Avg: 4 from 10 votes
|FA:||Brian Brodeur and Tim Gotwols 1978|
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|Shared By:||lee hansche on Jan 31, 2007|
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DescriptionOn the right side of the Hinterlands in the winter, you will find an impressive flow of ice pouring from a basaltic dike. This is Geographic Factor, Rumney's most classic ice climb. It's about 100 feet tall with varied climbing, the bulk of the business coming in the middle.
Starting out, it's hard to tell how steep it is, but as you climb the awkward first half of the route in a corner next to a rock face, you see the pillar looming above you. At about 50 feet you can rest in a cave, place some killer gear and get ready to get pumped. Exit the cave and climb the super steep pillar and try to be quick about it. It gets pumpy. After about 20 feet of steep you get a stance on normally sun baked ice. 20 feet of moderate climbing leads to a tricky but not too hard exit bulge.
Super exposed positioning and interesting climbing make this one a must do!!!