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Shared By: Lee Hansche on Jan 31, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

Description

Obviously the best thing at Rumney is sport climbing but the ice at Rumney is really fun. And much closer if you are coming from the south (and most people are) than the more popular ice areas.

The down side to ice climbing at Rumney is the same as the up side: southern exposure. On the down side the sun can bake the ice off the rock fairly quickly. The up side is it will keep you nice and warm compared to the north-facing cliffs that get more attention. However, a few cloudy cold days can build the ice up well enough to put up with the sun for a few days at a time. Bottom line is that Rumney is worth making a trip to in the winter to climb some ice. I find there is always something to climb in January and February even early March. Other months are hit or miss.

The classic lines on ice to name a few are: Geographic Factor 5 (THE BEST), Selsun Blue 4, The Cave Route 3, Center Fold 3, among other great flows.

There are mixed climbing opportunities all over but remember to be respectful of the sport routes and don't damage holds with tools and crampons. If you are not sure if it's OK to climb something with ice gear...IT'S NOT.

Getting There

Many of the cliffs at Rumney host some ice. They will be listed individually.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rumney Ice Climbs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI5
 17
Geographic Factor
Ice
WI4
 17
Selsun Blue
Ice
WI3
 24
The Cave Route
Ice
WI3
 28
Centerfold
Ice
WI4+
 23
Franky Lee
Ice
WI3
 18
Scottish Gully
Ice
WI2-3
 23
The Meadow Flows
Ice
WI4
 14
Prestor John
Ice
WI5
 6
John’s Pillar
Ice
WI5
 3
Fangmanship
Ice 2 pitches
WI5
 9
Barbados
Ice
WI3+
 12
Shaelyn's Way
Ice
WI5
 4
Jaws
Trad, Ice
WI4
 5
K9
Trad, Ice
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a WI3+
 8
The Chimney
TR, Ice
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Geographic Factor Hinterlands
 17
WI5 Ice
Selsun Blue Main Cliff Left--Venu…
 17
WI4 Ice
The Cave Route Main Cliff Left--Venu…
 24
WI3 Ice
Centerfold Parking Lot Wall
 28
WI3 Ice
Franky Lee Parking Lot Wall
 23
WI4+ Ice
Scottish Gully Parking Lot Wall
 18
WI3 Ice
The Meadow Flows Parking Lot Wall
 23
WI2-3 Ice
Prestor John Hinterlands
 14
WI4 Ice
John’s Pillar Hinterlands
 6
WI5 Ice
Fangmanship Triple Corners
 3
WI5 Ice 2 pitches
Barbados Parking Lot Wall
 9
WI5 Ice
Shaelyn's Way Parking Lot Wall
 12
WI3+ Ice
Jaws Orange Crush Crag
 4
WI5 Trad, Ice
K9 Triple Corners
 5
WI4 Trad, Ice
The Chimney Parking Lot Wall
 8
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a WI3+ TR, Ice
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