The Mini-Ravine Amptheater
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|Type:||Ice, Alpine, 100 ft|
|FA:||Bradley White, 1986|
|Page Views:||988 total, 10/month|
|Shared By:||bradley white on Aug 9, 2009|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionClimb all three separated ice flows with they're pillar cruxes at the start easiest on the east side (WI3+) and hardest on the west side(WI4). After the cruxes sustained (WI3) to the top. Thick perfect condition ice. Always in the shade. I soloed them during the winter.
The ice remains sometimes into the month of May. That's when I first noticed it, while rock climbing on Owl's Head cliff.
LocationOpposite Owl's Head cliff and 2+ miles uphill on the Appalachian Trail until the frozen over snow covered pond/bog is reached. Go east across this pond to its far eastern side and head uphill to the Mini-Ravine Amphitheater.
Snowshoes have to be worn for the approach and especially across the pond/bog, you'll sink into the snow without snowshoes because of the decomposing organic matter's perpetual heat. It's a long approach to this ice arena. Apparently conditions vary from year to year dependent on the amount of snowfall accumulation.
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