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...

Moody Aunt Ruby

Lake Willoughby, VT Moody Aunt Ruby (WI 6 R/X, 110M) - Will Mayo, Joe Szot & Ian Boyer Across the Lake on Mt. Hor, Joe Szot, Ian Boyer and I climbed the ethereal yellow icicles that hang from those compact limestone...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...