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Routes in Amphitheater Area

Type: Ice, 100 ft
FA: John Drew winter 1970-71
Page Views: 1,657 total, 14/month
Shared By: lee hansche on Feb 21, 2008
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

The best thing about Bob's is that its the warmest climb in the main area of Frankenstein since it is south facing (which provides direct sun) and is often sheltered from the wind that can whip through on other routes... Due to its warm nature it can get baked out quickly but it is pretty consistently in once the season has started...

A really fun route consisting of a series of bulges and rests that typically seems like a great example of WI4 ice... However I've been on it when its cloudy and steep and hard and it has felt quote stout and I've been on it in hero conditions and thought it was more 3+ so you never really know what your gonna get...

Climb the flow following the path of least resistance which involves a little route finding... Steep bulges always follow by nice rests...This leads to an interesting top out mantel between ice and rock and on to a fixed rap anchor with rings...

Recommended for sure...

Location

The Farthest route right at the trestle area... Cross the trestle the take a trail left for 100 feet or so and look for the inviting ice on the right...

Protection

Usually fat ice so it will take nice long screws and some mediums...

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Robert Hall
North Conway, NH
  WI4
Robert Hall   North Conway, NH  
  WI4
Led "Cave" and "Bob's" a few days apart, and both seemed the same grade. Bob's is certainly longer, but there did seem to be excellent rests throughout. Mar 7, 2015