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Painted Wall Icicle, The 
Way in the Wilderness 

The Painted Wall Icicle 

WI5+ M9

Type:  Mixed, Ice, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus: WI5+ M9 [details]
FA: Bayard Russell, Kevin Mahoney, Peter Doucette, Doug Madara
New Route: Yes
Season: winter, cold ones
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Submitted By: bayard russell jr on Jul 7, 2010

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Really good climbing. The first pitch, mostly drytooling, is pumpy and technical M9, and the second icier pitch can be anything. It was really fat when we did it. The sun hadn't come out in 5 days and, but as soon as it did the whole rig fell down. This route is south facing and on dark rock. The first pitch can be worked on safely, but wait for some shady or cold days.


Located in the middle of the clean, steep wall on the right flank of the Painted Wall. 200 yards right of Way in The Wilderness. Look for the bolts going up to an enormous icicle. Rap off a tree right of the route, 200'.


Quickdraws and ice screws. The mid-height anchor is bolted. Belay from tree atop.

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By nhclimber
From: Newmarket, NH
Jul 7, 2010

Post a pic! You deserve the glam shoot!
By Ryan Barber
From: Rumney, NH
Feb 11, 2012

By M Sprague
From: New England
Feb 11, 2012

You can see some great pictures of it on Bayard's blog

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