Hattie's Garden (the climb)
Avg: 2.5 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 120 ft|
|FA:||Bob Ahearn and Nick Dukehart May 2012|
|Page Views:||170 total · 2/month|
|Shared By:||Bob A on Jun 17, 2012|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionThe climb is located on the Gully #1 buttress below the Gully#1 winter ice climb.Fun climb with interesting moves on nice rock.The crux is at the first bolt but the first gear is about 20 ft up so there is a bit of an entrance fee but not too hard to get to.
Climb the face just left of the right hand side of the "rainbow" weakness to protection about 20 ft up on the right.A couple of balancey moves to a mantle and stance to clip the first bolt.Step a little left,pull the crux and climb up slightly left past three more well spaced bolts to the two bolt anchor on Land Ahoy.
LocationTo find the Gully#1 buttress,look for a large gravel pullout on the cliff side of rt 302 in Crawford Notch between the two sets of guardrails.Park here and follow a well marked trail up to Hattie's Memorial Garden on the tracks(10 min).Turn right and follow tracks for approximately 1- 2 minutes,cross a small drainage ( 8-inch "slot") in the tracks and look for a small clearing on the left ( 30 RR ties further) with a small cairn.Follow path of least resistence straight up to the cliff.
Look for an obvious flake/arch(life By the Tracks)which forms the left side of the "rainbow"weakness.Start on the face about 8 ft left of the right hand weakness.Rappell with two ropes or with one 60m down to anchor on Part the Sea below garden terrace on left,then down and left to start of that climb.