Monday, January 3, 2011

Ice Climbing - New Year's Eve in the Adirondacks

The Adirondack High Peaks region is blessed with an abundance of reliable roadside ice climbs. The most popular locations are concentrated in the Chapel Pond area along Route 73 south of Keene Valley or in the Cascade Lakes corridor between Keene and Lake Placid even though the entire Adirondack Park is littered with ice-covered outcrops.

Day 1 :
Ice climbing route climbed today : Chouinard's Gully ; Hot Shot (x2)  ; Ice Slot

Chouinard's Gully (NEI 3, 400') 

Hot Shot (NEI 4+)

Sophie the Red Nosed Reindeer

Day 2
Snow shoe trek in Underwood Canyon
Route climbed : Big blue NEI 4+ (x2)

Big Blue NEI 4+

New Year's Eve

Lemon Meringue Pie

Day 3

Sophie placing an ice screw

Gear Snapshot
Climbing shoes with crampons

Harness with ice screws and screamers

Ice axes


Special thanks to Ken Murphy

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