Avg: 3.5 from 49 votes
|Type:||Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 2500 ft (758 m), 2 pitches|
|FA:||FA: Kurt Winkler, Peter Gamache March 1989|
|Page Views:||19,587 total · 118/month|
|Shared By:||nhclimber on Feb 22, 2010 · Updates|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan S, Robert Hall|
Why "Green" ? Matt Drayer writes: "....green lichen -- the walls are absolutely covered with it. If you are in there on a sunny day it lights right up. I climbed it ...with my buddy... and it seemed like even the ice had a green tint to it. Definitely a special spot".
Classic climb in an amazing location. Climb the 2000' of fun super laidback ice up to the Webster cliffs. Route finding is no issue on this one. Move right along a tree ledge until you look up into the Greens proper. The first pitch can be mixed climbing (M1-M2..."feels like 5.5-5.6") depending on variable conditions. The second pitch climbs the main flow that comes down on the left WI3.
There is a rugged looking flow that we'll call Greens Chasm Direct that looks pretty hard. This ice fall comes down on the right through a couple overhangs and crazy looking parasols. Also, there seems to be some great mixed potential up here as well.