|Type:||Ice, 3 pitches, 1200', Grade II|
|Submitted By:||Simon Thompson on May 4, 2011|
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By Brian Haugli
From: Shrewsbury, MA
Sep 1, 2011
|After Irene, this will be much longer of a climb. Can't wait for this season!|
Jan 2, 2012
|The new slide above the Cascade waterfall has created a mega classic route to the summit in VERY LOW SNOW conditions. Above the waterfall, stay right instead of heading up left into the woods. After walking through a narrow section, aim up and left on ice bulges to gain the beautiful dike (a 8-10 foot wide slot that goes on for 125ft) that leads up to another WI2ish step. Following that step, there is a bit of hiking and then another 150 ft of low angle ice up top. Expect another 20-30 minutes of easy hiking through uncharacteristically open woods to the summit.|
By Ben Brotelho
From: Albany, NY
Jan 19, 2012
Morgan: When did you do this climb? I am thinking of checking it out tomorrow afternoon while waiting for a partner to meet me in the 'Dacks. I did the climb before Irene, but I'm wondering if the hurricane made it slightly harder, or just more enjoyable?
By Robert Hall
3 days ago
I soloed this post-Irene (Feb 2013 or 2014 ?) and found a quite difficult move at the very top exit of the first waterfall. Don't know how to rate it, since I hooked a root, but I think the final few feet of the first waterfall is considerably more difficult than it was pre-Irene. Of course, year-to-year, if not month-to-month, things change.
Above the waterfall, the climb is a nice cruse! However, it is wide open enough to develop avalanche conditions (esp. windslab), so "be aware" and maybe take the more conservative route (e.g. with some trees on the slope), especially on the snow.