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Northeastern Ice Climbing Information


Submitted by mother_sheep on 2004-12-07

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Most already know, the north eastern United States is home to some spectacular ice climbing areas. Listed below is a selection of the ice areas in the region along with resources to area guide services, books and festivals.

MAINE

Ice Climbing Areas: Camden Hills, Moosehead Lake, Baxter State Park (Mt. Katahdin)

Ice Climbing Guide Services: Acadia Mountain Guides (888-232-9559)

Ice Climbing Guidebooks: Ice Climbers Guide to Northern New England - 3rd Edition

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Ice Climbing Areas: Cannon Cliff, Cathedral Ledge, Champney Falls, Crawford Notch, Dixville Notch, Franconia Notch, Huntington Ravine, Mt. Willard, Mt. Washington, North Conway, Rumney, Tuckerman Ravine

Ice Climbing Guide Services: Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School (800-310-4504)

Ice Climbing Guidebooks: Ice Climbers Guide to Northern New England - 3rd Edition

Ice Festivals: New Hampshire Ice Climbing Gathering, North Conway, NH, December 28 & 29, 2004, [url]www.angelfire.com/wi3/climbing[/url]
Mt. Washington Valley Ice Festival, North Conway, NH, February 10 – 13, 2005, [url]www.ime-usa.com/ice-festival[/url]
Chicks With Picks Chicks East Teaser, North Conway, NH, February 19-21, 2005, [url]www.chickswithpicks.net/teaser.htm[/url]

NEW YORK

Ice Climbing Areas: Avalanche Lake, Azure Mountain, Barton High Cliff, Cascade Pass, Catskills Notch, Chapel Pond, Chillar Pillar, Chouinard Gallery, Devil’s Notch, Elk Pass, Forbidden Falls, Gothics North Face, Knob Lock Mountain, Mineville Pillar, North Face Pitchoff, Palisades on Lake Champlain, Pharoah Mountain, Poke-O-Moonshine, Roaring Brook Falls, Trapdyke, Underwood Canyon, Wallface, Wilmington Notch

Ice Climbing Guide Services: Adirondack Rock and River Guide Service, Inc., (518) 576-2041

Ice Climbing Guidebooks: Climbing in the Adirondacks: A Guide to Rock and Ice Routes in the Adirondack Park

Ice Festivals: Rock & Snow out of New Paltz puts on multiple events that they call their Ice Fest 05. Check [url]http://rocksnow.com/events/icefest05.php[/url] for schedule of events.

VERMONT

Ice Climbing Areas: Bear Notch, Bristol Cliffs, Lake Willoughby, Smuggler’s Notch

Ice Climbing Guide Services: Green Mountain Guides Climbing School (802) 644-8131

Ice Climbing Guidebooks: Ice Climbers Guide to Northern New England - 3rd Edition, The Local’s Guide to Smugglers’ Notch Ice

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