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Stony Clove - West Side
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Climax T,TR 
Curtain, The T 
Entertainer, The T,TR 
Gurgler, The 
Ice Capades T,TR 
Little Black Dike 
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Them That Die Are The Lucky Ones T,TR 
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The Curtain 


Type:  Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 180'
Consensus: WI4 [details]
Season: Dec - March?
Page Views: 1,063
Submitted By: Ross Purnell on Feb 24, 2010

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Starting pitch 2 of The Curtain. It's cruiser, bu...


Rap ring at the top of second pitch. Tree slung with rings at top of first pitch.


From the Stony Clove parking lot, hike back up the hill less than 1/4 mile to the historic marker about the forest fire. Turn left and scramble uphill toward the cliff band. The rock is usually loose on this scree slope. Use caution. Depending on what path you follow, you could end up at the base of the Entertainer or if you trend left, at the base of The Curtain, which is about 100 yards left of the area classic Little Black Dike.


There are two bolts for pro near the base of second pitch in the event the ice is thin. When I climbed it, I didn't see the bolts but there was plenty of ice for screws.

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This shows the entire route from a point 200 feet down the scree slope. Feb. 20 2010.
BETA PHOTO: This shows the entire route from a point 200 feet ...
Ben Annibali leading p1 of The Curtain
BETA PHOTO: Ben Annibali leading p1 of The Curtain
Leading the first pitch of  <br />The Curtain, February 2010.
Leading the first pitch of The Curtain, February ...
15-year-old Breanna Purnell on The Curtain (pitch one).
BETA PHOTO: 15-year-old Breanna Purnell on The Curtain (pitch ...

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By Dan Flynn
From: MA
Dec 20, 2013

Rap anchor at top of P2 was completely encased in ice, and covered in snow, when we were there recently. Tried to not ding the rings too much as I chipped them out...

70 m rope gets you all the way to the P1 tree