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Cannon Cliff – Winter Girdle Traverse

by Rufus J Lusk

Cannon Cliff Winter Girdle Traverse from Cowboy Bear Ninja on Vimeo.Possibly the biggest alpine objective on the east coast the Girdle traverse crosses a lot of rock. Cannon is about a mile long and the traverse crosses a good chunk of that length.

Matt McCormick is a professional climber and gear rep for Petzl who lives in Burlington VT. http://mattmccormickclimbing.blogspot.com/

Freddie Wilkinson is a professional climber with Mountain Hardware, writer and guide who lives in Madison NH. http://www.thenamelesscreature.com/

Source: Matt McCormick, Vimeo

 


The Ice Season is Off and Running!

Eugene Kwan follows on Hassig's Direct variation of The Black Dike on Cannon Cliff. (Photo by Kevin Mahoney)

Eugene Kwan follows on Hassig’s Direct variation of The Black Dike on Cannon Cliff. (Photo by Kevin Mahoney, IFMGA/UIAGM Guide, Mahoney Alpine Adventures)

Finally, colder temperatures have arrived, albeit a bit colder than most of us would have liked to start with but ice has formed all over the Northeast now. Many of the classic lines are in and the season is solidly underway! Even the often elusive “Called on Account of Rains”, WI5+, at Lake Willoughby has formed and been climbed already!

Millen Machine and Alfonzo are up in Baxter State Park this week testing themselves and the new climbing regulations. We’re looking forward to a fantastic trip report and great photos as always from the duo!

Enjoy, send hard, be safe and stay warm!