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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

Strippers!

"it was impressive, the final roof suiting his style of climbing - extra burly pull-ups" -Bayard Russell The route is between Cocaine and the Wrath of the Valkyrie. Read more at Cathedral Mountain Guides   Source: Bayard Russell

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...

Seams Thin

New mixed climb at Trollville - "Seams Thin" M6 Location: Trollville (Duck's Head), Jackson NH Peter Doucette & Erik Eisele Date: January 2012  - Photos from the climb. Peter Doucette climbing. Click photo to enlarge. Gear: No bolts but five pins. And the rack is pretty...