Painted Walls Ice Climbs Rock Climbing
This area offers one classic ice route: Way in the Wilderness. It is the obvious two-pitch ice rivulet seen from the Kancamagus Highway. Because of the wall's south-facing aspect, an ascent of Way in the Wilderness is an elusive one, saved for the dead of winter on the coldest possible cloudy day.
"An Ice Climber's Guide to Northern New England", S. Peter Lewis and Rick Wilcox
For updated ice conditions on the cliff check the EMS climbing store in North Conway:(603) 356 5433. They also rent snow shoes.
Websites with info: neice.com neclimbs.com
Right off the Kanc. Park below the route, cross the river (sketchy), hike up the steep hill (sketchy and tiring) up to the route. If the ice on the river doesn't support your weight, chances are that the route is not in shape.
(Also, See COMMENT)
Climbing Season For the * Ice and Mixed Climbing area.
Weather station 1.2 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Painted Walls as viewed from the "Kanc" ...
BETA PHOTO: Way in the Wilderness - telephoto from the Kanc
By Robert Hall
Dec 2, 2016
As stated, this climb gets sun early and bright.
You can also approach via the Albany Covered bridge, which is about a mile East of Lower Falls and about 1 1/2 miles East of the river crossing described in the 2 guidebooks. Park on the Kanc side, cross the river on the bridge, and followed the logging "superhighway" for 1 1/4 miles (keep left at the only major junction) and then follow the (summer) directions for Rainbow Slab, but once you reach the newly logged clearing just after the dry-stream-bed crossing (as far as here it's an easy ski), head uphill directly for the base of Painted Walls.