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Cliff on the opposite side of Mt.Willey
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By Brentheden
From Northwood, Nh
Jun 26, 2014

So we all know Willey's Slide; But what's the deal with the cliff band on the south western face of the mountain?
From Ethan Pond if you look north, it's impossible to miss the long cliff band. Probably would be accessible via the Willey Ridge trail with some bush-whacking and a rappel or two.
Anyone know what I'm talking about? Somebody has to have noticed it in the past


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By patrick donahue
From Gunnison, Colorado
Jun 26, 2014
me climbing at lost horizon, NH

hey Brentheden
Could this possiblely be Whitewall Mountain? i know Bradley White was putting up some routes in that area a few years ago. seems like more alpine rock type climbing. here is a photo of whitewall mountainproject.com/v/106813430. Whitewall mt


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By Mark NH
Jun 26, 2014

Here's some possible help if it is indeed Whitewall Mt. we're talking about:

1happyhiker.blogspot.com/2012/07/a-traverse-of-whitewall-mou>>>

You'll find more hiking reports if you Google it which may help if you're wanting to explore.


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By Tom Sherman
From Bristol, RI
Jun 26, 2014

What he is talking about is right on the backside of Willey. I don't know anything about it, but looks pretty cool from google earth. Looks to be about 1,000 feet (travel) from summit and ~800 feet down in elevation. The rock looks wetish from GE, moreso towards north. If you did some research on Ethan Pond Trail hikes (maybe summitpost) seems you would have to come across photos.

I've been looking to checkout Mt. Lowell if I can find some others who are interested come winter. This kind of falls into that category. Looks fun. Without a doubt there should be some ice routes in there, commitment and weather permitting.

Also is Willey's Slide a rock climb or no?

Edit: I should say I don't know enough about it, but what I meant by weather is that this thing has a glaring southern exposure. Maybe it doesn't form up.


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By Brentheden
From Northwood, Nh
Jun 28, 2014

During the winter Willey's Slide great for some low stress ice climbing but I haven't seen it in the warmer months. My guess is that it's not worth the time and you'd be better off just driving 10mins down the road to Mt.Willard.
From the pond though, the cliff looks awesome. The most northern section of it being a big slab, than it gets more vert the farther along the cliff you go. I'm gonna try to get back up there in the next few weeks and get a better look at the faces, could be rad, could be a bust, but I'm feeling lucky


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