The complete guidebook to one of America's outstanding
ice-climbing areas, the Adirondack Mountains of northern
New York State.
From ice climbing's humble beginnings with roped
climbs up the Trap Dike and Chapel Pond Slab in the
1930s, on through the landmark visit of Yvon Chouinard
and the unveiling of his then-modern tools in 1969, to
the inspirational visits of Western stars like Jeff and
Alex Lowe, and on to the latest adventures of local
climbers up in Avalanche Pass, "Blue Lines" tells the
stories and describes the routes with a history of
Adirondack ice climbing, notes on grading and safety,
and maps and photo illustrations to show the way.
Newly published additions include: