All Locations > New Hampshire > All NH Ice and M… > . Western NH > Bear Mountain (near Newfound Lake)
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|Type:||Mixed, Ice, 100 ft|
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|Shared By:||Ryan Barber on Feb 27, 2012|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Jonathan Steitzer|
DescriptionThis is the line that goes right under the cave and up to a mixed finish. The climb is in the shade, so freezer effect sets in, and the temperature drops a bit while on route. The climb was actually a bit more exciting that I thought it would be from first glance. It goes up to the hanging icicles and traverses right and up through a corner. At the finish, there was a large plate of junky ice hanging from the top (see photo). I had to knock this off to access the nice crack underneath which is good for small stoppers and tri-cams and which offers very secure tool hooks.
On my first attempt, I sunk my tool into the ice on the top to make the final pull, but it detached and sent me down about 15 feet onto a stopper. The fall was very clean, and I went right back for another go, this time dry hooking the region where the ice that detached was and pulled through to some nice tree anchors about 15 feet back.