Elevation: 2,318 ft
GPS: 44.162, -71.672 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Kristian Starheim on Dec 21, 2014
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall
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Description

Small crag in Franconia with some single-pitch climbs, WI3-5. Hard to put up top-rope here, so bring rope-guns. Also possibilities for mix and drytooling.

Getting There

Park at the Cannon parking, cross the highway using the bike path north of the parking. When the path turns to the left, head straight up towards the ice following a small flow. The ice can be seen from the parking.

NOTE: See COMMENT for approach from "Climber's Parking Lot" R Hall NH Admin.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ace of Spades Crag

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Ace of Spades
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Robert Hall
North Conway, NH
Robert Hall   North Conway, NH  
If you haven't been here, it's not entirely clear from the "Getting There" description that this feature is on the East (Lafayette) side of the notch, in a small amphitheater just north (left) of the huge avalanche scar. [ Which has slid many times; in 1953 (+/- a yr or two) a rock avalanche covered Rt 3 for a couple of weeks. ] Mar 9, 2015
Robert Hall
North Conway, NH
Robert Hall   North Conway, NH  
Alternate approach: Park at the climber's parking for Cannon (eg for Whitney-Gilman, etc.), about 1/2 mile south of Tramway parking. Walk north on the bike path going underneath the highway. 150 +/- ft beyond the tunnel you come to a small wooden bridge over a creek. (photo) This is the drainage you want. Take open woods on climber's right of the stream until the forest starts to close in, then drop down left into the drainage and follow it up to the ice.(photo) Dec 20, 2018