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Elephant Head Gully WI3
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Type: Ice, 100 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 3,056 total · 31/month
Shared By: J. Albers on Dec 26, 2009
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

Nice route if you have limited time. Probably WI3 to 3+ depending on whether you finish on the right or left side.

Descend by rappelling once down the route from the trees (there is usually a webbing anchor at the top, but it might be wise to bring some extra webbing just in case).

Location

Obvious gully starting within the road cut at the top of Crawford Notch. The gully is on the right hand side of the road as you drive up from the Frankenstein area. Park as for other Mount Willard climbs. The approach takes about 3 minutes from the parking area.

Protection

Generally thick ice that takes good screws. You can set an anchor in the trees at the top.

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Peter Lewis
Bridgton, Maine
Peter Lewis   Bridgton, Maine
The approach can be quite a slog if the snow is deep, so an early start may be warranted... BTW, those boulders at the bottom used to be much higher on the route. I'd wear a helmet. Oh, and for what it's worth, I threw up while guiding this once (it was blazing hot and I was scared). Nov 28, 2017
Phinn
Massachusetts
Phinn   Massachusetts
In the gunks this would only be 5.5.... Feb 18, 2016
J. Albers
Colorado
  WI3
J. Albers   Colorado
  WI3
Robert,
To be honest with you, I gave this route 3+ only because of the book consensus. I would have given it 3- tops if it was just me. In places like Cody, this would not get a 3...though I'm not sure that Cody is a fair comparison because things there are on the stout side. Still, I think 3+ is fairly generous. Apr 20, 2015
Robert Hall
North Conway, NH
  WI3+
Robert Hall   North Conway, NH  
  WI3+
The consensus is pretty strong on 3+; many have felt it is more difficult than it looks. Jan 20, 2015

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