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Newfound Lake  


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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: lee hansche on Feb 28, 2008
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Description 

A fun little ice crag with a few worth while lines... Actually all the climbs that regularly form are really nice , then there are some obscure mixed or less reliable routes that are worth doing if they are in, but not classics... Crowds can sometimes an issue on weekends but midweek its a nice secret stash... The biggest challenge is the parking situation which is often changing... The roads are narrow so parking on the sides of the road is out... There was a small parking area a little north of the cliff that was recently developed by the owner of the property... Word on the street is that the owners of the lot are cool with you parking as long as you ask... If anyone has more info on parking please post...

There are Two popular routes both of which hold a few variations between grade 3 and 4... There is also a nice grade 5 curtain when it is in good shape... Routes are all 1 or 2 pitches and finish in the woods... Double 60m ropes will get you down from all routes... You can also walk off to the left (south) but its much easier to rap...

The best part of the crag is that you don't have to drive far for fat consistent ice... Rumney is great but it gets too much sun to be reliable... Being east facing, Newfound only gets the cold early morning light and there for it forms well...

Getting There 

From south take exit 23 and head west on route 104 to the town of Bristol... At the town center take a right onto Lake st. (route 3A)... Follow this till you can take a left on to West Shore Rd.... Follow West Shore with the lake on your right till you see the ice climbs on your left (its a pretty obvious cliff at the top of a short steep hill)... Drive by the crag and the parking area is the next spot on the left... Ask Permission to park unless you know you can do otherwise...

From the north take exit 26 as for Rumney and head west... At the traffic circle Head south on Route 3A for a while till you see a sign for the town of Hebron (This is North Shore Rd.) Follow North Shore Rd. in to Hebron and take a left on to West Shore Rd... If you know where to park you will get there before you see the cliff otherwise drive by the cliff and turn around to find the parking...

From the parking spot walk 5 min south to the steep hill and up to the cliff...

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.4 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Newfound Lake:
Pikeline   WI5- PG13     Ice, 1 pitch, 150'   
The Red Headwall   WI5-     Ice, 1 pitch, 190'   
Blood line   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch   
Duofold   WI3-4     Ice, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For Newfound Lake
Heading up Bloodline.  Prior to contributing my own blood.

Blood line WI3  NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Newfound Lake
The line of weakness up the middle of cliff to the top... Really fun and typically fat...Climb up on to the slab and head for the corner of ice above... The difficulty of the crux steep section is very dependent on conditions... sometimes it feels 3+ sometimes a soft 3 but always cool... After the business of the corner the angle eases up and you can cruse moderate slabs and bulges to the trees and belay from a tree with fixed rap rings...There is a fun variation where you break left before the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By E thatcher
From: Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Jan 11, 2013
Possible for an admin to put these routes in order? L- R it's unknown, Red Headwall, bloodline, Unknown 2, Duofold, Pikeline...
By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Jan 12, 2013
Thanks. Done.