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Kineo Ice Climbs
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Main(e?)line 

Main(e?)line 

WI5+

   
Type:  Ice, Alpine, 300'
Consensus: WI5+ [details]
FA:  Paul Boissonault (Base) and Kurt Winkler around 1980
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Submitted By: steitz on Dec 6, 2010

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The last steep pitch of ice.

Description 

A classic ice climb of the Northeast, burly and challenging.



(I've been searching all over the internet, but can't find any info about this climb, if anyone has any, please let me know)

Location 

On the larger face of Kineo, when the ice sets in well.

Protection 

Screws and some trad gear


Photos of Main(e?)line Slideshow Add Photo
Maine Line, III NEI 5+
BETA PHOTO: Maine Line, III NEI 5+
Chuck heading up the first pitch of steep stuff.
Chuck heading up the first pitch of steep stuff.
All credit to Jeff Butterfield and Acadia Mountain Guides for this photo.
BETA PHOTO: All credit to Jeff Butterfield and Acadia Mountain...
Heading up the first pitch.
Heading up the first pitch.
Kineo Feb 12 2011
Kineo Feb 12 2011

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By john strand
From: southern colo
Dec 7, 2010

I'm almost positive that the f/a was Paul Boissonault (Base) and Kurt Winkler around 1980.
At the time there was talk of it being grade 6. Kurt had done the f/a of L'Pomme D'or in Quebec and thought this was at least as hard.
By cjdrover
From: Somerville, MA
Feb 28, 2013

The Wilcox/Lewis guide gives the FRA as Cummins/Imbrie in 1977, with an earlier ascent in '75 or '76 that went unreported.