Eman2005 wrote:So, I have decided to make a list of places to make goals to climb. As a little introduction, I live in the Pittsburgh area, and I am 17 and have a decent amount of climbing/belaying experience through school. I have read the Freedom of the Hills. I have also marked my first goal as to complete a climb of Mt. Washington with the IMCS three day course.
If it's an IMCS winter school, you can learn everything but crevasse skills, as well as in any school out west. One thing about the northeast: your back yard may be a very steep hill suitable for learning basic ice axe skills.
2. Possibly a summit of An Adirondack mountain
Contrary to some opinions here, a winter climb up something like the north face of Gothics is quite challenging. There are many 35 to 45 degree slides in the Adirondacks that, when covered with snow and ice, would cause many to poop their pants.