Avg: 3 from 4 votes
|Type:||Ice, 180 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Bradley White, 1984|
|Page Views:||776 total · 9/month|
|Shared By:||bradley white on Nov 20, 2012|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
In October 2017, town residents overwhelmingly voted to remove all of the bolts that had been placed on the cliff. In 2018, despite an outcry from the local climbing community, many of those bolts were cut, damaged or removed.
In 2018, climbers were able to show that Dartmouth College actually owns the cliff, not the town of Lyme. In October 2018, the town of Lyme rescinded its 2017 rule barring climbing and closing access to the cliff.
Dartmouth College currently has this to say about the ledge:
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.