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Northeastern Ice Climbing Stoke


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Rob Blakemore · · Boston, MA · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 105

UPDATE: Renamed the thread per suggestions. 

Well the days are getting shorter now...post some stoke? 

Or I could pretend I like the summer I guess. 

Emmett Lyman · · Somerville, MA · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 480

I could go for a little ice right about now. Or at least a little bit of cold.

HBTHREE · · ma · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 30

Anybody scene the dyke lately? 

chris_vultaggio · · The Gunks · Joined Dec 2008 · Points: 485



Jon Po · · Mahwah, NJ · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 170

Super stoked for snowboarding!! And next rock season!

Rob Blakemore · · Boston, MA · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 105

Wow, Chris what is that last one?

I heard the dike is building, not quite "IN"

Kevin Heckeler · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 1,412
Rob Blakemore wrote:

I heard the dike is building, not quite "IN"

With all the warm and wet weather lately I'm sure the rock is getting a bit delaminated.

Chris W · · Somerville, MA · Joined May 2015 · Points: 168

I think if we have enough relentless optimism about the weather conditions there might be ice this weekend. The top outs might be a little manky though... You might want to bring some rock pro, maybe rock shoes and ditch the axes, but it'll be there.

Russ Keane · · Asheville, NC · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 150

+1 to this thread!!!  Awesome pics, Rob and Chris both.   Last one's gotta be Dropline.

Bryan Gilmore · · FLG, AZ · Joined Nov 2005 · Points: 1,225
Fredrik Ehne · · Stockholm, Sweden · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 0
Bryan Gilmore wrote:

Thanks for the route recommendations, been thinking about doing some drytooling to prepare for ice season  

Chris W · · Somerville, MA · Joined May 2015 · Points: 168
Bryan Gilmore wrote:

Recompense is certainly on my tick list this season! 

Bryan Gilmore · · FLG, AZ · Joined Nov 2005 · Points: 1,225
Fredrik Ehne wrote:

Thanks for the route recommendations, been thinking about doing some drytooling to prepare for ice season  

I'd love to hear the trip-report from your dry-tool ascent of Sliding Board! 

Rob Blakemore · · Boston, MA · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 105

Edited. 

Re: Sliding Board. The ice was out at Whitehorse last weekend.  Maybe still some in the solution pockets? We looked everywhere. I look forward to the trip report.

Now where were we.  Here's the view from my first ice (snow) lead this last winter! And only 87 years after the first ascent. 



Fredrik Ehne · · Stockholm, Sweden · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 0
Bryan Gilmore wrote:

I'd love to hear the trip-report from your dry-tool ascent of Sliding Board! 

Looking at pictures it looks a bit slabby but don't worry, I'll bring a drill.

Alissa Doherty · · Boston, MA · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 105

Lovely photos as always, Rob. But I'm not convinced. My thoughts on ice climbing right now:

My thoughts on rock climbing right now:


Zac St. Jules · · New Hampshire · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 1,128

Following this of course. 

chris_vultaggio · · The Gunks · Joined Dec 2008 · Points: 485
Rob Blakemore wrote:

Wow, Chris what is that last one?

I heard the dike is building, not quite "IN"

That's Lucho on Smear - cold perspective to hang and shoot that one but it's worth the numb legs....


Stoked for ice but enjoying some cold temps and long granite routes in the upper reaches of Norway, basking in 24-hr sunlight. This place has monster ice potential - has to be insane in the winter month. Huge cascades and couliors everywhere. 

Russ Keane · · Asheville, NC · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 150
Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,800
Russ Keane wrote:

This is Smear??   https://cdn-uploads.mountainproject.com/forum/10621.jpg

Sure looks like it.

Emmett Lyman · · Somerville, MA · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 480

Catskill's Smear, not Frankenstein's.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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