Ice climbing season is already upon us!


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Mike Hazard · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 90

First ascent of the Black Dike for this season was today:

http://neice.com/ice-climbing-conditions/the-dike-10-26-16/

jon jugenheimer · · Madison · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 1,425

I thought I read somewhere that Peters wife climbed it last week

Mike Hazard · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 90

I didn't know that - if so, badass! Just passing along the article which said "This is believed to be the first ascent of the season." This week or last it's still here... let's all hope it's better than last year.

Max Forbes · · Vermont & Colorado · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 24
jon jugenheimer wrote:I thought I read somewhere that Peters wife climbed it last week
She and Alexa opened the season last year, I think around the 19th or 20th.
Nick Goldsmith · · Pomfret VT · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 15

the fact that it was early last year highlights how these early season cold snaps don't really mean much in the big picture of what our winter will be like.....

Bill Kirby · · Baltimore Maryland · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 40
Nick Goldsmith wrote: the fact that it was early last year highlights how these early season cold snaps don't really mean much in the big picture of what our winter will be like.....
New Hamsphire was crazy! One week slush and hero ice with mud top outs, the next everything's frozen solid and it's 10 degrees. The rock solid approaches with no snow coverage were the most dangerous part of the day.

The NE ice season was good. You just had go a little further west.
BigB · · Red Rock, NV · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 5
Bill Kirby wrote: ....The NE ice season was good. You just had go a little further west.
Like Colorado?
Bill Kirby · · Baltimore Maryland · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 40
BigB wrote: Like Colorado?
Haha.. CO's not in the Northeast.
BigB · · Red Rock, NV · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 5

You mean to tell me that there's states east of the Rockies ....get tha fugouttahere ;)

Bill Kirby · · Baltimore Maryland · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 40
Russ Keane · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 90

Black Dike looking gnarly and thin!!!

Seth Maciejowski · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 250

About time. Ice seasons practically a quarter of the way over by now...;)

Looked FAT!

Nick Goldsmith · · Pomfret VT · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 15

Ice season was good last year but short. the winter in general completly sucked . What I meant by my earlier post is that early season cold snaps do not seem to be a reliable indicator of what the winter will be like.

Nick Sweeney · · Spokane, WA · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 615

Those pictures are RAD!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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