Catskill Ice Festival 2015

The 17th Annual Catskill Ice Festival January 30, 31, February 1, 2, 2015 This year again they will have multiple clinics on all the skills and techniques you need to get out on ice - from basic skills, to dry-tooling, to...

Smuggler’s Notch Ice Bash 2015

This Weekend! Join NEice at the fastest growing Ice Festival in the Northeast! We will be at the notch road gate Jeffersonville side, dishing out hot soup and flying the drones. Hope to see you there.   January 23-25, 2015 Kick-off party |...

Adirondack International Mountainfest 2015

The 19th annual Adirondack International Mountainfest January 16, 17 and 18, 2015. Mountainfest is an annual celebration of ice climbing and mountaineering, featuring guest athletes who entertain us with tales of climbing adventures, instructional clinics taught by visiting climbers and local...

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...

An Early Christmas!

The holiday came early for Matt Ritter this year.  He and partner Jim Shimberg established a new route on Cannon Cliff this past Monday! And that's not all. Hungry for more, Matt returned yesterday with Michael Wejchert and put...

Poke-O Access

Please respect the owners property rights and don't trespass. Use the standard trails from the campground to access the cliff. Please see the information below and tell all your climbing friends. Thank You! - Doug Millen   Climbers should be aware...

Fund Drive 2014

What would the ice climbing season be like without NEice? Think about it! It's time for the year end Fund Drive Celebrating 15 Years! NEice is a community web site run by volunteers, but we still have hard costs to run and maintain the server and...

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...

New ADK Ice Guide in the Works!

Attention! Don Mellor and Drew Haas are working on a new guidebook for Adirondack Ice Climbing. This will update the current guide "Blue Lines", and will be the 2nd edition. They are looking for photos of Adirondack ice climbing for the new...

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow!

One Reckless Youth, an Ice Devil and several Polar children Times like these don't come along often, I mean, when was the last "Polar Vortex"? But when they do, you better be ready. The conditions were ripe for the picking...