Battle of the bulge, aka:Jaws
Avg: 3.8 from 8 votes
|Type:||Ice, 60 ft|
|FA:||Bradley white and partner, 1983|
|Page Views:||1,328 total · 20/month|
|Shared By:||bradley white on Nov 20, 2012|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
Access Issue: Dartmouth Skiway D.O.C. parking lot for non skiers. This is mandatory parking to know your at the ledges. Details
Holts ledge is being ice climbed without issues. What has changed radically is the approach. Presently access is only by going up from the Dartmouth Skiway D.O.C. parking lot for non skiers. This is mandatory parking to know your at the ledges. Access is by the Papoose cross country ski trail to get there. I didn't know of this trail or I would have notified MP of this place long ago. Access became a issue in the late 1980's when there was private land development. Anyway are enough of us to find out anymore details from the D.O.C. about climbing there.
Wide wall of ice bulges that lead up to a overhang. Take ice ramp right and up to trees. A few choices to finish. The pillar immediately past the overhang left is the longest and is WI4 and is probably Jaws, left of this is an alternate route WI3-4. This area is always in with fat blue ice. Good for a first lead at this grade on right side. Its a beautiful area and climb.