The Snot Rocket
Mixed, Ice, 120 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II,
Avg: 3.3 from 6
> NH Ice & Mixed
> - Crawford Notch
> Mt Willard (Ice)
> Trestle Area
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).
Snot Rocket Mar. 2015