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Best place to be an ice climber in the lower 48

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christoph benells · · tahoma · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 235


north conway?

Keene valley?

somewhere out in colorado with those bros and wackjobs?


Brandonian · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 25

yep keene/ placid

Mark NH · · 03053 · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 0

New Hampshire

Easy access, back country and alpine all in state. Smuggs, the Lake in VT not that far. Maine ice, Quebec ice and ADK ice a couple hours away.

jackkelly00 · · new hampshire · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 265

New Hampshire

CCChanceR Ronemus · · Bozeman, MT · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 125

I'm a fan of Bozeman. Plenty of hard ice to get strong on, and day drive from Cody (4hrs) or Canmore (10hrs?) if you feel like getting scared! Good climbing community and decent rock. Probably a little more crowded that other places mentioned, but nothing like Ouray.

Sam Fox · · Burlington, VT · Joined Sep 2013 · Points: 250

Vermont. Fattest, bluest, least traffic'd lines. We have fat ice when the NH and NY climbers are scratching dirt.

Jim Amidon · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2001 · Points: 880



Maybe Bozeman as a second but I've spent over ten years climbing in Cody and if you are or want to be an ice climber there is no finer place

Other than Canada

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