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Ice and Mixed Bouldering

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Downing Mountain (Eagle Cliff) 
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Smarts Brook 

Ice and Mixed Bouldering 

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Submitted By: Ryan Barber on Jan 16, 2013
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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).

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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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x = Beta (tool slots / hooks / crampon smears, ect)

Project A M5-6  NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : ... : Downing Mountain (Eagle Cli...
Slightly overhanging with a few good tool locks to start off with. Delicate edging and front-point smearing to some thiner hooking towards the top. I had to back off because I wasn't sure how secure the hooks were, and I didn't want to risk my tool blowing from that height. I may try again before the snow melts.The final move feels like its probably M5-6ish (comparable to a 5.9 or 5.10 crux move)It might make a great summer boulder problem as well, though with rock shoes, its probably only V1...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By M Sprague
From: New England
Feb 1, 2013

"Is 'ice bouldering' a thing now" discussion moved to the forum

By Jay Knower
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.