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Answer to Al's question about Elephant Head Gully
« on: March 18, 2009, 12:28:09 PM »
Your answer can be found on page 211 of the 3rd edition of An Ice Climber's Guide to Northern New England
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Re: Answer to Al's question about Elephant Head Gully
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 02:27:57 PM »
of course Paul...but the book talks about you & others leading the narrow gully further right of what I'm talking about. it refers to the face I'm describing as if it's a toprope problem.

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Re: Answer to Al's question about Elephant Head Gully
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009, 04:37:30 PM »
Todd Swain led it a long time ago. I remember reading it in one of the older guide books. At thirty feet tall, maybe, it hardly seems worth mentioning as anything more than a problem than a route Al. I remember thinking the same thing back then. It's like claiming a first ascent at the flume, not.

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Re: Answer to Al's question about Elephant Head Gully
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2009, 05:01:15 PM »
Are you guys talking about that little drip that spills out of a 'chimney' sort of feature?  30'-50' to the right of EHG.

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Re: Answer to Al's question about Elephant Head Gully
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2009, 06:17:20 PM »
Are you guys talking about that little drip that spills out of a 'chimney' sort of feature?  30'-50' to the right of EHG.

it's left of that, on the face.
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Re: Answer to Al's question about Elephant Head Gully
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2009, 06:18:17 PM »
It's like claiming a first ascent at the flume, not.

LOL  ::)

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Re: Answer to Al's question about Elephant Head Gully
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2009, 10:59:04 PM »
At thirty feet tall, maybe, it hardly seems worth mentioning as anything more than a problem than a route Al.

Agreed... in any guidebook it would read "an occasional thin short ice route forms to the right and has been led"