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Oct 24, 2016
I'm semi new to the New England area, and I was wondering if anyone had any good winter mountaineering route recommendations. I did Mt. Washington last season, and I'm looking for similar climbs. Ideally crampons/ice axe required climbs that aren't so steep as to require two axes. Any personal favorites/recommendations? Thanks! yosem1te
Joined Nov 20, 2015
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Oct 27, 2016
What route did you take up Washington? lukeweiss
From Pike, NH
Joined Mar 12, 2014
34 points
Oct 28, 2016
lukeweiss wrote:
What route did you take up Washington?

I took the Lion Head's route up to the summit.
yosem1te
Joined Nov 20, 2015
19 points
Oct 28, 2016
The mt Lafayette loop is pretty cool. Good trek up the falling waters trail, and a good exposed ~2 mile ridge walk. IMO the Franconia ridge is the best in the whites. Brian BH
From Boston
Joined Mar 16, 2016
1 points
Oct 28, 2016
Beaver Brook Trail up the North side of Mt. Moosilauke off of Rt. 112, but instead of climbing the trail, climb the brook just to the right of the trail. Steep snow, stepped waterfall ice, cut left back onto the trail at the top of the brook. An excellent and varied mountaineering "route." N Nelsen
From Thornton, NH
Joined Jun 10, 2010
77 points
Oct 28, 2016
A couple suggestions:
1. Ammanousuc ravine up to the hut, and beyond if conditions allow. You can stick with the trail or break off for ice where it comes in.
2. Central gully in Huntington. You want to be well prepared with avy assessment, and might want to rope up.
3. Kings ravine - lots of options, mostly non technical. Again, know your avy risk.

Beaver brook is fun, and you will use the axe in cane position a bit on the lower portions of the trail.

I don't think you will need an axe for Lafayette, but it can't hurt.
lukeweiss
From Pike, NH
Joined Mar 12, 2014
34 points
Oct 28, 2016
Katahdin. Kings ravine. Lincolns throat mid-winter. Lots of the slides in the ADK's. Max Forbes
From Burlington, VT
Joined Jan 6, 2014
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