A fun little ice crag with a few worth while lines... Actually all the climbs that regularly form are really nice , then there are some obscure mixed or less reliable routes that are worth doing if they are in, but not classics... Crowds can sometimes an issue on weekends but midweek its a nice secret stash... The biggest challenge is the parking situation which is often changing... The roads are narrow so parking on the sides of the road is out... There was a small parking area a little north of the cliff that was recently developed by the owner of the property... Word on the street is that the owners of the lot are cool with you parking as long as you ask... If anyone has more info on parking please post...
From south take exit 23 and head west on route 104 to the town of Bristol... At the town center take a right onto Lake st. (route 3A)... Follow this till you can take a left on to West Shore Rd.... Follow West Shore with the lake on your right till you see the ice climbs on your left (its a pretty obvious cliff at the top of a short steep hill)... Drive by the crag and the parking area is the next spot on the left... Ask Permission to park unless you know you can do otherwise...
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Unknown WI5- M2-3 Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 180 feet
Pikeline WI5- PG13 Ice, 1 pitch, 150 feet, Grade II
The Red Headwall WI5- Ice, 1 pitch, 190 feet
Blood line WI3 Ice, 1 pitch
Duofold WI3-4 Ice, 1 pitch
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Duofold WI3-4 NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Newfound Lake
This is the best line at Newfound in my humble opinion... There are a few ways to get after it and all variations are fun... On a busy day you can have two ropes on the route on independent lines the left (harder) and the right (slightly more moderate)... I normally do this route in 1 long pitch but some do split it up by belaying at a tree on the left between the two hard sections...Climb the beginning one of three ways... Either climb a really fun chimney on the left where you are climbing ice...[more] Browse More Classics in NH