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WI3 PG13, Ice, 200 ft (61 m),
Avg: 2.3 from 7 votes
Vermont > VT Ice & Mixed > Smugglers Notch… > 15W - Driving Force Area
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A moderate WI3 climb, with a steep bulge halfway up the first pitch. When the ice is in well, you have the option to go left or right here at the crux.
Located on the right side of the Driving Force Area, up a moderately cleaned out gully which leads to the base of the climb.
standard ice rack.
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Greg nearing the bulge
Right Amphitheater, WI3. Route was filling back in nicely after a big melt this season.
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Silver Spring, MD
Left side is a bit steeper and usually has fatter ice. It also typically has some water dripping/flowing over it in all but the coldest conditions. The middle line goes straight up to the forked tree which can be used as a really nice belay perch from the top.
Oct 18, 2017