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Damsel in Distress

5.8 WI4, Ice,  Avg: 3 from 3 votes
FA: FRA: Ed Webster, Susan Patenaude & Todd Swain
New Hampshire > NH Ice & Mixed > - Crawford Notch > Mt Willard (Ice) > E Face - Upper

Description

From the Wilcox/Lewis book: On the far right side of an amphitheater, mixed climbing gains a short cascade of water ice. Rappel from tree with slings.

Location

approx 100 yards climbers right from the start of The Cleft

Protection

screws

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The Damsel in Feb 2019 (yellow). Blue = unnamed drytooling corner; some bail pitons/tat along the way.
[Hide Photo] The Damsel in Feb 2019 (yellow). Blue = unnamed drytooling corner; some bail pitons/tat along the way.
Damsel in Distress conditions 1/2/2015
[Hide Photo] Damsel in Distress conditions 1/2/2015

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[Hide Comment] This is a great route if you like mixed climbing. Bring a hand full of small cams (green and yellow alien) and small to medium nuts. I replaced one of the two pins in the corner under the roof in 2014?
Double ropes to rapple is the best way down...I believe there is an anchor on one of the larger trees at the top. Jan 1, 2017
[Hide Comment] The way the exit from the roof has formed this year is quite overhung and pumpy, more than WI4 would imply.

Anyone know what the drytooling corner to the right of this route is? (visible in the photo) Feb 23, 2019