View Full Version : Ciley Barber 12/18/11

12-19-2011, 04:22 PM
Max Neale just returned from a trip to Katahdin. Here are some photos Max took during his climb.

http://neice.com/2011/12/ciley-barber-mt-katahdin-maine-121811/ (http://neice.com/2011/12/ciley-barber-mt-katahdin-maine-121811/)

12-19-2011, 05:35 PM

He had to go awfully far to find ice. Well done, well done indeed.

12-19-2011, 09:00 PM
sweet shots!

12-21-2011, 03:17 PM
sweet shots!

I'm biased but those were nice.

NC Robb
12-22-2011, 07:59 AM
thanks for posting. Group of us are headed up in early January and were getting pretty nervous. Here's to those lines getting fatter and fatter *chink

NC Robb
01-11-2012, 12:10 PM
Got back from a successful trip to Katahdin. Found the Cilley-Barber to be in. The crux pitch was thin; it took some stubbies and tied off screws at the bottom, but took good pro towards the top. Rock gear was out because of a heavy verglass coating on everything. We climbed it in very poor weather and may have set the record for slowest ascent thanks to heavy snow, pond water induced digestive challenges, and zero visibility throughout the descent. What an environment though; full-on conditions in a beautiful setting. You North-easterners are lucky.


Jon Young
01-12-2012, 05:44 PM
how was the approach up to roaring brook? a few of us are making the trip there at the end of this month and would appreciate any info you can offer. cheers

NC Robb
01-13-2012, 08:14 AM
We walked in with sleds from Abol Pond...another party actually pulled off parking at Togue Pond. We could have used skis by the time we got out. If it stays cold and doesn't rain I'd say you can ski to Roaring Brook. We then ditched the sleds and humped gear to Chimney Pond. Hard to say what that section will be like in a few weeks. We made Chimney Pond in a day no problem. Bring it all and decide when you get there, seems to be the MO for this winter.

Jon Young
01-13-2012, 05:12 PM
thanks for posting I appreciate it