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Have you been Naughty or Nice?

Merry Christmas to All This has been the best start to an Ice Climbing Season in recent memory. Seems like most climbers have been "nice" this year. Thank you Santa! Ice Revolution Ice Revolution from Granite Films ~ Jim Surette on Vimeo. "My main...

Conditions 12-15-16

Winter is HERE! Big Time. A few photos that caught my eye this week.   Source: Facebook Doug Millen      

Central Buttress – Mt. Washington NH

Just thought I'd fire a cool shot your way to get the early season psych up. That's a new route on Central Buttress that Ryan Driscoll starting working on last year. He, Michael Wejchert and I went up there yesterday...

It’s about Time, Where have you Been?

Winter is finally headed our way Last weeks warm weather took it's toll. On Saturday conditions looked worse than the week before. But on Sunday, with a night of below freezing temps the ice is starting to form again. There is plenty of...

Look Sharp

"In ice climbing, as in life, being dull isn't cool. A dull edge, whether a crampon point or an ice tool pick, takes more effort to drive into the ice. Blunt tools also feel considerably less secure and shatter...

The Expected and Unexpected of Early Season

Splashing through the rushing water currents on the trail did not invoke confidence that anything would be frozen up higher.  Still, my climbing partner and I did not slow our pace into King Ravine.  We climbed over the countless...
The Black Dike 10-26-16

The Dike – She GO! 10-26-16

The Black Dike Cannon Cliff, Franconia State Park NH October 26, 2016 Peter Doucette and Keith Sidle found just enough winter on Cannon cliff today to climb "The Black Dike". They found thin, wet and bonded ice with just enough gear to get...

Pinnacle – 10-25-16

And here we go! "Thin ice, delicate climbing, and the nastiest spin drift I've ever experienced made for a decent October solo of Pinnacle. Have at it folks. Just bring some fancy footwork." - Zac St. Jules Source: Facebook,  Instagram

Still a few copies left! An Ice Climbers Guide to Northern New England

The last and final printing of the "An Ice Climbers Guide to Northern New England" by S. Peter Lewis and Rick Wilcox.

2017 – UIAA Ice Climbing Calendar

The UIAA is delighted to announce the final event dates for the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing season. UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup 16-17 December, Durango, Colorado (USA) 7-8 January, Beijing (China) 14-15 January, Cheongsong (South Korea) 20-21 January, Saas Fee (Switzerland) 27-29 January, Rabenstein (Italy) UIAA Ice Climbing...