Mahoosuc Notch Ice Climbing
|GPS:||44.541, -70.985 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Bradley White on Aug 13, 2010|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
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DescriptionOn the south side before the notch, uphill is a 60ft. cliff with three distinct (WI 4-5) flows. I went in to the notch early in the winter before the snow was deep and camped near the trail.
(description for lower Sunnyside) - to be edited-
Getting ThereAfter parking follow Mahoosuc Notch Trail for 2 miles to Appalachian trail and proceed 2 more miles to before the entrance to the notch. Near to here the cliff's ice flows are visible south from the trail.
[ Editor's Note: Mahoosuc Notch with its huge boulders on the trail is know as perhaps the "toughest" section of the entire 2000-mile Appalachian Trail. It is actually in the state of Maine, not NH.
Bradley must have gone in very early in the winter, since the Mahoosuc Notch Trail starts 10.5 miles "in" on Success Pond Road, an unplowed road that starts on the east side of Berlin, NH. (Exact driving directions can be found in either the entry for North Bald Cap, or The Outlook.)
If the road is impassible (and you don't have access to a snowmobile !) the next most logical approach is probably taking the Appalachian Trail up over Old Spec Mtn ( up 2500 ft) from Maine Rt 26 in Grafton Notch about 7+ miles into Mahoosuc Notch, coming in from the east rather than from the west as described by Bradley. R Hall, edited with permission of B. White.]
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