Smugglers Notch Conditions--01-06-16

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  1. Adventure Spirit Guides

    Adventure Spirit Guides Adventure Spirit Rock+Ice+Alpine Experiences Northeast Ice Climbing Guide

    Things are shaping up well in The Notch. Lots of great options exist for multi-pitch: Jeffs, Daves, Blinds, Hidden, Grands, ENT, etc. Lower pitch of Daves looks thin. Blue Room looks anemic. All of the typical single-pitch TR options (e.g., Mystery Wall/Workout Wall/Driving Force) should be avoided as you'll risk destroying future formation and ruining it for everyone. But go up and enjoy the things up high!
     

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  2. Luc-514

    Luc-514 Member

    2016-01-09
    Grand Confusion was in good condition, the ice was thick enough to hold together.
    Went to take a look at Poster Child, getting to the ledge was spooky, all the thin ice was delaminated. Mixed start to poster child was spooky since you'd get a ground-fall off the pin before reaching the ice (which may be delaminated and is brittle).
     
  3. Tfarr

    Tfarr Petra Cliffs Guide Northeast Ice Climbing Guide

    ... There's a spot for a .75 just above and left of the pin (about 3 feet left) under an up and right trending fold then pulling onto the ledge where there's some tat you can get a decent #2 above the tat and sling it long for the ledge until you gain the ice.
     
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  4. Luc-514

    Luc-514 Member

    Thank you tons Tfarr! I wasn't on the sharp end but I might give it a go this season.
     

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