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Submitted By: Ryan Barber on Jan 16, 2013

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Take a short walk up the trail, and you will notice a chasm begins to develop around the river where water-ice collects in many places.

Getting There 

Exit 28 on NH route 93. Go east for a few miles until you come to a small parking lot on the right with signs for the Smarts Brook trail.

Climbing Season

For the * NH Ice and Mixed Climbing area.

Weather station 0.4 miles from here

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Thin bulge behind me.

Central Pillar WI3-4 M1-2  NH : * NH Ice and Mixed Climbing : ... : Smarts Brook
Most defined protruding central bulge up the traverse wall. Easy in fat conditions, but early in the season seems thin and delicate with a few potential mixed moves....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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mid section
mid section
Early December, very thin
Early December, very thin
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By Glenn Cilley
From: Laconia, NH
Jan 16, 2013
or SEE here
By Ryan Barber
From: Rumney, NH
Jan 18, 2013
Nice photo. It looks nice and fat now. I think a forwards and backwards traverse would be a good exercise. It was a little thin when I went out back in early December. A traverse was not really possible yet (as you can see from the photos), but I was able to go up about 5 different ways. The "pillar" (sort of) with the broken foot was my last one, and definitely felt a little sketched out at the top. It was about an inch thick with water running behind it, and the top offs are sometimes a challenge when there is only wet moss and rock to work with.
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