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This Blog Is Moving!!

TUESDAY, September 12, 2017 – The Classic Adirondack Climbs blog will become a part of our Vertical Perspectives Photography blog page as of today, September 12, 2017. Because Classic Adirondack Climbs is really just one of our Vertical Perspectives Photography projects, and because duplicating updates from this page to the Vertical Perspectives Photography’s is pointless, all future blog posts for Classic Adirondack Climbs will appear only on the Vertical Perspectives Photography blog page. If you are currently following Classic Adirondack Climbs you will need to follow Vertical Perspectives Photography to continue to receive update notifications.

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Classic Adirondack Climbs: Presentation & Book Signing

MONDAY, August 7, 2017 – Photographers and mountain guides, R.L. and Karen Stolz will present a program entitled “Creating the Photographs for Classic Adirondack Climbs,” and sign copies of their recently released large-format, hardcover book of Adirondack climbing photographs on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7:30pm. This program, at the Keene Valley Library in Keene Valley, NY is open to the public and admission is free.

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Classic Adirondack Climbs - Rock, Ice & Slide Climbing Photographs from the East's Largest Wilderness

Multiplication Gully Photo Shoot

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Phil Nathan nearing the top of Multiplication Gully

THURSDAY, February 27, 2014 – Last Thursday, Karen Stolz and Phil Nathan climbed Multiplication Gully, located in a deep cleft on High Falls Crag in Wilmington Notch. The climb was fat and soft as it often is toward the end of the season. R.L. Stolz took the hard way, breaking trail up the steep walk-off in deep snow while lugging cameras, ropes and assorted other gear. Once he was on top, a short rap led to a tiny perch overlooking the second pitch. From this vantage point he was able to photograph most of the upper climb.

One of the more popular ice climbs in its grade range, this route was an obvious choice for inclusion in Classic Adirondack Climbs. Parties ahead of and behind us had traveled long distances to sample the great ice the Adirondacks are known for. Answering their many inquiries about route suggestions reminded us why we embarked on this book project.