West Rattlesnake Ice Climbing
|GPS:||43.779, -71.542 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Zac St. Jules on Jan 11, 2015|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
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DescriptionThis ice is found at the base of the extremely popular hiking trail of West Rattlesnake in Holderness, NH.
The flows on these cliffs are at the far left and the far right, at the base and consist of lines from 25ft-45ft, and plenty of mixed climbing variations.
Flows to the left are fun, short, steep chandelier ice.
Flows to the right vary in style and are less consistent.
The cliffs are west facing so they get a little bit of sun but with the ice being on the lower section of the cliffs, it's mostly shaded.
There are remnants of this area once being a rock climbing destination but from what I could tell has long been abandoned. The rock is super chossy. I highly suggest, though it might look tempting, to not climb here in the summer though the bolted climbs to the far right seem solid.
Getting ThereTake 113 from Holderness, NH for about 10 min. You will see a very small brown sign on your right that says "rattlesnake parking". Park here and hike the easy trail to the top of the cliffs. Find your way around to the bottom of the cliffs and climb the ice.
Total time from parking lot to the ice: 30min
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