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Greens Chasm 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b WI3

Type:  Trad, Ice, Alpine, 2 pitches, 2500'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b WI3 [details]
FA: FA: Kurt Winkler, Peter Gamache March 1989
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Submitted By: nhclimber on Feb 22, 2010

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looking down the chasm from the rock step


Classic climb in an amazing location. Climb the 2000' of fun super laidback ice up to the webster cliffs. Route finding is no issue on this one. Move right along a tree ledge until you look up into the Greens proper. The first pitch tackles the mixed step and is of variable condition 5.6. The second pitch climbs the main flow that comes down on the left WI3.

There is a rugged looking flow that we'll call Greens Chasm Direct that looks pretty hard. This ice fall comes down on the right through a couple overhangs and crazy looking parasols. Also, there seems to be some great mixed potential up here as well.


Start as for Central Couloir but break right at the headwall. First gulley to the right of Central


Nuts, screws

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the rock step covered in ice
the rock step covered in ice
Zach on the lower half of the rock step
Zach on the lower half of the rock step
Rock step with a little of ice on it.
BETA PHOTO: Rock step with a little of ice on it.

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By E thatcher
From: Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Feb 22, 2010

FA: Kurt Winkler, Peter Gamache March 1989. This looks Like a cool Alpine route that I've been hoping to do the past few weeks. I've been wondering if you could link Half Breed into Greens. Any thoughts on that possibility after being up there?! I just don't know if Half Breed terminates to high to get into Greens.
By nhclimber
From: Newmarket, NH
Feb 22, 2010

You can pretty much do anything up there, there is so much ice everywhere it's just a matter of what you want to get into. Any of the slab routes can be done to skip central couloir's lower section. You will just traverse over rom wherever you top out. I've been up there a few times now and I don't think that I could point out any of the slab routes, just aim for bulges and pro. Greens was a lot easier than I expected it to be. I've had some strong friends go up there and have interesting experiences. I really want to try the other finish and also there is just sooooo much rock up there. I may be back up there next weekend to poke around. Oh, I fixed a nut on the rock step if anyone is interested!
By E thatcher
From: Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Feb 22, 2010

Booty?!? I'm there! Thanks for the beta, sounds like a really cool spot.
By Ben Townsend
Mar 9, 2014

Elegant climb. A couple of 2-3" cams are nice for the rock step. We didn't see any ice at all on the left above the rock step, but despite the very imposing overhangs and parasols, the ice on the right was only NEI 3 or maybe 3+ at most.

For extra adventure, we climbed a narrow tongue of crusty snow up the friction slabs below, then traversed back into the gully. No idea where we were in relation to the ice routes described in the guidebook; we were mostly just left of the rock route A Bit Short, crossing it right to left down low, then back left to right up high. Technically easy, but the commitment factor was high.