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Ace of Spades Crag 
Arethusa Falls 
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Cannon Ice Climbs 
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Dixville Notch 
Echo Crag Ice Climbs 
Flume, The 
Frankenstein Ice Climbs 
Garfield Crag 
Greeley Ponds (Mad River Notch)  
Holts Ledge 
Ice and Mixed Bouldering 
Kinsman Notch 
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Mahoosuc Notch 
Mount Moosilauke 
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Mt Major 
Mt. Avalon 
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Mt. Lincoln 
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Mt. Tom  
Mt. Webster - Winter Ice & 
Mt. Willard (Ice)  
Mt. Willey 
Newfound Lake 
Oliverian Notch 
Painted Walls Ice Climbs 
Polar Caves (CLOSED) 
Rainbow Slabs - Winter Ice 
Rumney Ice Climbs 
Sandwich Notch Ice 
Stonehouse Pond 
Tenny Mountain 
Texaco Amphitheater 
Texaco Slab  
Trollville (Duckshead) 
West Rattlesnake Ice 
Whitehorse Ice Climbs 
Wilderness Woods  
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New Hampshire offers some of the best ice climbing in the lower-48. Maybe it's the fact that winters tend to be long and wet, or maybe it's the fact that summers tend to be short and humid and wet, but in winter, ice seems to form on every piece of exposed rock. Be it the road cuts on Interstate 93, the grungy summer sport climbs at Rumney, the moss-filled chimneys at Cathedral Ledge, or the shady reaches of Cannon Cliff, chances are each of these surfaces sports a worthwhile ice objective (except the road cut, which would be an illegal objective).

Most of the ice climbing activity in New Hampshire is focused around Frankenstein Cliff. Its easy access, proximity to North Conway, and numerous crag-style ice routes all assure that this ice destination will remain popular and crowded throughout the winter. Those looking for more of an adventure will certainly find it in the form of brutal cold and full-on conditions on Cannon Cliff, the premier alpine climbing setting in the Northeast. For the technical, demanding, multi-pitch and often mixed experience, look to the proud routes on Cathedral Ledge. Finally, for that quick ice-burn, check out Rumney for a bunch of shorter, often thin routes.

Mt. Washington, the highest point in New England and home of "the world's worst weather" offers both ice and alpine climbing in a serious, mountain setting. Despite it's modest height (by "out-west" standards), this mountain has brought about more than its share of tragedies.

Getting There 

Ice is everywhere in this state. View the individual pages for directions to your chosen destination.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

285 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',32],['3 Stars',130],['2 Stars',82],['1 Star',34],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in * Ice and Mixed Climbing

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for * Ice and Mixed Climbing:
Smear   WI3-4     Ice, 1 pitch   Frankenstein Ice Climbs : Amphitheater Area
Left Hand Monkey Wrench   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch   Mt. Willard (Ice) : East Face - Lower
East Face Slab Right   WI3+     Ice, 1 pitch   Mt. Willard (Ice) : East Face - Upper
Willey's Slide   WI2     Ice, 3 pitches, 700'   Mt. Willey
North End Pillars   WI3-4     Ice   Cathedral Ledge Ice Climbs
Damnation Gully   WI3     Ice, Alpine, 1000'   Mount Washington & Presiden... : Huntington Ravine - Winter ...
The Penguin   WI4     Ice, 2 pitches   Frankenstein Ice Climbs : Standard Route Area
Hobbit Couloir   WI4+     Ice, 200'   Frankenstein Ice Climbs : Amphitheater Area
The Cleft   WI2+     Ice, 2 pitches, 210'   Mt. Willard (Ice) : East Face - Upper
Odell's Gully   WI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 600'   Mount Washington & Presiden... : Huntington Ravine - Winter ...
Pinnacle Gully   WI3     Ice, Alpine, 3 pitches, 500'   Mount Washington & Presiden... : Huntington Ravine - Winter ...
Pegasus   WI3+     Ice, 200'   Frankenstein Ice Climbs : Amphitheater Area
Repentance   WI5 M4-5     Mixed, Ice, 2 pitches, 350'   Cathedral Ledge Ice Climbs
Chia   WI3+     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   Frankenstein Ice Climbs : Amphitheater Area
Pegasus Rock Finish   WI3 M3     Mixed, Ice, 2 pitches, 250'   Frankenstein Ice Climbs : Amphitheater Area
Standard Route   WI3+     Ice, 2 pitches, 300'   Frankenstein Ice Climbs : Standard Route Area
Shoestring Gully   WI2     Ice, Alpine, 6 pitches   Mt. Webster - Winter Ice &
Dracula   WI4+     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   Frankenstein Ice Climbs : Dropline Area
Hitchcock Gully   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a WI3-     Ice, 2 pitches   Mt. Willard (Ice) : East Face - Lower
Black Dike   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b WI4-5 M3     Mixed, Ice, 3 pitches, 400'   Cannon Ice Climbs
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Featured Route For * Ice and Mixed Climbing
Rock Climbing Photo: The Steep ice of Peer Pressure...

Peer Pressure WI3-4  New Hampshire : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : ... : Pressure Zone
Peer Pressure is the most beautiful ice line at Avalon. The flow is so wide it offers multiple ways to go. Up the center and left side it stays with the book rating of 3, but the ice up the right side of the flow is steep and probably 4. After the steep ice the route continues up more moderate slabs to the trees above. 2 ropes or two raps will be necessary. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

Photos of * Ice and Mixed Climbing Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Washington (from the West)
Mt. Washington (from the West)
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up "Smear" .... March 6, 2016
Starting up "Smear" .... March 6, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: 1982 North Conway Mt Rescue team on Mt Washington ...
1982 North Conway Mt Rescue team on Mt Washington ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan Barber on the traverse, pitch two of the Blac...
Ryan Barber on the traverse, pitch two of the Blac...
Rock Climbing Photo: Rumney ice
Rumney ice
Rock Climbing Photo: New Hampshire winters, we started when it was sunn...
New Hampshire winters, we started when it was sunn...
Rock Climbing Photo: Great Madness on Mt. Willard, Crawford Notch
Great Madness on Mt. Willard, Crawford Notch

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By Russ Keane
Oct 13, 2016
Ice Climbing is the most fun thing to do with your human existence on this earth.

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