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Dixville Notch Rock Climbing 

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Location: 44.8625, -71.2982 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: bradley white on Aug 11, 2009
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Dixville Notch - formations resembling Boulder's F...


Most northern notch in N.H. Very narrow, very small, and very rugged.

Getting There 

Getting there depends on where you are coming from. The nearest towns are Colebrook to the west, and Errol to the East. (Errol is on Rt 16 about 1 1/2 hrs north of the Gorham/Berlin area, then 20-30 min. on the Notch road, Route 26.

There once was a resort hotel named the Balsams, once one of the "Grand Hotels" of America but now closed. (2014 update, see photo) Errol is pretty small but may have a motel or "guest house".

Parking and accessibility to climbing area is conveniently off the road. There is only one ice flow I am aware of. The flow starts very close to the road, and is thick with a long ice/snow ramp below it. There shouldn't be any waiting in line to do ice climbing in this area, and even if there is the flow is usually wide enough for two parties.

Climbing Season

For the * Ice and Mixed Climbing area.

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Dixville Notch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dixville Notch:
Parasol Gully    WI2+     Trad, Ice, Alpine, 1 pitch, 400'   
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Featured Route For Dixville Notch
Rock Climbing Photo: Parasol Gully 1/19/2014

Parasol Gully WI2+  New Hampshire : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Dixville Notch
Climb the 200+ft steep crusted snow ramp to the base of the ramp beneath the steepening wall. Veer right away from the multiple free standing pillars (crux) and finish route. NOTE: Apparently most of this climb sometimes "comes in" as nearly all steep snow. However, in late Jan 2016 there were two full pitches of ice, including the "famous" ice cave COMPLETELY FORMED BY ICE (as opposed to an ice cave formed by water freezing over a rock overhang). This am...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

Photos of Dixville Notch Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Driving into Dixville Notch from the East (from Er...
Driving into Dixville Notch from the East (from Er...
Rock Climbing Photo: The old, and now decrepit, Balsams Hotel - once on...
The old, and now decrepit, Balsams Hotel - once on...
Rock Climbing Photo: Top of Parasol Gully (for full photo, see the clim...
BETA PHOTO: Top of Parasol Gully (for full photo, see the clim...

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