News & Information 01/24/10

The 4th annual Smuggs Ice Bash, the local ice climbing festival at the foot of Smugglers Notch VT. Is This Weekend January 29-31, 2010.  More... The Bossman Bayard Russell & Matt McCormick were crushing it in the “Dacks” during Mountainfest establishing...

New Petzl Tools

If you could change the Nomic, what would do? That’s easy; add a hammer and a spike. Well Petzl is working on this and the proto types are here. See photos at Escalade Quebec / Forum “The tools we are seeing...

WI 10?

"I'm just back home after climbing the coolest ice I've ever seen or climbed, anywhere in the world. Tim Emmett and I had a great trip, during which we climbed some insanely challenging and fun spray ice behind Helmcken...

Climbing a Dream in Newfoundland

"Dreamline" (WI6+, 1,260') Feb, 21, 2017 Gros Morne National Park,  Newfoundland, Canada Joe Terravecchia,Will Mayo and Anna Pfaff  climbed a new, and spectacular line today, "Dreamline" (WI6+, 1,260'). Dreamline is a spray ice climb to the right of The Pissing Mare Waterfall on Western Brook...

Where is the ICE?

What a difference a year makes I can't remember a Thanksgiving that I could not climb ice, at least on Mt. Washington. It may happen this year. The ice season has continually gone down hill since mid October :-( I wanted...

Joe Szot – GONE!

 Adirondack Climbing Legend Dies Joe Szot, 51, died of a heart attack while rock climbing in the Shawangunks Mountains of NY,  March 14, 2012 Joe was climbing a route and started feeling poorly.  He asked to be lowered. Once on the ground he...

Ghost River Seasonal Access Secured

Alberta Canada / January 18, 2010 After four years of lobbying and negotiations the Climbers Access Society of Alberta (CASA) won a seasonal permit from the Alberta Government for access into the North Ghost. There are two elements to the access...

Blue Lines 2

New Ice Climbing Guide for the Adirondacks in the Works. The guide is scheduled to be available for the Fall of 2016. As the final touches of the new Ice Climbing Guide nears completion, a few photos are needed. Here is the...

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...

Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan

Be Heard! Help the Adirondack Park Agency define who we are as Mountaineers. If you don't,  they will define who we are for us. As climbers, we have until Friday, Dec 5th 2014, to submit comments to the Adirondack Park Agency. See...