Rock and Ice Climbing First Ascents

 

*Excel First Ascent/ACB List (75)


BOQUET RIVER CRAGS

BIG SLIDE

  • Free Soul (5.9 X) Kevin MacKenzie, Adam Crofoot, Alan Wechsler, 2018 Sept 15

COLDEN

  • Wine Bottle Slide (5.7) As Climbed By: Kevin MacKenzie, Matt Dobbs, NP 2015 June 7

 

GRACE PEAK

  • Grace's Nose (5.6-5.8ish)  This is not a destination area, but it was a fun exploration with Dan Kent. 2019 Oct 26

GOTHICS

  • East Face - Ice Climbing

  • Gothics South Face: TaKillya Sunrise (5.7) FA: Kevin MacKenzie, Jaryn DeShane 2017 July 22 

 

DEVIL'S WASHDISH (Pharaoh Lake Wilderness)

  • Dishin' it Out (5.10b) FA: Adam Crofoot, Kevin MacKenzie, Allison Rooney, 2016 October 9

    • Stout climb up an overhanging dihedral/crack-Adam's route though I was lucky enough to be present for the FA.

 

PANTHER GORGE

 

Overview of Panther Den, Feline, Agharta and Huge Scoop

 

Mt. Marcy ~ Panther Den

 

Mt. Marcy ~ Feline Wall

  • Chimaera (WI3-) FA Matt Dobbs, Kevin MacKenzie, Jace Mullen 2017 Feb 18

  • Galaxy of Tears (5.9) FA Dustin Ulrich, Kevin MacKenzie, 2016 June 17

  • Kitten's Got Claws (5.7+) FA Kevin MacKenzie, Justin Thalheimer, 2015 Aug 1

 

Mt. Marcy ~ Agharta Wall

 

Mt. Marcy ~ Huge Scoop

  • Predatory Instincts (5.9) FA Bill Schneider, Kevin Mackenzie, Nolan Huther, 2016 June 4

  • Pride, The (5.9-) FA Bill Schneider, Adam Crofoot, Kevin MacKenzie, 2015 Aug 30 VIDEO

  • Rumours of War (5.9)(Marcy-first route in the Huge Scoop) FA Hunter Lombardi, Kevin MacKenzie, 2015 July 11 VIDEO

  • Scylla (WI4) & Charybdis (WI4) FA Brent Elliott, Kevin MacKenzie (Scylla) / Kevin MacKenzie, Laura Duncan, Brent Elliott, 2018 Feb 17

 

Mt. Marcy ~ Chimney Wall

 

Mt. Marcy ~ East Face & Overhang Slide

  • Anorthofright (5.9-) FA Steven St. Pierre, Kevin MacKenzie, 2017

  • Margin Slide (5.3) FA Kevin MacKenzie, Greg Kadlecik, 2012

  • Pi Day (NEI 3++) On NEICE.com FA Adam Crofoot, Kevin MacKenzie, Anthony Seidita, 2015 Mar 14 VIDEO

  • Ranger on the Rock (5.6) FA Anthony Seidita, Kevin MacKenzie, 2013 P1: Kevin MacKenzie, Scott van Laer, 2013 VIDEO

  • Revelations (5.8+ X) FA Kevin MacKenzie, Nolan Huther, Loren Swears 2016 Aug 27 VIDEO

 

Mt. Haystack (overview) ~ Pillars & Ramp Wall, No Man's Land, V Wall & South End

  • For Whom the Lichen Tolls Mt. Haystack's Pillar (5.9) (North End) FA Adam Crofoot, Kevin MacKenzie, 2014

  • All Things Holy (5.7) (V Wall) FA Adam Crofoot, Kevin MacKenzie, 2014 VIDEO

  • And Then the Judgment (5.9+) (North End) FA Kevin MacKenzie, Steven St. PIerre 2019 Sept 24

  • Haycrack (5.3) (South End) FA Kevin MacKenzie, Anthony Seidita, 2014 VIDEO

  • Haystack's Ramp Wall 3 Routes - [All Battered Boyfriends (5.7), Less Than Zero (5.5), Eye for an Eye (5.8)] FA Allison Rooney, Adam Crofoot, Kevin MacKenzie 2015 May 30 VIDEO

  • John 3:16 (WI4) & PG-13 (WI4) (V Wall) FA Kevin MacKenzie, Loren Swears 2018 March 24

  • Kitty Cake & By Tooth and Claw 2nd Ascent (North End) FA Doug Ferguson, Kevin MacKenzie, Walker Wolf Bockley 2017 Jan 14

  • Luceo Non Uro (North End) FA Kevin MacKenzie 2020 June 5 (alone/rope solo)

  • Orson's Tower (NEI3+) & Fly By (NEI3) (Haystack-North End) FA Kevin MacKenzie, Nolan Huther, 2016 Mar 5 VIDEO

  • Paws Off (5.8) (No Man's Land) FA Kevin MacKenzie, Steven St. Pierre 2018 June 9

  • Psalm 23 (5.7) & Windjammer (5.7) (V Wall) FA Kevin MacKenzie, John Pikus, Jaryn DesShane; John Pikus lead for Windjammer.

  • Ride the Lightning and Skip the Lightning (WI5- & WI3+) (Ramp Wall) FA Alan Wechsler, Kevin MacKenzie 2017 March 10

  • Slab the Impaler (5.9) (No Man's Land) FA Kevin Mudrat MacKenzie, Loren Swears, Katie Vannicola 2020 Aug 22

  • Tomcat (5.8+) (No Man's Land) FA Steven St. Pierre, Kevin MacKenzie 2020 June 4

  • Trigger Warning (5.10b) (No Man's Land) FA Adam Crofoot, Kevin MudRat MacKenzie, Katie Vannicola 2020 Sept 6

*Thanks to Jim Lawyer and Adirondack Rock for overlaying the route lines on the photos.

 

SOUTH COLTON CLIFF

  • SLU'zers (5.3+)...a nice little warm up climb before the harder routes. ACB: Colin Loher, Kevin MacKenzie

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AVALANCHE PASS

CASCADE PASS

CHAPEL POND PASS

 

HIGH PEAK SUMMIT CLIMBS

POKE-O-MOONSHINE

 

WILMINGTON NOTCH

 

Disclaimer: The Information contained in these pages are personal accounts for entertainment purposes and quick references only. It is not intended as a guide or substitute for a working field guide. The Adirondacks can be dangerous and you must obtain a trail book and/or consult a working outfitter/guide before setting out on any hike. Wilderness conditions change daily. Author makes no guarantees on the accuracy of information within these pages. As such, the author of this site bears no responsibility for injury and/or death or any other unforeseen tragic consequences resulting from information obtained on this site.

© 2018 by Kevin B. MacKenzie

46-R #5430W, NYS Tier 1 Rock/Ice Guide; First Ascents

Member: NYSOWA, DEC Technical Rescue Team, ACC Board

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