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Mt. Avalon Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: chinos on Feb 13, 2012
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Mt. Avalon is great alternative to Mt. Willard on busy days. The hike to the multiple sections of ice flows is moderate and well worth it. The guide describes 5 routes but many more can be done. The views of Mt. Webster and Mt. Washington are excellent. On clear days you can expect sun for most of the day.

Getting There 

Park at one of the many parking areas near the highland center on route 302 in Crawford Notch. Follow the Mt. Willard Trail located behind the yellow railroad station. Follow the moderate Willard Trail for roughly 1 mile to a point where the trail takes a 90 degree turn left. The ice flows on Avalon are just visible to the right. Bushwhack from the corner down into the valley and up the other side to the base of the ice flows. A riverbed will bring you up a gully to the base of the main area. Hopefully someone has already packed the trail for you!. Snowshoes are recommended if the trail is not in.

The bushwhack will take 20min-1hr depending on the trail.

Climbing Season

For the * Ice and Mixed Climbing area.

Weather station 0.4 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mt. Avalon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mt. Avalon:
The Battle of the Bulge   WI3-4     Ice, 100'   Main Area
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Steep ice of Peer Pressure...

Peer Pressure WI3-4  NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : ... : Pressure Zone
Peer Pressure is the most beautiful ice line at Avalon. The flow is so wide it offers multiple ways to go. Up the center and left side it stays with the book rating of 3, but the ice up the right side of the flow is steep and probably 4. After the steep ice the route continues up more moderate slabs to the trees above. 2 ropes or two raps will be necessary. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking at Mt. Webster from the ice flows on Mt. A...
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By Jacob Sargent
From: Somerville, MA
Feb 23, 2016
We met two guys (one named Tim) looking for the ice on Sunday, February 21st. We said we'd let them know if we found the place, but my text wouldn't go through...

We found it and had a great time climbing The Battle of the Bulge. The ice is in great shape and we were the only party there!

Rock Climbing Photo: The Battle of the Bulge, Main Area, Avalon on 2.21...
The Battle of the Bulge, Main Area, Avalon on 2.21.2016
By jimmi jazz
From: new durham nh
Feb 13, 2012
awesome place to climb. the bushwack isn't that bad.
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Feb 16, 2012
Thanks for adding this area in a well described and organized way with helpful photos... Keep it up!
By Kurtz
Jan 13, 2014
Don't make our mistake. On our map there are two 90 degree turns on the trail. You want to start bushwhacking at the second one (one mile in), not the first one (1/4 mile in). We completely missed the ice and endured a heinous bushwhack almost to the summit.
By Jacob Sargent
From: Somerville, MA
Feb 23, 2016
Folks seem to have trouble finding this place so here are the UTM coordinates I took at the base of The Battle of the Bulge.

(UTM: 19T 306453 4897332)
By chinos
Mar 8, 2016
Great to see this area getting some use. It is a great alternative to Mt Willard on the busy days! It also makes for a fun link up, (up willard and down to avalon).

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