ADK Mountainfest 2016 – Recap
Solo takes to the sky during Mountainfest
Nick Bullock walks through the “Ice Storm”.
Nick Bullock on “Ice Storm”. M6, WI 5+. Chapel Pond Canyon.
FA: Alex Lowe and Scott Backes, 1/98. On the first assent Scott lent Alex 4 new stubby ice screws for the climb, “and he roached everyone” (hitting the rock below) Scott said.
“A good introduction to Adirondack ice climbing” – Matt Horner
“Back in the East. Small crags shine with sheen. Breaking glass. Control the burn and control the brain and control the urge to sprint. Sprinting is not a recommendation. The protection glints a long way below. “You can never have enough pound in kit Nick.” I remember my friend Byard saying just after I almost hit the deck. “We’ll start steady, Matt McCormick said and almost as quick as you can say epic, I was teetering high, attached to thin silver looking at the distance I would go and my head screamed, ‘How the hell did this happen all over again and so soon?’” – Nick Bullock
Photos by Matt Horner
Fun for everyone