This is the ridge that borders North Gully in Huntington Ravine. Head up a low angle toe of rock. The route is mostly 4rth class with several easy technical spots. The climb kind of ends just after a large ledge with the "diving board" feature, which sticks out into space above North Gully. Very great position with spectacular views of the ravine. Overall is is a pretty fun route although it would be nicer if it didn't kind of run out half way up the side of the ravine.
Hike up the Huntington Ravine Trail from Pinkham Notch. From the center of the ravine identify North Gully -- last one to your right -- and bushwack over to it. Depending on the line you pick, this may turn out to be the crux of the day. Once you ascend a 10' or 15' foot corner off the diving board ledge, the technical climbing comes to an end an you scramble to the top of Nelson Crag and find the immense cairn. Walk around the Alpine Garden and descend the Lion Head Trail back to Pinkham.
Light rack, small to medium. You can find a place to put pretty much anything you bring.
Aaron on the Diving Board, which sticks out into t...
|By john strand|
From: southern colo
Oct 28, 2009
Not a bad route and a fun solo . maybe 5.4
Jun 11, 2012
hey jon, has there been anything done on the steep vertical face on the left of the ridge that drops into north??
|By Matthew J. Murphy|
Dec 2, 2012
Anyone have any info on this as a winter route. Is it considered poor style to climb this in crampons? I know opinions differ. I realize it would suck to scratch up the route and kill or mar any fragile alpine veg. But if it's already a winter route... Any opinions out there?
From: Newmarket, NH
Dec 3, 2012
highly recomended. Have at it, good fun.
|By Peter Lewis|
From: Bridgton, Maine
Nov 7, 2013
This is a grand adventure as an easy winter alpine rock route! No worries about crampons, just don't be destructive.