill Simes "Basically no gear on the first pitch until the topout ledge, then just a 10cm screw. Similar to Stingray but no anchor to clip halfway up. They...

Pole Dance

Frankenstein Cliff, Crawford Notch NH Pole Dance- NEI 5 FA: December 17, 2010 Kevin Mahoney, Bayard Russell & Matt McCormick "After an exciting afternoon on the ground dodging missiles in the south facing sun, "Pole Dance" went down. This new route at Frankenstein is...

CryoKinesis

. The First Ascent of Cryokinesis Ray Rice’s airborne antics folded him nearly in half and brought him to a halt not so far above Cathedral Ledge’s Blueberry Terrace in January 2010. “Walking”, or “climbing it off", as was the case,...

Silent Spring

The Bethel Crag by Josh Hurst / Photos by Eric Eisele and Ian Austin Finally got the job done!  Super psyched! We called it Silent Spring, M12 The real praise goes to Ian who was a patient driver and belayer for the...