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best in New England
« on: February 13, 2003, 05:28:05 pm »
so what would people consider the quenticential New England ice climb? you know, one that typifies what ice climbing in New England is all about. would it be the Black Dike, Dropline, Mainline, Mindbender or what? or isn't there any one climb that stands for New England ice climbing. is it just a state of mind?

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Re: best in New England
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2003, 10:11:45 pm »
Without a doubt, the Black Dike.  Just a perfectly natural line in my favorite alpine setting.  To see it is to want to climb it.  Wow! That thing is the f&*%ing best!  (I like the glissade down too...)

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Re: best in New England
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2003, 06:37:37 am »
Speaking of the The Black Dike, my partner and I were planning on going up to make our first attempt, and we were wondering if we HAVE to bring rock gear, or it's just nice to have.  How about the belays, are there bolts or pins, or even better, where can I read a good(not Wilcoxs') description of the climb.  Anyone here feel like giving us a little advice.