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By Ryan Barber
From: Rumney, NH
Jan 25, 2013
|I know there is a lot of popular mixed climbing here (M4-M6), but I havn't found any good sources for route descriptions.|
By E thatcher
From: Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Feb 24, 2013
|I would think twice about mixed climbing here, Ryan. This is a very very popular tourist attraction that brings tourists right along side of the rock walls. I don't think they are coming here to see scratches from errant picks and poons. There's plenty of crappy rock elsewhere to scrap up that tourists don't walk by thousands of time each summer. The ice here is rad. We should keep it to that and be stoked|
By M Sprague
From: New England
Feb 25, 2013
|Brian, thanks for making the entry, but do you have permission from the Summit Post author to use their writing? If not, you should probably try to use your own prose, at least for part.|
By Ryan Barber
From: Rumney, NH
Mar 22, 2013
That's fine Eric, I was just inquiring on the descriptions in the Sykes and Wilcox guidebooks. One of the routes is listed as WI 4 M 7 or something, but I wasn't exactly sure about its exact location from the description. I guess its towards the back side of the george. There is one route about halfway down the George before you get to the second set of stairs which requires a few drytool moves to gain entry, and then another 50 feet or so of fantastic technical thin ice to a bulgy chimney roof at the end. There's not a lot of first class protection, but its great for topropping, and I found it to be one of the most enjoyable single pitch climbs of the season. It seems to be a well travelled route as there are a lot of old tool placements that you can hook through the veirglass sections.
There was another fantastic 5+ solid free hanging pillar just left of the above route but that also required (at least this year) some delicate faceclimbing to reach it.
I was going to put some pictures up and add a few route descriptions on this page, but I won't bother if you think it might promote scratching of the area. It is easy enough to chose your own adventure one you get into the gorge and either toprope or lead some of the fatter sections of blue ice.
On a side note I love crappy rock in the winter. Must be a Scottish thing.