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Adirondacks Mountainfest 2013 Ice Climbing--Multiplication Gully

Pitch One, Multiplication Gully

Pitch One, Multiplication Gully

Takin' it easy at the belay on Pitch One

Looking up toward what's to come

Pitch Two, Multiplication Gully

Pitch Two, Multiplication Gully

Pitch Two, Multiplication Gully

Celebrating on top

The long rappel down

Moving under the delicate ice curtain

Met up with Rob on the blustery Sunday of the Adirondack Mountainfest's final day, our sights set on the classic ice climb, Multiplication Gully.  Rob and I had last met up on a beautiful autumn day for the New Hampshire rock classic, Whitney-Gilman.  Though the Mountainfest posed the challenge of a crowded route, we seemed to find a pretty good window on this one--and it was an excellent choice for the day--tucked (mostly) out of the wind, much more so than the Chapel Pond climbs like Chounairds Gully, and hidden away from the heat and sun earlier in the week.  The first pitch was a great warm up and pitch two had a delightful series of steep steeps and then the final ramp with rock to the right and a hanging ice curtain to the left that demanded delicate movement.  Rob styled it all and it was a treat to be able to share another classic climb with him--this time on ice.