Adirondack Ice: Endangered Species

In January, an awesome line came in next to Jeff Lowe and Ed Palen's famous Gorillas in the Mist on Poke-O-Moonshine in New York's Adirondack State Park. Matt McCormick and Matt Horner took a couple of tries at the line earlier in the month and then I joined them for another try during the annual Mountain Fest. McCormick pulled off the scary first pitch, and we all had to give it everything from there. Not shown is our third and final pitch, the so called "Horner Corner".

Of note, Kevin Mahoney returned with Freddy Wilkinson over a week later for the second ascent. He linked our first two pitches into one extraordinary lead, and the pair added a final pitch to the trees.