I’m going to make this short and sweet because my phone is ringing off the hook, my text messages are filling up and my email basket is overflowing. Everyone wants the answer to the question; “IS THERE ICE?” And the answer, after a day of rain, a night of temps in the 40’s and a morning of temps in the upper 40’s (even up in the Notches) is a resounding YES VIRGINIA, THERE IS ICE. And YES THERE WILL BE AN ICE FEST!!!!!
The MWV Ice Fest is considered one of the premier climbing events in the country. Even after 20 years it continues to provide a great opportunity for those attending to network, socialize, try new gear and participate in multiple day courses, one-day technicalclinics and privately guided climbs. Don't miss it!
February 5-7 in North Conway, NH.
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The new X4 Camelots are BD's latest addition to their 4-camming device collection. They claim that they are great for everything from big-wall to your basic day-to-day trad climb. So do they hold up to expectations, can they be a replacement for the classic C4's, and how do they compare to the ever popular C3's?
Conrad, a.k.a. The Man In Black, starting the Rock Pitch pillar.
Selected Ice Conditions effective February 4, 2016
In spite of the rain and warmup, there is still ice to be climbed in the Valley and Notches. Some additional caution is required after an event like this, but with reasonable care you should have stuff to climb this weekend. All of the larger climbs are still there and by mid-day Friday and Saturday should be good to go. Just place plenty of pro, check for bonding and beware of some of the top-outs and all should be good. For the time being I personally would NOT go under Repentance or Remission!
V-thread ice anchors are an easy, secure and inexpensive rappel anchor for ice climbing. In this article I will describe how to make the anchor, how to use it, what kind of gear is needed, and how to make your own tool. Everything about v-threading is easy and they have become popular at ice crags all over the world.
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