Salmon River Falls

Salmon River Falls, an hour north of Syracuse, New York.  A beautiful setting, with a wide falls with a 100′ drop.  A bend in the river created a horseshoe gorge which presents an amphitheater of long single-pitch ice and mixed (shale) routes.  Everything from easy WI3 to overhung M7+.  Only a couple miles from the…

Reunion

Reunion is a WI4/M4 mixed climb at Chapel Pond, Keene Valley.  Mixed climbing involves “dry-tooling” as well as standard ice climbing.  As you can see, the ice is thin or non-existent in certain parts of this climb.  It is required to use the ice tools and crampons directly on the rock in this case.  That…