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New Hampshire offers some of the best ice climbing in the lower-48. Maybe it's the fact that winters tend to be long and wet, or maybe it's the fact that summers tend to be short and humid and wet, but in winter, ice seems to form on every piece of exposed rock. Be it the road cuts on Interstate 93, the grungy summer sport climbs at Rumney, the moss-filled chimneys at Cathedral Ledge, or the shady reaches of Cannon Cliff, chances are each of these surfaces sports a worthwhile ice objective (except the road cut, which would be an illegal objective).

Most of the ice climbing activity in New Hampshire is focused around Frankenstein Cliff. Its easy access, proximity to North Conway, and numerous crag-style ice routes all assure that this ice destination will remain popular and crowded throughout the winter. Those looking for more of an adventure will certainly find it in the form of brutal cold and full-on conditions on Cannon Cliff, the premier alpine climbing setting in the Northeast. For the technical, demanding, multi-pitch and often mixed experience, look to the proud routes on Cathedral Ledge. Finally, for that quick ice-burn, check out Rumney for a bunch of shorter, often thin routes.

Mt. Washington, the highest point in New England and home of "the world's worst weather" offers both ice and alpine climbing in a serious, mountain setting. Despite it's modest height (by "out-west" standards), this mountain has brought about more than its share of tragedies.

Getting There

Ice is everywhere in this state. View the individual pages for directions to your chosen destination.

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Classic Climbing Routes at NH Ice and Mixed

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI5 M4-5
 60
Repentance
Mixed, Ice 3 pitches
WI3 Steep Snow
 212
Pinnacle Gully
Ice, Snow, Alpine 3 pitches
WI3+
 103
Chia
Ice
WI4+
 177
Dracula
Ice
WI4
 76
The Penguin
Ice 2 pitches
WI4+
 87
Hobbit Couloir
Ice
WI3-4
 101
Pegasus
Ice
WI3 M3
 108
Pegasus Rock Finish
Mixed, Ice 2 pitches
WI3+
 184
Standard Route
Ice 2 pitches
WI2-3 Mod. Snow
 94
Odell's Gully
Ice, Snow, Alpine
WI2+
 106
The Cleft
Ice 2 pitches
WI3-
 90
Upper Hitchcock Gully
Trad, Ice
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a WI2 Easy Snow
 174
Shoestring Gully
Ice, Snow, Alpine 6 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a WI3-
 111
Hitchcock Gully (Lower)
Trad, Ice 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b WI4-5 M3
 158
Black Dike
Mixed, Ice 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Repentance N Conway Area > Cathedral Ledge Ice C…
 60
WI5 M4-5 Mixed, Ice 3 pitches
Pinnacle Gully Mt Washington > Huntington Ravine - W…
 212
WI3 Steep Snow Ice, Snow, Alpine 3 pitches
Chia Frankenstein Ice > 3. Amphitheater Area
 103
WI3+ Ice
Dracula Frankenstein Ice > 7. Dropline Area
 177
WI4+ Ice
The Penguin Frankenstein Ice > 6. Standard Route Area
 76
WI4 Ice 2 pitches
Hobbit Couloir Frankenstein Ice > 3. Amphitheater Area
 87
WI4+ Ice
Pegasus Frankenstein Ice > 3. Amphitheater Area
 101
WI3-4 Ice
Pegasus Rock Finish Frankenstein Ice > 3. Amphitheater Area
 108
WI3 M3 Mixed, Ice 2 pitches
Standard Route Frankenstein Ice > 6. Standard Route Area
 184
WI3+ Ice 2 pitches
Odell's Gully Mt Washington > Huntington Ravine - W…
 94
WI2-3 Mod. Snow Ice, Snow, Alpine
The Cleft - Crawford Notc… > 7. Mt Willard (… > 05. E Face - Upper
 106
WI2+ Ice 2 pitches
Upper Hitchcock Gully - Crawford Notc… > 7. Mt Willard (… > 05. E Face - Upper
 90
WI3- Trad, Ice
Shoestring Gully - Crawford Notc… > 5. Mt Webster - Winte…
 174
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a WI2 Easy Snow Ice, Snow, Alpine 6 pitches
Hitchcock Gully (Lower) - Crawford Notc… > 7. Mt Willard (… > 04. E Face - Lower
 111
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a WI3- Trad, Ice 2 pitches
Black Dike - Franconia Notch > Cannon Ice Climbs
 158
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b WI4-5 M3 Mixed, Ice 3 pitches
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