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Dixville Notch  


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Driving into Dixville Notch from the East (from Er...

Description 

Most northern notch in N.H. Very narrow, very small, and very rugged.

Getting There 

Getting there depends on where you are coming from. The nearest towns are Colebrook to the west, and Errol to the East. (Errol is on Rt 16 about 1 1/2 hrs north of the Gorham/Berlin area, then 20-30 min. on the Notch road, Route 26.

There once was a resort hotel named the Balsams, once one of the "Grand Hotels" of America but now closed. (2014 update, see photo) Errol is pretty small but may have a motel or "guest house".

Parking and accessibility to climbing area is conveniently off the road. There is only one ice flow I am aware of. The flow starts very close to the road, and is thick with a long ice/snow ramp below it. There shouldn't be any waiting in line to do ice climbing in this area, and even if there is the flow is usually wide enough for two parties.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.9 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dixville Notch:
Umbrella Route (Parasol Gully)    WI2+ Steep Snow     Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 1 pitch, 400'   
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Featured Route For Dixville Notch
Parasol Gully 1/19/2014

Umbrella Route (Parasol Gully) WI2+ Steep Snow  NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Dixville Notch
Climb the 200+ft steep crusted snow ramp to the base of the ramp beneath the steepening wall. Veer right away from the multiple free standing pillars (crux) and finish route. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

Photos of Dixville Notch Slideshow Add Photo
Dixville Notch - formations resembling Boulder's F...
Dixville Notch - formations resembling Boulder's F...
Top of Parasol Gully (for full photo, see the clim...
BETA PHOTO: Top of Parasol Gully (for full photo, see the clim...
The old, and now decrepit, Balsams Hotel - once on...
The old, and now decrepit, Balsams Hotel - once on...

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