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Selsun Blue 

WI4

   
Type:  Ice
Consensus: WI4 [details]
FA: Bob Pike & Chris Hassig 1976
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Feb 1, 2007

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The left variation of Selsun Blue is probably only...

Description 

The huge flow up the middle of the cliff....
Really fun, one of the best ice climbs at Rumney....
Melts a lot on a sunny day but rebuilds well most nights....

Easier if you start at the left and work right following the lower-angle moves.... Probably WI4+ if you go straight up the steepest parts...Like most ice climbs the difficulty is subject to conditions....

This is a really nice place to be on a winter day looking out from the cliff top at the Baker River and hilly landscape...Reminds you what a nice place Rumney is, all climbing aside....


Location 

Can't miss it...Right in the middle of the cliff....


Protection 

Ice screws, normally fat and well protected....
Rap rings on a tree at the top to the left....



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Selsun Blue...
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there are so many variations to this route you cant just give it one grade... conditions will obviously contribute to the difficulty but here is my opinion of some of the popular lines on this flow.... what do you think?
BETA PHOTO: there are so many variations to this route you can...
Selsun blue on a thinner day...
Selsun blue on a thinner day...
A climber (sorry forgot your name) taking a lap on Selsun Blue in december...
A climber (sorry forgot your name) taking a lap on...
Me on Selson Blue
Me on Selson Blue
Selsun Blue, Rumney, NH. March  2011
Selsun Blue, Rumney, NH. March 2011
my buddy will on selsun blue
my buddy will on selsun blue
Art Mooney, hard at work on the WI 4 line of Selsun Blue
Art Mooney, hard at work on the WI 4 line of Selsu...
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By Ian Wolfe
From: Fayetteville, NC
Feb 2, 2009

overuse of periods...

Ice is in good shape this year, at least as viewed from the highway on the way to skiing. It's been a cold month (Jan. 2009).

By E thatcher
From: Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Feb 7, 2009

The route is indeed in good right now, matter of fact its so fat and large that it easily fit two parties while we were climbing there

By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Feb 7, 2009

thanks for the update will have to give it a look next time i a out