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Smarts Brook 

Ice and Mixed Bouldering Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.8771, -71.7716 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ryan Barber on Jan 16, 2013
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Don't fall in the river or else death may occur!!

Description 

This is a page to submit winter shorties or traverse problems neither of which you need to tie into ropes (though some might have some height and/or commitment factor no less).

Getting There 

Boots crampons and tools are the only requirements. Some of you may prefer those hard mixed sneakers with the points screwed directly to the sole).

Climbing Season

For the * Ice and Mixed Climbing area.

Weather station 7.4 miles from here

21 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['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]


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Rock Climbing Photo: x = Beta (tool slots / hooks / crampon smears, ect...

Project A M5-6  New Hampshire : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : ... : Downing Mountain (Eagle Cli...
Slightly overhanging with a few good tool locks to start off with. Delicate edging and front-point smearing to some thiner hooking towards the top. I had to back off because I wasn't sure how secure the hooks were, and I didn't want to risk my tool blowing from that height. I may try again before the snow melts.The final move feels like its probably M5-6ish (comparable to a 5.9 or 5.10 crux move)It might make a great summer boulder problem as well, though with rock shoes, its probably only V1...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Feb 1, 2013
"Is 'ice bouldering' a thing now" discussion moved to the forum mountainproject.com/v/ice-and-...
By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Campton, NH
Feb 1, 2013
What's the potential for rock bouldering at Smarts Brook?
By Ryan Barber
From: Rumney, NH
Feb 25, 2013
Jay. There probably is some river bouldering potential at Smarts brook, but it might be hard to access without getting your feet wet. There is a deeper section of gorge just upstream from the ice bouldering. There are a few icy mixed routes which were a little intimidating with the conditions that day that get you well into the broken ankle zone of fall potential. If the river was deep enough I bet you could find some lines. Otherwise maybe you could prop a pad against some protruding river rocks.
By Russ Keane
Jan 31, 2017
Ice bouldering rules! Leave the screws at home, people!! Just go to cathedral north end and have at it!

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