ESAW re-cap and Ice Season has started!

The official start to winter may be over a month away but for many of us in the Northeast the proverbial snowball is rolling now! This past weekend is when I flip the switch from Fall rock climbing to thinking a lot about snow and ice starting with attending the 7th annual Eastern Snow and … Continue reading ESAW re-cap and Ice Season has started!

Winter Climbing 101 Course, Frankenstein Cliffs

This summer I got to meet 16 year old Harry for a very rainy day of rock climbing. Most of the day was spent indoors covering rope skills, which he was keen to acquire. He would later climb with EMS Guide Ryan and was following 5.9 routes his second day out. Soon after he started … Continue reading Winter Climbing 101 Course, Frankenstein Cliffs

State of the Ice: Crawford Notch

A rare combination of a day off, day care, and no pressing household matters to attend to let me escape up to Crawford Notch this morning for a quick solo ice climb. I figured I'd grab some pics and try to get a sense of how this past weekends 1-2 inches of rain had impacted … Continue reading State of the Ice: Crawford Notch