Author Topic: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.  (Read 4286 times)

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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2014, 05:18:01 PM »
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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2014, 08:14:48 PM »
Anyone have any update on the dike from this weekend?  Thinking of making an attempt tomorrow.

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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2014, 09:45:28 PM »
I think Kevin Mahoney was on it today… I saw a pic and it looked pretty good.
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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2015, 07:54:22 PM »
Wanting to avoid normal places that might be crowded I headed up and climbed Big Slide today - with two friends coming off the couch. Three easy pitches of very nice soft ice, a couple hundred feet neve section and then the nice pitch at the top that went easy 3.

Stuff to the right of Big Slide looked good.

Ace looked ok but possibly delaminated a bit.

Black Dike though binoculars - well, it's got ice and I'm sure some people would say "in good" but I've certainly seen it with more ice. At 2:30 one party was leading the second pitch runnel. I'm sure it was a headlamp descent.

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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2015, 08:36:44 PM »
Black Dike, Weds 3/25: Plenty of ice bottom to top.