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Routes in West Rattlesnake Ice

Left flow left T,TR WI3
Left flow right T,TR WI3+
Percolate T WI3-4 M2 PG13
Pour over T WI2+ M2- PG13
Elevation: 1,177 ft
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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Description

This 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 There

Take 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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Eli
Lives in a truck
Eli   Lives in a truck
I think I'm going to head up there tomorrow and check it out with gear, I'll take pictures and name the routes and what not. If no one else pipes up at least we'll have some data. May 2, 2015
Zac St. Jules
New Hampshire
Zac St. Jules   New Hampshire
Definitely are established rock routes to the far right. Hopefully the person who bolted it will chime in with some info... Mar 22, 2015
Eli
Lives in a truck
Eli   Lives in a truck
There are some bolts up there in what looks like rock routes, is there any data on the rock climbs up there? Mar 22, 2015
bradley white   Bend
fascinating Jan 14, 2015

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