Author Topic: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.  (Read 16154 times)

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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #210 on: January 01, 2015, 04:35:59 PM »
Snot Rocket looks good, Cinema IMNSHO it's not there.
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #211 on: January 01, 2015, 08:50:13 PM »
I thought Cinema looked a bit thin for screws? I don't know that side of the road all that well in winter so not much use to you guys. pluss I was on a mission running late and did not really slow down and have a real look.

Usually a late bloomer, not surprised... it will still be a couple weeks before Cinema is "in" but I'm sure LHMW & Cleft are pretty sweet about now...

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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #212 on: January 02, 2015, 01:53:04 PM »

Usually a late bloomer, not surprised... it will still be a couple weeks before Cinema is "in" but I'm sure LHMW & Cleft are pretty sweet about now...

Yes, both are fine, as is other stuff like Read Between The Lines.
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #213 on: January 02, 2015, 03:41:44 PM »
Went up to Crawford Notch this AM (1/02/2015) full on winter storm, cold, windy and visibility no greater than 200'. The parking lot was full and the snow was building up so we went to Frankenstein.
Frankenstein was only getting a light snow with reduced wind speeds which led to sun in the afternoon and almost no wind.
Standard, Pegasus rock finish, Standard, Trestle Cut, Practice Slabs, The Penguin, Dracula right side, Waterfall, Walk in the Forest, and Lost in the Forest were all being climbed as were some other lesser known dribbles of ice. The last column of ice on Pegasus The Rock Finsh before you get on the rock was in harder than usual conditions. The same could be said of Penguin. Dracula left was very wet but the right was in good condition. Dropline was about 2/3 formed.
It was busy! Boy when you are retired you forget about these holiday weekends. We only did one climb but did walk to and talk to the folks that did the climbs. Will go back next week when the traffic thins out.
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #214 on: January 03, 2015, 09:01:33 PM »
Climbed Coffin today with rock buttress start. Both pitches pretty hard. I seconded the route. Partner with two very nice leads. Pegasus with rock finish in good too. All other climbs that were mentioned yesterday were in pretty decent shape and building.

Talked to a friend who said Willard was a zoo. At 9:30 he said there were 9 parties waiting at LHMW!!
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #215 on: January 08, 2015, 09:15:42 PM »
It was not warm in Shoestring Gully today. Ice was good though.

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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #216 on: January 16, 2015, 05:44:22 PM »
The ice out at The Captain is in great shape right now.  The approach is also a nearly solid boot pack. 

We left from the Kanc at 2am and Skied Sawyer River Trail to, Hancock Notch Trail, at the first stream crossing we made a short bushwhack and crossed the Sawyer River to hook up with the logging road that takes you into the valley.  We saw the sunrise from the base of the climbs.  It was a magical day in the mountains.

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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #217 on: April 17, 2015, 09:22:01 AM »
All done folks... It's time for to ROCK on the rock!
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #218 on: April 17, 2015, 01:23:27 PM »
took the ice clippers off the harness today. full and satisfing season 8)

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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #219 on: April 17, 2015, 02:27:03 PM »
took the ice clippers off the harness today. full and satisfing season 8)

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So you don't have a separate harness?
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #220 on: April 17, 2015, 11:48:19 PM »
?     have a few really old ratty retired rigs and one decent harness for climbing.