Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Ice, 180 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Bradley White, 1984|
|Page Views:||529 total · 7/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.
The ramp is the approach to two climbs. It has solid tool and feet placements from thick smear ice. The ramp isn't short before a long pitch of WI3 ice the trees is done. Belay then finish up larger pillars on the left or continue on. Always has thick ice. A 170 rope should make it one pitch.
After the first iced slab curtain you see from the trail, these two Scottish gully and Left to Trees Slab are around the corner from this Curtain heading left or south. This is the left sided climbs.
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