Early season NH trad


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Alex Abrams · · Hanover, NH · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 20

Looking to get on some early season trad in NH. Anyone know of any crags with quality climbing in the 5.8 - mid 10s range that are likely to be dry now?

ChrisN · · Morro Bay, CA · Joined Oct 2014 · Points: 0

Longstack in Alton.

Humphreys in the Whites (although beware of ice/snow/rock fall).

grubbers · · Mass. · Joined Mar 2009 · Points: 0

Longstack is in great shape right now. A few wet spots here and there that can be avoided.

ChrisN · · Morro Bay, CA · Joined Oct 2014 · Points: 0

PS

If you make it to Longstack, give the Arete a go. The second pitch is money.

Alex Abrams · · Hanover, NH · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 20

Thanks for the replies. Anyone know if Whitehorse is dry?

Grant Simmons · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 25

I had a good day climbing at the South Buttress last week. I'd definitely say that there was a lot more wet rock than dry rock out there, but we were able to find some routes that were entirely dry (Hotter than Hell > Inferno; Ladyslipper). The central part of the cliff was soaked and the slabs still have a bit of snow hanging on up high.

M Sprague · · New England · Joined Nov 2006 · Points: 4,750

See neclimbs.com/SMF_2/index.ph...

You need to be aware of ice sheets up high that you may not be able to see that become extremely dangerous when things warm up. Ice on a thin layer of water high above you = not good.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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