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WI2+ Steep Snow

Type:  Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 1 pitch, 400', Grade II
Consensus: WI2- [details]
FA: Jeff Pheasant, Steve Schneider , Tad Pfeffer, 1976
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: bradley white on Aug 12, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Parasol Gully in "ice" condition.


Climb the 200+ft steep crusted snow ramp to the base of the ramp beneath the steepening wall. Veer right away from the multiple free standing pillars (crux) and finish route.


Central south side of the notch. Parking is directly below the climb at a pull off parking lot. Walk down westerly or rappel from trees.


Ice screws. belay at the trees above the climb.

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Parasol Gully 1/19/2014
BETA PHOTO: Parasol Gully 1/19/2014

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By Gunkswest
Mar 7, 2015

One of the ten best ice routes in New England. Fun climbing in a beautiful setting.

What are the ten you ask? Here's one person's list (in order of technical difficulty):

Parasol Gully (Dixville Notch)
Cinema Gully to Cauliflower Gully (Mt Willard; Crawford Notch)
Pinnacle Gully (Huntington Ravine; Mt Washington)
Waterfall Gully (South Basin; Mt Katahdin)
Black Dike (Cannon Cliff; Franconia Notch)
Dracula (Frankenstein Cliff; Crawford Notch)
Ragnarock (Smuggler's Notch)
Way in the Wilderness (K Highway)
Repentance (Cathedral Ledge)
Last Gentleman (Lake Willoughby)
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