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Location: NY : Adirondacks : High Peaks : Mt. Colden : The Trap Dike(winter) (WI2 Easy Snow)
By: Auto-X Fil When: May 25, 2011

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Comments: In early season, the ice climbing can be long and fun. But later in the year, the Dike will fill in and it'll be mostly a snow climb - but bring a second tool just in case.

The Dike itself is great, with some steep front-pointing cruxes. The slabs are a long, brutal hike with serious exposure (bring protection if the slabs are hard/icy!) but well worth the summit.

And, to top it all off, the ski tour into Avalanche Lake is second to none. If you've got the skills to descend Colden on planks,... more >>


Location: NY : Adirondacks : High Peaks : Mt. Colden : Trap Dike (summer) (4th)
By: Auto-X Fil When: May 25, 2011

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Comments: Incredible climb. The views, scrambling, and exposure are all excellent.

I highly recommend the 1990 slide on the other side of Colden for a descent. It makes for a real adventuresome day.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Adirondack Ice Climbing : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond... : Chapel Pond Slabs (WI2+)
By: Auto-X Fil When: May 25, 2011

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Comments: Probably the longest real climb in the Adirondacks. Great view of the valley and Giant, and loads of calf-burning front-pointing for most of the climb. Really fun, and a great place to work on dialing your systems, since the climbing is fast and easy.

It can be thin in places, so bring shorties.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Adirondack Ice Climbing : Giant Mountain : Roaring Brook Falls (WI3+)
By: Auto-X Fil When: May 25, 2011

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Comments: Extremely fun. P2 is often a snow slog, P1 and P3 are both challenging in different ways.

Be careful of thin ice at any time of year. If you've never climbed an active waterfall this might not be a good one to start on unless you have good, recent beta that it's solid.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Adirondack Ice Climbing : Wilmington Notch - High Fal... : Multiplication Gully (WI3+)
By: Auto-X Fil When: May 25, 2011

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Comments: Yep, I wouldn't bother parking if there's another car in the lot.

You can belay at the cedars or at a pin right below the crux. The first pitch is short to very short, and quite easy. The second pitch is long and varied, with excellent climbing.