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A Fistful in the Roadway WI3
Barbados WI5
Centerfold WI3
Chimney, The TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a WI3+
Franky Lee WI4+
G3 Gully WI3-4
Iced Coffee WI3+
Left of Meadows Flows (name?) T WI4-
Meadow Flows, The WI2-3
Percolator WI3+
Scottish Gully WI3
Shaelyn's Way WI3+
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Elevation: 605 ft
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Shared By: lee hansche on Feb 1, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall
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This is a very popular area for beginners to top rope on a variety of ice flows; however, there are some harder lines and good leading opportunities as well....

The Parking Lot Wall rock climbing area is just up the hill from the parking lot (hence the name). You can see the ice well from the lot.... In the winter, there are a good selection of fun ice climbing here including the popular, Franky Lee (WI4+), and Centerfold (WI3)...the Parking Lot Wall is far more vast in the winter than the rock climbing area, it extends far to the right to a huge slab that creates a top roping paradise of slabs bulges and pillars.... The routes here are unnamed for the most part, and you can feel free to choose your own adventure....

This is just the beginning, pull in to the main parking area, and you will see that there is no lack of ice in this, the easiest to approach of Rumney crags...have fun....

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Follow the trail from the parking lot.... It's not hard to get to....

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twellman   Cambridge
There is a good route that is very close to the parking lot that I did a few weeks ago and I dont see listed here, though maybe it's part of the Meadow Flows. It is almost straight uphill if you are standing at the pay station, and starts with 30 or so feet of good vertical ice, followed by about 60 feet of easy slabby stuff. From the start, if you go around to the left and uphill, you end up in a big iced up gully, which is perhaps Scottish Gully. So, what is the route that I climbed then?

It was very fun, and I highly recommend it. Feb 11, 2010
E thatcher
Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
E thatcher   Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
hey twellman, that sounds a lot like centerfold which is on here. Great route indeed if that's the one you did. Feb 11, 2010
twellman   Cambridge
I think it was different than centerfold... it was to the right of the gully that is to the right of percolator. I'm planning on going up this weekend, so I'll try to get some pics to make it more clear. Feb 11, 2010
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
so i know the line you are refering to... it is part of the meadows flow, the far left line... i think that section should be split up a bit more in to seperate routes or at least broken down by grade... for my own purposes im compiling a guide book to rumney ice that will be easier to follow than the rumney section in the new england ice book... i will share what i can as it comes together... one thing id like to do is a map of the meadow flow giving a better idea of what to expect on the different sections... Feb 11, 2010
Scott Brown
Scott Brown   Bellingham
Climbed The Chimney on 3/8/2014. The ice inside was by far the best and hardest ice at the parking lot wall, being so tucked away in the chimney. Which was awesome considering the amount of sun baked ice on the neighboring climbs. Actually felt good about the screws in there! A bit awkward, but very fun climbing! Mar 10, 2014

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