2013 Mugs Stump Award Opens For Applications October 1, 2012

Established in 1993 to honor the late Mugs Stump, each year the Mugs Stump Award provides grants to a select number of individuals and teams whose proposed climbs present an outstanding challenge—a first ascent, significant repeat or first alpine-style ascent—with special emphasis placed on climbers leaving no trace of their passage. Sponsored by Alpinist Magazine, Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., Mountain Gear, Patagonia, Inc., and W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., the Mugs Stump Award encourages men, women and teams from North America to submit their applications for a part of this year’s $25,000 in grant funding.

REEL ROCK 7 Coming to the Adirondacks!

REEL ROCK 7 is Coming to the Adirondacks!

“Live Your Dream” grant

The purpose of the Live Your Dream grant is to fund climbers in pursuit of their personal climbing dreams. The emphasis of the grant is on projects that have significant positive impact on grantees’ progressions as climbers, as opposed to cutting-edge or exploratory objectives. We seek to support climbers from a range of ages and experience levels, as well as a range of climbing disciplines, including sport climbing, bouldering, traditional rock climbing, ice climbing, and mountaineering, etc. Climbers from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington D.C., and Maryland are eligible for the Northeast Region grant.

The American Alpine Journal is HERE!

I just received mine in the mail and can't wait to start reading it. " This is an exciting time of year for the AAC publications staff and volunteers, as the fruits of a year's labor are reaching members' homes....

Reflections

With temperatures reaching into the mid-80s last week, it seems that winter is finally over.  Tools, boots, and screws are being replaced by chalk, shoes, and rock gear all over the Northeast.  Some of the more stubborn among us...

Diary of an NEice Junkie…

How much time do you spend on NEice?  Are you an addict?  Do you come home from a day of climbing and immediately check to see what else people were doing?  Do you have a regular schedule?  Or do...

Time to Sharpen your Gear!

Climb safe, Climb sharp! Ice Season is upon us and now is the time to sharpen your gear for the sketchy early season thin conditions and the mid-winter fatty flows. Griz Guides offers a complete ice gear sharpening service for screws...

Climber’s Library

by Richard Doucette When I first began climbing I had no idea there was such a thing as climbing literature.  A few years into it, I was hanging out with all these AMC types.  It seemed they were all a...

Winter Climbing on Mt. Katahdin

By Steve Prettyman The Red-Tape It’s true. Baxter State Park, in northern Maine, has a registration process and a set of rules that rival just about any other climbing area in the country. It ensures that properly equipped teams of climbers...