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Areas = 15
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All 2017 | Routes | Areas | Photos 50 | Page Improvements | Comments 11 | Posts 1956 | Stars | Ratings

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Location: MD : Harper's Ferry
By: Bill Kirby When: Mar 30, 2016

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Comments: As March 30 2016 all of Maryland Heights is closed from B slab left due bird nesting

The Tunnel Wall and Confederate Wall are only sections open.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Adirondack Ice Climbing : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond... : Quinn the Eskimo (WI2-3)
By: Bill Kirby When: Feb 28, 2016

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Comments: From the tree at the top my 70M got us to the bottom.

I suggest rigging a screw anchor to belay your second up above the two trees at the top. This makes belaying less awkward than using the tree the rap anchors on.


Location: NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Trollville (Duckshead)
By: Bill Kirby When: Jan 13, 2016

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Comments: Carpool and park as far away from the Red Fox as possible.

I ate breakfast at the Red Fox with my partner just because of the parking. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all good.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : High Peaks Region : Giant Mountain : Eagle Slide (4th) : Photo
By: Bill Kirby When: Aug 13, 2015

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Comments: Haha. That's awesome!


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Lake George Region : Rogers Rock : Little Finger (5.5)
By: Bill Kirby When: Jul 1, 2015

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Comments: The rappel is straight forward. There are rings at the top of pitch 3. Two 60M ropes get you about 20 feet below the top of the second pitch. The second rap gets you about level with the top of the first pitch and those rings get you to the ground. 3 rappels total. All stations have rings.

I would say the 5.5 rating is correct. I felt Little Finger was harder than Chapel Pond Slab. Placing gear on Regular Route is casual where my calfs felt it whether placing or cleaning gear on pitch 3 of Li... more >>


Location: Jeffy P : photos : Photo
By: Bill Kirby When: Jul 2, 2014

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Comments: Interesting shot!


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Adirondack Ice Climbing : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond... : Whales in the Jungle (WI3)
By: Bill Kirby When: Mar 23, 2013

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Comments: Hey Ryan, Sarah is spot on! Whales is to the left of Lions. It's the thin slab of ice 20 feet to left of Lion's on the Beach.

What's cool about it? Whales is as tall as Lions but takes no gear.

Now you know where.. Time to get after it. Make sure hit Tromping in the Tulips afterwards. That's a 3+ too. The route is 75 feet to left of Whales. It starts with traversing climber's right up a ledge then across a tree keep right up to thin ice and frozen moss to the top. Rap down.. There's an an... more >>


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Adirondack Ice Climbing : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond... : Crystal Ice Tower (WI4)
By: Bill Kirby When: Mar 23, 2013

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Comments: Be sure to place a screw before topping out after big snows. Slides have knocked climbers off the top before.

I've climbed this when it's in 5 condition and when it's been more like a 3+. This route forms differently all the time.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Adirondack Ice Climbing : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond... : Haggis and Cold Toast (WI3+)
By: Bill Kirby When: Mar 23, 2013

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Comments: One word.. Awesome! This route was usually fat at this time. A few dry tool moves at the beginning protected by a pin. low angle snow to good vertical ice (at this time) then comes the victory lap to the top. You end up climbing over a tree at the top. New rap anchor!

+1 Simon's comments. The mixed moves are easy but mandatory. You will be climbing better balanced if you stem off the rock on the middle section. This makes screw placements or cleaning much easier.

Be cool if you park across ... more >>


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Adirondack Ice Climbing : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond... : Hot Shot (WI4)
By: Bill Kirby When: Mar 23, 2013

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Comments: Hot Shot is a solid 4. There are plenty of rests when picked out but a 4 by definition. I don't see many 3+ leaders leading this one.

To the dumbasses who stole the biners at the rap/TR anchor on 3/19/13.. Put them Back! It's not trad booty!


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Adirondack Ice Climbing : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond... : Ice Slot (WI4-)
By: Bill Kirby When: Mar 23, 2013

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Comments: Ice Slot was huge this year! Very straight forward.

Your Mama was the fattest it's ever been too. Blue Lines rates Your Mama as a 4+... What?



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