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Author Topic: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.  (Read 9132 times)

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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #165 on: January 09, 2014, 11:14:28 PM »

Anyone been up in Green Chasm?
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #166 on: January 10, 2014, 07:00:58 PM »

Nope but I betcha itís great right now.
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #167 on: January 13, 2014, 09:48:13 AM »

Anybody get out this weekend or today?   Looking to climb tomorrow and have no clue what would be good after all the rain, aside some of the old fat fall backs like standard.  Or, am I looking at a day of dry tooling?
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #168 on: January 13, 2014, 03:52:04 PM »

Was at North End today... Super fat plastic... Thresher & Goofers are in excellent shape... and I already recapped Franks from yesterday so there you have it...

Al needs to drop the IceCon back down to 4.23. ;)
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #169 on: January 13, 2014, 03:54:14 PM »

From the other thread:

So Franks recap, pics to follow on my blog tomorrow night:

Smear is hanging tough... Pegasus colums are GONE, rock finish climbed today and is good (approach via Hobbit)...

Chia is hanging tough...

Cave is still IN, Bobís is DONE

Trestle flows and Slabs are FAT and plastics...

Waterfall looks OK still...

Standard Left is OUT

Standard is still in but has open water in center line... best line IMO is up right side of the cave at 3+... upper tier took a hit but right column is still attached and strong... middle column is sketch and open/detached at top, easy exit out left is fine...

Dracula is FAT...

Descent trail is heinous, rappelling from partway down gully was our choice today...
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #170 on: January 13, 2014, 09:19:43 PM »

Micro spikes were a bare minimum on the trail down from shoestring today...
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #171 on: January 18, 2014, 07:36:44 PM »

Micro spikes were a bare minimum on the trail down from shoestring today...

Wow TrMan that's really informative.  Thanks for the condition update.
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #172 on: January 18, 2014, 09:38:48 PM »

hey. it was icey as shit comming down the trail.  micro spikes give your calfs a break from real crampons but it was somewhat sketchy without real crampons. sorry if that was not helpfull.
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #173 on: January 20, 2014, 11:12:59 AM »

hey. it was icey as shit comming down the trail.  micro spikes give your calfs a break from real crampons but it was somewhat sketchy without real crampons. sorry if that was not helpfull.

You missed the point, I was interested in climbing conditions. 
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #174 on: January 20, 2014, 11:22:41 AM »

hey. it was icey as shit comming down the trail.  micro spikes give your calfs a break from real crampons but it was somewhat sketchy without real crampons. sorry if that was not helpfull.

You missed the point, I was interested in climbing conditions.

I heard you go to the TACO for that.
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #175 on: January 20, 2014, 03:41:09 PM »

I climbed it without a rope and it was fun. i am not super hard or anything so take that however you want and go have a look. it goes and is protectable.
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #176 on: January 20, 2014, 07:27:55 PM »

I was at the Barking Dog Crag on Sunday and at Frankenstein today - Monday. It is really surprising just how much ice there is still left in all the usual places. Frankenstein wasn't crowded, but thee were a fair number of folks there. While the Amphitheater is in poor shape, almost everything else is in excellent conditions. I climbed Standard Route and it is fat. We saw several parties on Dracula, a party on Waterfall, people on Walk In The Forest and a large group at the Trestle area.

The upcoming cold snap, while brutal, will almost assuredly kick things up a notch or perhaps two in a short period of time. With all the water in the system we may see some more interesting things form in unusual places. Heck, word has it that even Mean Mistreater was done on Friday!
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #177 on: March 29, 2014, 09:14:10 PM »

Everything with significant sun is toast. bunch of stuff still good to great. Smear, pegasus pillars and rock finish, standard and both sides of dracula still good to great. Rigt side of dracula seemed steeper than what I have experienced in the past. left side is stepped out but very interesting moves.
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #178 on: March 30, 2014, 09:43:11 AM »

With all the rain starting on Saturday and continuing through Wednesday all bets are off folks!
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #179 on: April 02, 2014, 11:04:01 AM »

Climbed LNMW, Upper Hitchcock and The Cleft on Tuesday. Everything was big and fat - with variable conditions. Hero ice, snow layered, milky and punky from the sun - a little bit of everything.

There were parties on Upper East Face Slabs Left (very sun baked they said) and Upper East Face Slabs left (very sun baked from standing at the base). The worse part of the day was all the post holing getting to LHMW (I would suggest lower Hitchcock to the traverse - which I didn't do) and getting up the the Mt Willard trail to come down. Be careful of tree wells - I sunk almost into mid chest and had only stepped a foot or so off the "beaten path."

At the parking lot at the end of the day it was 50 degrees! The cold beer and warm sun were great!
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