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Arethusa Falls Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 140'
Location: 44.14678, -71.39106 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: bradley white on Feb 6, 2012
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BETA PHOTO: Overview of Arethusa Falls Jan 21, 2015


140ft of N.E.W.Ice - It's a wide one and two parties could climb it at same time: one party on the left wall that is thinner than the actual waterfall ice to climb, W.I.4+. Another party will have plenty of room to choose how to make it up the central water fall also. It's probably all together 50 yards wide. Trees are plentiful to belay at the top of the falls from. great W.I.3+ Fat ice all the ways up the falls. How many screws is up to you.
Plenty of views of the falls on the internet in the winter and the rest of the year. Popular with hikers and climbers and there's lots images on the internet.

Getting There 

A well marked sign on 302, Crawford Notch, on the east when heading to Bartlet, Before the entrance gate to the Notch. Go up the road and access of this old road to the railroad tracks is open in the winter. [Same parking as for Frankenstein Ice Climbing]

Near the tracks is a parking area. 1.6 to the falls. Take the trail back and this can be top roped. Not an easy approach although it is usually on a packed trail so snowshoes on most days aren't needed. return the same way you went in back to your car.

Climbing Season

For the * Ice and Mixed Climbing area.

Weather station 8.9 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Arethusa Falls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Arethusa Falls:
Arethusa Falls   WI3-4     Trad, Ice, Alpine, 1 pitch, 1401'   
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Arethusa Falls WI3-4  New Hampshire : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Arethusa Falls
Climb it where you want and the most left side is run off ice steepest and thinnest, sometimes closer to being W.I.5. The rest of it is usually easiest 3+ You can choose your grade and its easily top roped. Popular with winter hikers and they won't be wearing helmets, the trail goes very near the fall before it heads right and up....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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Rock Climbing Photo: Pano of Arethusa Falls with John Kluge. Photo take...
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By AWinters
From: NH
Dec 9, 2012
This area was already submitted under the "Frankenstein" section, though it's clearly not part of Frankenstein. Maybe one of the local admins can clean it up? Maybe there should be a "Crawford Notch" page that includes everything from Frank, to the Webster gullies and Mt. Willard??? Thoughts?
By bradley white
From: Bend
Dec 19, 2012
I didn't think it would be under Frankenstein. These areas are far apart and share a parking lot. No way I can remove the post by me.
By AWinters
From: NH
Dec 20, 2012
I don't think it should be under the Frankenstein section

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