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Last Visit: Apr 9, 2017
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
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Location: New Hampshire : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Cathedral Ledge Ice Climbs : Goofers Delight (WI3)
By: Bill Kirby When: Feb 20, 2017

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Comments:
Rock Climbing Photo: Super Goofer's!!
Super Goofer's!!



Super Goofer's is climber's left of Goofer's. Climb the first half of Goofer's to a ledge. Treverse left to a tree above the big flush. Climb the pillar until you get to a tree with rings to the left.


Location: New Hampshire : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Cathedral Ledge Ice Climbs : Thresher (WI3)
By: Bill Kirby When: Feb 20, 2017

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Comments: A 60M rope just barely makes it to the rap station (tree) if you do this in one pitch.

You need double 60s to make it down in one shot.


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By: Bill Kirby When: Nov 10, 2016

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Comments: Did you lose a C3 that day?


Location: New York : Adirondacks : * Adirondack Ice & Mixed : D: Keene Valley and Chapel ... : Chapel Pond : ... : Photo
By: Bill Kirby When: Oct 11, 2016

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Comments: You can walk off too.


Location: B Greene : climbing : Photo
By: Bill Kirby When: Jul 30, 2016

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Comments: That slack won't matter if the screw doesn't hold. Placing screws on Roaring Brook last year is like placing screws in a slurpee.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : * Adirondack Ice & Mixed : D: Keene Valley and Chapel ... : Chapel Pond Canyon : 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: New Hampshire : * 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: New York : Adirondacks : E: 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: New York : Adirondacks : F: 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: New York : Adirondacks : * Adirondack Ice & Mixed : D: Keene Valley and Chapel ... : Chapel Pond Canyon : 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: New York : Adirondacks : * Adirondack Ice & Mixed : D: Keene Valley and Chapel ... : 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: New York : Adirondacks : * Adirondack Ice & Mixed : D: Keene Valley and Chapel ... : Chapel Pond Canyon : 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: New York : Adirondacks : * Adirondack Ice & Mixed : D: Keene Valley and Chapel ... : Chapel Pond Canyon : 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: New York : Adirondacks : * Adirondack Ice & Mixed : D: Keene Valley and Chapel ... : Chapel Pond Canyon : 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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