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Smarts Brook 

Ice and Mixed Bouldering  


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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ryan Barber on Jan 16, 2013
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Description 

This is a page to submit winter shorties or traverse problems neither of which you need to tie into ropes (though some might have some height and/or commitment factor no less).

Getting There 

Boots crampons and tools are the only requirements. Some of you may prefer those hard mixed sneakers with the points screwed directly to the sole).

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Weather station 0.4 miles from here

22 Total Routes

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['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Ice and Mixed Bouldering
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By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Feb 1, 2013
"Is 'ice bouldering' a thing now" discussion moved to the forum mountainproject.com/v/ice-and-...
By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Campton, NH
Feb 1, 2013
What's the potential for rock bouldering at Smarts Brook?
By Ryan Barber
From: Rumney, NH
Feb 25, 2013
Jay. There probably is some river bouldering potential at Smarts brook, but it might be hard to access without getting your feet wet. There is a deeper section of gorge just upstream from the ice bouldering. There are a few icy mixed routes which were a little intimidating with the conditions that day that get you well into the broken ankle zone of fall potential. If the river was deep enough I bet you could find some lines. Otherwise maybe you could prop a pad against some protruding river rocks.