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Dickey's Eliminate T 
Dickey's Notch T 
Possom 20:13 T 
Puffin Express T 
Puppies n' Knapsacks  T 
Ride the Turttle T 
Sharkey  T 
Stone Frogs Don't Eat  T 

Glacial Park Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.914, -71.60376 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Michael Z. on Jun 9, 2014
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Description 

Glacial Park as we've come to call it is really an extension of the main cliff band on Cone Mountain. It is however separated by a bit of forest. As well the climbing here is nothing like over on the main cliff where glacial plucking left it jagged and fractured. Here the rock is polished and striated with killer cracks and corners on fine schist with generally good gear with a good density of good climbing. A nice place to spend a secluded day in the woods. From the top there are wonderful views from the Sandwich Range to the Franconia ridge and not the sight or sound of a single road.

Getting There 

Listed below is likely one of the longer approaches, but it uses national forest parking as and trails. If you don't mind parking on the side of the road a less creative approach will take less the 15 minutes.

Follow the Brown Ash Swamp Trail out about 3/4 a mile to a beaver pond. Turn left just before the pond and cross the stream at a game trail (it should be obvious) head rightward up the hill looking for a primitive trail marked with a strips of pink tie die fabric. This should take you to a small boulder field. Go left uphill slightly from here and it should be pretty easy to follow the land and cairns to a small notch and then The Mill Stone, a trail on the right leads to Glacial Park.

Climbing Season

For the WM: Waterville Valley area.

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Glacial Park
Rock Climbing Photo: Climb the twin cracks following the left hand one ...

Dickey's Eliminate 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  New Hampshire : WM: Waterville Valley : ... : Glacial Park
Okay, yes this is quite a contrived route...Climbing up twin cracks is just great fun though if you can get over the urge to make easier moves on Dickey's proper. From the left, step into the crack left of Dickey's Notch. With one foot and one hand in each crack climb past the ledge where the corners start crossing a pillar and ending up at the ledge above the Stone frogs corner. Instead of moving up look left climb a juggy wall to a stance again stepping left to the final crack on Ride the Turt...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

Photos of Glacial Park Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the wall
Looking down the wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Ride the turtle
Ride the turtle
Rock Climbing Photo: 1) Puffin Express 2) Apples & Regalia 3) Puppies n...
BETA PHOTO: 1) Puffin Express 2) Apples & Regalia 3) Puppies n...

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By Michael Z.
Sep 17, 2014
Hi all, after careful consideration the other day we added bolts to a couple of routes up here.

Dickey's Notch now has a bolt protecting the last moves out of the corner making for a nicer and smoother finish. We added two to Ride the Turtle, one to replace the piton and another at the crux doing away with a difficult blind placement. Also did anchors on Ride the Turtle and Puppies and Knapsacks/Apples and Regalia to lower off from.

Might do more later, please come and check it out :)

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