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West side of Greeley northern pond

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West side of Greeley northern pond  Rock Climbing 

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The ice flow north of the large buttress.


A series of mini ravines, vera-glass slabs, a very narrow gully, and N.E.I.C.E flows. Best in the morning because this east facing section on Mt. Osceola doesn't get afternoon sun. It also tends to get storms stuck there as they pass through the giant obstruction of Oseola Mt.

Getting There 

Before the pond the area becomes visible. Keep going a little further until you can't see it anymore and head up west diagonally to this area. The climbs furthest south are hardest to find direct access. Very hilly. Its about 2.5 miles from the parking lot to Greeley Ponds from the Kanc.

Climbing Season

For the * Ice and Mixed Climbing area.

Weather station 0.4 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in West side of Greeley northern pond

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West side of Greeley northern pond :
Drool of the Beast, (formerly known as The Mini Black Dike)   WI5 PG13     Trad, Ice, Alpine, 1 pitch, 160'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Rick Barrett starting up the Drool

Drool of the Beast, (formerly known as The Mini Black Dike) WI5 PG13  NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : ... : West side of Greeley northe...
Past the last buttress with the big ice bulge (usually veraglass, super thick this year) is a hidden deep recess quite a ways south of it. At this recess is a large pillar (the crux). After the pillar enter the dike and continue up the steep chimney ice for another 130+ft. I never found it and that's good because there is no exit into the woods. No rope soloing this climb is a death wish. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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