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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #60 on: January 25, 2016, 03:37:43 PM »
So there... :P

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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #61 on: February 09, 2016, 11:03:21 AM »
Black Dike done Feb 8th

1st pitch very thin, no screws, just used random iced jamed slings
2nd pitch No ice, pure rock climbing and using for pro: the traverse slings, another rock sling above, a red camalot jammed, and an old tricam also jammed, to finally put 2 small screws near the end. I wish we brought rock pro !
3rd pitch Good Ice, Good screws, the curtain is dry, only goes on the left and steps are more vertical than usual.

Enjoy ;D
« Last Edit: February 09, 2016, 11:07:35 AM by Hellmans »

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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #62 on: March 20, 2016, 08:36:23 PM »
I know it is a longshot, but with this mini-cold spell... anybody get a look in to the Dike yesterday or today?

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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2016, 06:17:29 PM »
anybody been up in the notch lately or hiked franconia ridge? looking to do some skiing and was wondering around what elevation the snow pack starts or if it exists? i haven't been up there in a while...

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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #64 on: December 23, 2016, 04:57:15 PM »
Just my encounters on the ice in Franconia from mid week.

Franconia:
Ace of Spades - Forming well
Dike - In (Tread lightly on the snow slab on the way up.. quite exciting)
Omega - In/ Thin
Fafnir - In

Kinsman:
There is ice but it is still forming. The lower angled climbs were in well. Kilarney 2+, and the Leprechauns Lament are in great shape. Shamrock is in great and steeper than usual 3+/4. The Beast is in stout conditions 4+/5. The upper tier from the ledge to the tree is thin. Otherwise Pot O' Gold, Hanging by a moment and any other route not mentioned was forming well. However it was wet and chandeliered. Hopefully no one bashes it out before they form nicely.

Rumney:
Selsun Blue - Climbable
Parking Lot wall, etc - forming

Enjoy.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2016, 01:13:55 AM by Climber57r »
Good times. Good climbs. Get out there, get after it, and most of all enjoy it.

"A not neat knot, is a knot not needed"

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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #65 on: January 01, 2017, 05:03:00 PM »
Omega is still thin, but was climbed on New Years Eve day by a very strong team of Mark Richie & Joe Terravecchia. They said that there was no one else on the cliff, a rarity!
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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #66 on: January 02, 2017, 07:28:53 AM »
Good job! I don't know as it gets much fatter these days.. seems like if you want to climb Omega you kind of have to do it in those conditions?

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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #67 on: January 02, 2017, 01:13:37 PM »
Good job! I don't know as it gets much fatter these days.. seems like if you want to climb Omega you kind of have to do it in those conditions?

for the most part I think that's right...
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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #68 on: January 02, 2017, 09:14:29 PM »
seems like a darn fickel climb.  Seems like it rarely stays in for more than a week or two and often just a few days.....