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West Rattlesnake Ice Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.77922, -71.54178 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Zac St. Jules on Jan 11, 2015
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This ice is found at the base of the extremely popular hiking trail of West Rattlesnake in Holderness, NH.

The flows on these cliffs are at the far left and the far right, at the base and consist of lines from 25ft-45ft, and plenty of mixed climbing variations.

Flows to the left are fun, short, steep chandelier ice.
Flows to the right vary in style and are less consistent.

The cliffs are west facing so they get a little bit of sun but with the ice being on the lower section of the cliffs, it's mostly shaded.

There are remnants of this area once being a rock climbing destination but from what I could tell has long been abandoned. The rock is super chossy. I highly suggest, though it might look tempting, to not climb here in the summer though the bolted climbs to the far right seem solid.

Getting There 

Take 113 from Holderness, NH for about 10 min. You will see a very small brown sign on your right that says "rattlesnake parking". Park here and hike the easy trail to the top of the cliffs. Find your way around to the bottom of the cliffs and climb the ice.
Total time from parking lot to the ice: 30min

Climbing Season

For the * Ice and Mixed Climbing area.

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Percolate

Percolate WI3-4 M2 PG13  New Hampshire : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : West Rattlesnake Ice
rare but when it's in, its fun.Climb the narrow flow up to a crack. follow the crack. Crack may or may not be filed with ice. Optional second pitch, a short easy crack climb to the top of the cliffs or move left for walk off....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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By bradley white
From: Bend
Jan 14, 2015
By Eli
From: Lives in a truck
Mar 22, 2015
There are some bolts up there in what looks like rock routes, is there any data on the rock climbs up there?
By Zac St. Jules
From: New Hampshire
Mar 22, 2015
Definitely are established rock routes to the far right. Hopefully the person who bolted it will chime in with some info...
By Eli
From: Lives in a truck
May 2, 2015
I think I'm going to head up there tomorrow and check it out with gear, I'll take pictures and name the routes and what not. If no one else pipes up at least we'll have some data.

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