|Smugglers Notch Ice climbing
An amazing classic climb!
First pitch is just OK, pitch 2 spices it up, and the top pitch is superb exposed steep ice!
P1. Angles up and left to the obvious corner with a short mixed section to bolted anchors.
P2. (generally NO ice on this pitch!) Climb straight up to bolted anchors approx 100ft. or continue out right onto ice.
P3. Angle out right to finish on the main flow or, if the ice is in continue straight up the steep curtain straight to the top!
Located Just right of the Elephant's Head buttress.
Elephant's head is on the left when approaching from the Smuggler's Notch/Jefferson side just past the summit of the road and the 'Stone Hut'
Screws and trad gear required!
Jan 29, 2014
So why isn't there an M grade for this route?
From: Wakefield, RI
Mar 3, 2014
Good Question Mike... I would say M4 pg13 felt like runout 5.9 climbing to me
Mar 6, 2014