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,...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...