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Landslide Gully 


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

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BETA PHOTO: Landslide Gully from the road (1/30/16) green = ro...


Begin by climbing talus or snow depending on conditions to the first ice. Continue up several fun WI 1-2 ice steps including a nice steep pillar that is usually present at about mid-height (can be bypassed on easy rock to the right). Above the pillars climb 1-2 more steps of ice before the gully splits, take any of these options at similar difficulty to the Webster Cliff Trail.

To descend turn right (south) on the Webster Cliff Trail back to Rt. 302, then take either the road or the trail that parallels the Saco back to your car.

About 2500 feet bottom to top.


Prominent gully directly across the Saco from the parking lot at the Willey House site. South of Central Couloir. Cross the Saco at the bridge by the parking lot and head for the gully.


Light rack of screws if inclined.

Photos of Landslide Gully Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Fracture line on landslide 2015
Fracture line on landslide 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: Timmy sitting in some big ol avalanche aftermath o...
Timmy sitting in some big ol avalanche aftermath o...
Rock Climbing Photo: very narrow near the top, early season
very narrow near the top, early season
Rock Climbing Photo: early season high above the crux
early season high above the crux
Rock Climbing Photo: WI3 crux pillar on left, early season
BETA PHOTO: WI3 crux pillar on left, early season
Rock Climbing Photo: Landslide Gully from the parking lot.
BETA PHOTO: Landslide Gully from the parking lot.

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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.
By Kurtz
Feb 4, 2016
rating: WI2+

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.

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