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The Snot Rocket

WI4-5 M5, Mixed, Ice, 120 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II,  Avg: 3.3 from 6 votes
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New Hampshire > NH Ice & Mixed > - Crawford Notch > Mt Willard (Ice) > Trestle Area

Description

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.

Location

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.

Protection

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).

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Snot Rocket Mar. 2015
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Peter Lewis
Bridgton, ME
[Hide Comment] 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