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Old Speck Stream 

Old Speck Stream 

WI2+

   
Type:  Ice, 1000', Grade III
Original: WI2+ [details]
FA: Mr. Speck
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: Brian Oelberg on Dec 14, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Topo of Grafton Notch and Old Speck (Route in yel...

Description 

Ice slabs and curtains...the first few hundred yards have most of the steep stuff and some interesting caves and boulders line the sides of the gully.

Location 

Park at the AT parking lot and head south past the outhouses, follow the snowmachine trail for a bit then head into the woods to find an old outhouse. The topo shows an old trail/cut going up alongside the stream which offers a good ski/snowboard descent option.

We climbed it in mid December and found it in poor condition: lots of wet slab and water pools, two feet of crusty snow over boulders and very little ice except in the backs of the caves. Lots of snow as we climbed higher eventually turned us back due to slow progress.

Protection 

Ice.


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Rock Climbing Photo: First steep section...
First steep section...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pillars and ice cave...
Pillars and ice cave...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pillars
Pillars
Rock Climbing Photo: Finding ice in the caves...
Finding ice in the caves...

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