Odell's Gully November 21st

Discussion in 'New Hampshire' started by rmotley, Nov 23, 2015.

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  1. rmotley

    rmotley Member

    Early on Saturday morning, Zack Dameron and I left Burlington, VT with hopes of finding some climbable ice up in Huntington Ravine. Having kept a close eye on the weather all week, we were half expecting to find nothing but verglas and running water. Once we got into Huntington, it was obvious the recent rain had taken its toll, and Odell's was the only climb still in.

    The first pitch was thin with a lot of running water, but Zack was able to place a few 10s and a 13 while doing some fun mixed moves. Zack didn't up end going a full rope length since there wouldn't have been a great place to make an anchor if he had kept moving, and he ended up building it with a number 3 cam and a pin.

    The second pitch was much of the same, with slightly thicker, more well bonded ice and some fun mixed moves. Another team from Canada then started up a parallel line of ice next to us, and we set up our next anchor in the same spot, Zack and I using two cams. They decided to head right up a more mixed route, and we hung a left towards some fat looking ice.

    The third pitch started off with a traverse across an ice bridge that passed over some fast moving water as an open slab of rock above rained down on us. The ice the rest of the pitch was surprising thick and in good shape, and Zack cruised up placing two 17s and a few 13s! All around a great early season adventure!
     
  2. samyyy

    samyyy New Member

    Thanks for thé update. We were up there this week end hoping for better condition but from lion head saturday it was looking to spicy. You made a incroyable climb. Good job!
     
  3. Max Forbes

    Max Forbes Member

    Nice work Rob, glad you made it out!
     
  4. rmotley

    rmotley Member

    thanks guys!
     

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