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Routes in Main Cliff Left--Venus Wall

Cave Route, The WI3
Selsun Blue WI4
Venus Flakes* T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a WI4+ M5- PG13
Type: Ice
FA: Bob Pike & Chris Hassig 1976
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Shared By: lee hansche on Feb 1, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

The huge flow up the middle of the cliff....
Really fun, one of the best ice climbs at Rumney....
Melts a lot on a sunny day but rebuilds well most nights....

Easier if you start at the left and work right following the lower-angle moves.... Probably WI4+ if you go straight up the steepest parts...Like most ice climbs the difficulty is subject to conditions....

This is a really nice place to be on a winter day looking out from the cliff top at the Baker River and hilly landscape...Reminds you what a nice place Rumney is, all climbing aside....

Location

Can't miss it...Right in the middle of the cliff....

Protection

Ice screws, normally fat and well protected....
Rap rings on a tree at the top to the left....
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
 
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
 
thanks for the update will have to give it a look next time i a out Feb 7, 2009
E thatcher
Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
E thatcher   Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
The route is indeed in good right now, matter of fact its so fat and large that it easily fit two parties while we were climbing there Feb 7, 2009
Ian Wolfe
Fayetteville, NC
Ian Wolfe   Fayetteville, NC
overuse of periods...

Ice is in good shape this year, at least as viewed from the highway on the way to skiing. It's been a cold month (Jan. 2009). Feb 2, 2009