It begins each year with the first frost. Around the time the calendar flips to October, I find myself sneaking glances at the high peaks forecast and pulling out my screamers. Rock season is still in full swing, but I start calling a few ice partners to sort out schedules. Three days, we tell each […]
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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 may hold out for one last hurrah, but most are calling it a season. Below two […]
by Patrick Cooke Standing at the first belay, I’m staring up at the crux of the route right off the deck. Protection will be questionable. I’m sure I’m strong enough to pull the moves, but is it worth the risk? I’ve got time to decide – I can always wait until Matt’s up the first […]
Some of the world’s best alpinists seem to come from the Northeast – especially New Hampshire. If you’ve hung out at the Mt. Washington Ice Festival, you know there’s a great bunch of climbers there. More importantly, you’ll find a camaraderie among them that encompasses anyone who puts on a pair of rock shoes or […]