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Roberttaylor - on 06 Sep 2018

I'm considering spending 4th-30th December in New Hampshire, quite close to some of the ice climbing there (40 mins from Concord). Has anyone climbed out there, how reliable are ice conditions?

Also any advice r.e. must-dos and lesser known gems would be appreciated. 

Cheers

nniff - on 06 Sep 2018
In reply to Roberttaylor:

Can't really help you, I'm afraid, other than to steer you towards this   https://www.vimeo.com/22993356

Proper bit of climbing that.

Roberttaylor - on 06 Sep 2018
In reply to nniff:

That bit of footage makes my palms sweat. Horrible to watch.

Pay Attention - on 06 Sep 2018
dauwhe - on 07 Sep 2018
In reply to Roberttaylor:

Lots of route information on MountainProject: https://www.mountainproject.com/area/106099658/nh-ice-and-mixed

Pinnacle Gully is awesome; lots of good climbing at Frankenstein and on Mt. Willard. 

redjerry - on 07 Sep 2018
In reply to Roberttaylor:

December is usually a bit early, but it really varies a lot from year to year. Jan/Feb usually more reliable. Having said that we're not talking Scotland here.... I guided there for 10 winter seasons (dec thru march) and almost never had to cancel a day out.

dsh - on 07 Sep 2018
In reply to Roberttaylor:

Compared to the UK conditions are very reliable.

Lake Willoughby Vermont is another good spot and further North, if you don't mind a couple of hours drive. 

pneame - on 07 Sep 2018
In reply to nniff:

Hells teeth!

nniff - on 07 Sep 2018
In reply to pneame:

Probably the definitive antidote to send-it-dude-over-rehearsed-anodyne-bouldering-movies in which the only question is whether the subject catches the hold this time or hits the mat again.  400 feet of air below that hand jam sequence ……...

Roberttaylor - on 07 Sep 2018
In reply to nniff:

Pretty raw.

ben b - on 07 Sep 2018
In reply to nniff:

Anyone passing by this thread wondering if they should click the link or not...

Do it now!

Unless it's just before bed in which case you might not sleep well. I think my imagination is just a bit too good, I can see the dinner plates and sudden unforeseeable fractures in the ice...ugh...

He's not bad, that House lad, is he?

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Tim Sparrow on 08 Sep 2018
In reply to nniff:

"We get kind of attached to having a future."

Amen to that!!

 

topee - on 10 Sep 2018
In reply to Roberttaylor:

looking at going out in mid Jan 2019 if anyone interested.

 


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