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Mt. Webster - Winter Ice &
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
"North Slabs"  T 
Central Couloir T 
Gallery Route 
Greens Chasm T 
Horseshoe Gully 
Landslide Gully 
Pilgrimage, The 
Shoestring Gully 
Tunnel Zone & Gallery Area Ramp 
Unknown 

Horseshoe Gully 

WI2-

   
Type:  Ice, Alpine
Original: WI2- [details]
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Season: winter
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Submitted By: Chris Mak on Jan 21, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Horseshoe is on the left, Shoestring is on the rig...

Description 

Begins as a shallow gully/stream bed and climbs to several nice WI 1-2 ice steps separated by snow fields. When the gully runs out of ice, bushwhack straight through trees to the Webster Cliff Trail or trend right to several rock steps and more bushwhacking to the top of Shoestring. Similar to its neighbor Shoestring with slightly less ice and a less convenient finish.

Descend by heading right (south) on the Webster Cliff Trail back to Rt. 302.

About 2500 feet from the river to the ridge.

Location 

The next gully north of Shoestring, very prominent from the road. Park on Rt. 302 as for Shoestring, cross the Saco, then turn left at the trail for a few hundred feet before turning right into the woods trending towards the gully. There is an obvious large talus field just to the right of the base of the gully that makes a decent landmark.

Protection 

Light rack of screws if inclined.


Photos of Horseshoe Gully Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Second ice step.
Second ice step.
Rock Climbing Photo: First ice step
First ice step
Rock Climbing Photo: Ice step.
Ice step.
Rock Climbing Photo: Some of the rock up and right of the gully.
Some of the rock up and right of the gully.

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By Ben Townsend
Feb 14, 2016

A couple of fun ice bulges in the right conditions, but the bushwhack-to-climb ratio is pretty lopsided.

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