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Type: Mixed, Ice, 120 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Kurtz on Feb 1, 2015
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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An impressive route with a distinctive yellow-green phlegmy color. The Lewis/Wilcox book grades this as WI3-5.

P1 (WI3): Climb the left side of the rock buttress. Belay at a tree on the ledge.

P1 (WI4): Climb the pillar on the right side of the rock buttress. At the top, traverse left on lower-angle ice and belay at a tree on the ledge.

P2: Climb the upper pillar to the trees.

Rappel or walk off.


From the parking lot at the top of Crawford Notch, walk south on the railroad tracks through a cut in the rock and a bit further. The Snot Rocket is very obvious on your right, immediately after crossing the 75-100ft-long trestle.


Standard ice rack plus some rock gear if you fancy the right-side mixed variation. There is supposed to be a piton 25 feet up on the first pitch (right side).


Peter Lewis
Bridgton, ME
Peter Lewis   Bridgton, ME
Lewis/Wilcox graded it WI3-5 because they were just indecisive and/or scared. I can imagine the conversation went something like, "Yeah, it's probably WI5, but if it was WI3 we might actually do it." So they compromised.... Nov 28, 2017

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