Monthly Archive: April, 2011

Guest Author: Protection Is Always a Good Idea

At the beginning of every climbing season, I tend to spend a couple days leading local moderates. The idea is to deemphasize the climbing difficulty, instead focusing on bomber gear placement, protecting the second, and efficient… Continue reading

Red River Gorge

Roadside Crag Ashley cruising up Redeye Brew Tim enjoying jugs on Beta Spewer Ashley on C Sharp or B Flat Eric Marshall on the low crux Apoplectic Chick from Missouri Tim on Edge… Continue reading

Last Chance

With two days left before heading south, I felt the pressure building to sneak in one more ski day before our departure.  With my local haunts out of condition for the season, I… Continue reading

Four Hundred Feet of Heaven

I am sure that by this time of the season many of you are sick of hearing about my skiing exploits.  Judging by the recent guest post, I know one person who is. … Continue reading

Guest Author: Getting My Boyfriend Back

The gear room in its winter glory (note the bikes being used as additional drying racks)   As much as I hate to admit it, I am a fairly jealous person. I guess… Continue reading

Two for One

Doug on the Firecracker Arete On Sunday morning I met Doug under the power lines at the entrance to Pawtuckaway State Park.  We met early, as Doug had to hustle back to Massachusetts to attend to… Continue reading

My Private Mountain

You can’t rely on the lifts anymore For the majority of the winter I have milked Mount Wachusett for all it is worth as a backyard playground.  I have been fortunate enough to… Continue reading

In His Own Words, Extreme Mickey Spades

Mickey Spades near the summit of Mount Moosilauke THE WINTER GOAL This winter once I got my skis I had the thought of how cool it would be to skin and ski Mt.… Continue reading

And So It Begins

Ashley on an unnamed problem at Lincoln Woods There is a famous Mark Twain quote that goes “If you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes.”  One of… Continue reading

Moosilauke Ski Kit

The kit for a winter skin and ski of Mount Moosilauke Layers (what I wore) Mammut Hybrid Extreme Pant EMS T1 Pant EMS T1 Top EMS Techwick Tank Top Marmot Ion Windshirt The… Continue reading