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7. Crow Hill Ice & Mix

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Location: 42.51937, -71.85897 View Map  Incorrect?
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End Crags in scrappy conditions. Beginner's Madnes...

Description 

Ice forms occacionally on Crow Hill. However, it is of the thin and scrappy sort. Sun bakes it out really fast.

The cave usually has the most ice. There are several potential lines here, depending on the conditions. Left side of the cave have an ice curtain of variable quality. The overhanging section to the right of the cave could have potential for some hard dry-tooling.

Importantly, take care not to scratch up the rock-climbing routes in this popular area (=keep the winter-tools away from the rock routes!).

Getting There 

These are at Crow Hill.

Climbing Season

For the Crow Hill area.

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Icess in thin conditions.

Icess WI5 M5-6  Massachusetts : Leominster Area : ... : 7. Crow Hill Ice & Mix
Start left of inner corner, climb up under roof, traverse left and up ice to top.Depending on conditions this might be a pure ice-route or a mixed route. The mixed start follows good hooks up to the ice slab under the roof.Short, but steep, technical and fun!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Massachusetts

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By JD1984
From: Worcester, MA
Jan 13, 2015
There is an easy (WI 2 ish) ice route that forms in the woods to the left of End Crags as well. When in fully, it goes for about 35 feet at a low angle and occasionally a bulge at the top. Easy but fun for beginners. Probably the only real WI route here. Certainly not a destination for ice climbing... but maybe there is more in town.... ; ).

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