I got my first taste of ice climbing in the Adirondacks of New York this weekend. The season is well under way here, with lots of climbs being totally formed and hacked up, something that isn’t ever really the case when climbing ice in the Pacific Northwest. From the current home base in Massachusetts (yep!) a couple hours of driving and Marc and I were at Chapel Pond, the epicenter of ‘Daks climbing. It was a cold and windy day, but we were able to scrape our way up a few moderate classics…all about 10 minutes across a frozen pond from the car.


The crag at Chapel Pond

A great place, easy access, and a long season. Perfect!