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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

"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

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...

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...

Poke-O-Moonshine - Adirondacks, NY "Premature Birth" WI5, M6 - Joe Szot & Ian Boyer Joe Szot established this new line right of Mid-Life Crisis just before the sixth annual Adirondack MountainFest. With little ice around Joe was definitely working out side...
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