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Areas in Rumney Ice Climbs

5.8 Crag 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Apocalypse Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Beyond Infinity Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
G Spot 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 7
Hendrix & Lee (Upper Darth Vader) 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Hinterlands 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 5
Infinity Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1
Jobsite, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Main Cliff Left--Venus Wall 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 3
Main Cliff Right 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 2
Orange Crush Crag 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Parking Lot Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Summit Ledges (Utopia area) 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 1 / 1
Triple Corners 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Wonderland 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 589 ft
GPS: 43.802, -71.834 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: lee hansche on Jan 31, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, 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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Ice climbing at Rumney is sooooooooooooooooooooo awesome!!!!

Conditions were FAT on 2/16/14 Feb 18, 2014
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
Was in Rumney today, I looked up and Selsun Blue, the Cave Route, and the parking lot wall ice seemed to be in really good, the left most routes at parking lot wall might be a little thin but possible. Feb 6, 2010
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
got out today and the ice seemed to have made a pretty good recovery... everything that gets fat was fat...

we climbed at hinterlands mostly everything was perfect! and FAT... Geo was in super mellow condition... Feb 1, 2010
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
Im not sure what it looks like now, but i know 3 days ago, rumney ice was almost destroyed, with that being said it has been freezing the last two days, but dont know if it has made a full recovery. Selsun Blue(as pictured in E Thatcher's post above) was completely gone 3 days ago and nothing seemed safe, but i havent been out there since so it might have made a recovery. Jan 30, 2010
twellman
Cambridge
twellman   Cambridge
Im thinking of trying ice at Rumney this Sunday, Jan 31, but not sure how the conditions are going to be after the recent rain we had. If anyone had some info on the current ice conditions, it would be greatly appreciated! Jan 29, 2010
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
im with you there... but it seems we arent out of winter for another couple months... the good news is you can do good ice and good rock in the same day at rumney! Jan 27, 2010
E thatcher
Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
E thatcher   Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
I'm hoping so, but quite frankly I'm enjoying the rock climbing a little too much right now. Jan 27, 2010
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
thanks for the update Eric... looks like the weather is supposed to get pretty cold in the next few days... i think the ice will be back soon... Jan 27, 2010

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