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Offline White_Mountain_Rambler

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Elephant Head Gully May Be No More
« on: May 24, 2018, 05:29:50 pm »
Whomever climbed the gully last this past ice season may hold the unfortunate honor of having logged the last ascent. The rock scaling activities on top of Crawford Notch are currently focusing on the gully area.

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Re: Elephant Head Gully May Be No More
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 08:31:22 am »

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Re: Elephant Head Gully May Be No More
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2018, 08:49:10 am »
...Im gonna be optimistic here and just hope the climb gets even better! Well know next ice season! First ascent potential...

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Re: Elephant Head Gully May Be No More
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2018, 04:30:58 pm »
Interesting. Yeah maybe something new will form like at rumney when they did that blasting.

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Re: Elephant Head Gully May Be No More
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2018, 05:33:53 pm »
I just drove by there and it looks like they will be removing quite a bit of the rock on that side.

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Re: Elephant Head Gully May Be No More
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2018, 08:44:19 pm »
Can someone define "rock scaling" for me. They've taken down trees and plucked rocks from that whole side of The road.  It's ok now but maybe they are prepping for blasting?
Not sure when the clifftop anchors were installed at Elephant Head, but it is an improvement.

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Re: Elephant Head Gully May Be No More
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2018, 09:26:58 pm »
I drove by twice on Sunday and posted some video on my IG... wish I had more time to stop for some better pics but from what I could see I don't think EHG will be much altered except maybe being even "cleaner" if that is possible.. no tree on on the left and right variations anymore... the whole place has been scraped of any vegetation. This will make that cool little hidden stout gully to the right of EHG much more visible. I'm really curious about how this area will look come late December... I wouldn't be too nervous about it at this point... might actually make for some great climbing...

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Re: Elephant Head Gully May Be No More
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2018, 04:45:32 pm »
I was up there Saturday, 6/16/18, an it looked like that they put a fence across the gully, not sure if it's permanent..
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Re: Elephant Head Gully May Be No More
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2018, 08:50:30 pm »
Check out this week's White Mountain Report for more info and pictures.

And yes, the fence IS permanent!
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Re: Elephant Head Gully May Be No More
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2018, 06:30:03 am »
Ya know, a little snow and ice around that fence eventually will anchor the fence. Probably make a solid piece or pro. Just clip and go. I wonder if Black Diamond has conducted any pull tests on chain link fence ? Looks like they moved a lot of stuff up there and most likely opened up things for better water flow. I think our glass is half full.

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Re: Elephant Head Gully May Be No More
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2018, 12:02:14 pm »
Whos gonna get the FA of Caged Elephant ;D
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Re: Elephant Head Gully May Be No More
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2018, 11:04:47 am »
 ;D ;D

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Re: Elephant Head Gully May Be No More
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2018, 03:54:42 pm »
Whos gonna get the FA of Caged Elephant ;D

great name if something comes in there...
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Re: Elephant Head Gully May Be No More
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2018, 01:21:28 pm »
Drove through a while ago.
Infrastructure funds are tight.
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Re: Elephant Head Gully May Be No More
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2018, 02:05:11 pm »
Not for nothing but....with all the climbing available in Crawford Notch, "elephant gully" is really just a little shitbag of an ice climb.