|Submitted By:||Chris Mak on Jan 21, 2012|
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By Glenn Cilley
From: Laconia, NH
Dec 1, 2013
|great route before the snow is too deep|
By Nick AWL
From: Boston, MA
Feb 1, 2016
|Climbed this on January 30, 2016. The approach had light snow and ice covered boulders. Just as in the description there were a few steps of ice down low. These were thin. Following that was more easy ice and snow. There was a party ahead of us that was spitting some ice and rocks down so when they went right at the split up high we went left. After several hundred feet of snow we ended up on some nasty loose rock. The short ice step up high was very thin and was more mixed moves than anything. If the ice looks thin, be careful! We were happy there weren't any parties behind us because with the thin ice and loose rock there were quite a few rocks knocking loose.|
Feb 4, 2016
Hi Nick! That was us raining debris on you. Sorry about that. The ice was pretty punky in places and a bit harder than the posted WI2-.
The right hand fork started off on beautiful green ice but quickly became a steep bushwhack followed my some sketchy scrambling on chossy rock slabs. We topped out near a very large cairn.
We parked one car at the Willey House Station lot (Appalachian Trail) parking lot (more of a big pull-out). We then piled in the second car, drove one mile north, and parked in the big Willey House lot. We hiked east across the bridge and after about 50 yards, turned right at the Saco River Trail junction. We found a boot trail about 100 yds. from the junction that led us straight to the gully. After topping out, we hiked south on the Webster Cliff Trail (Appalachian Trail) back to the first car. 6.5 hours car-to-car, not hurrying and in relatively easy conditions.