140ft of N.E.W.I. It's a wide one and two parties could climb it at same time. one party on the left wall that is thinner than the actual waterfall ice to climb, W.I.4+. Another party will have plenty of room to choose how to make it up the central water fall also. It's probably all together 50 yards wide. Trees are plentiful to belay at the top of the falls from. great W.I.3+ Fat ice all the ways up the falls. How many screws is up to you.
A well marked sign on 302, Crawford Notch, on the east when heading to Bartlet, Before the entrance gate to the Notch. Go up the road and access of this old road to the railroad tracks is open in the winter. Near the tracks is a parking area. 1.6 to the falls. Take the trail back and this can be top roped. Not an easy approach although it is usually on a packed trail so no snow most days aren't needed. return the same way you went in back to your car.
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Arethusa Falls WI3-4 Trad, Ice, Alpine, 1 pitch, 1401 feet, Grade II
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Climb it where you want and the most left side is run off ice steepest and thinnest, sometimes closer to being W.I.5. The rest of it is usually easiest 3+ You can choose your grade and its easily top roped. Popular with winter hikers and they won't be wearing helmets, the trail goes very near the fall before it heads right and up....[more] Browse More Classics in NH