Monthly Archives: January 2016

Ice routes and conditions are vastly improving in NH. The warmer days and cold nights give the necessary water flow to the routes.  At a rapid rate I am seeing the ice conditions ramp up.

On News Years Day I gave an ice tour of Mt Willard to my good friends Masia and Todd and to Terry. A bright and colorful day we certainly had. We climbed both lower and upper Hitchcock gullys and found the entire route to be in fine shape.

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 The colors on winter!!!

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Terry working through the tricky rock step on Lower Hitchcock.

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Terry and I had a blast spending the day with Todd and Masia. They are so psyched to be climbing ice on New Years day.

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Han Chen and I met very early today Jan 2. Our goal was to be first for the NH classic Black Dike ice climb.

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First place did not happen but we did meet friends on the route. Soon enough we were high on the ice enjoying a warm day, sticky ice, and building conditions.

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So much thanks to you all for getting out climbing ice in the NH mountains. I enjoyed every moment and look forward to more good climbs together.

Art Mooney