Author Topic: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.  (Read 23353 times)

Offline slink

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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #270 on: January 25, 2016, 01:37:27 PM »
Shoestring gets done all the time. If you want to step it up a notch try the pilgrimage. Its in good shape and the low snow makes for easier travel than waist deep snow. Also enjoy the bushwhack off it is a classic NH route ;D
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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #271 on: January 25, 2016, 08:53:05 PM »
Shoestring gets done all the time. If you want to step it up a notch try the pilgrimage. Its in good shape and the low snow makes for easier travel than waist deep snow. Also enjoy the bushwhack off it is a classic NH route ;D

This route is pretty good and a bit under-rated for a grade 3 (should be more popular). It is way closer to the road than all the other Webster Gullies. Only a pitch to a pitch and a half of "roped" climbing if need be. I solo'd it many years ago car to car in just over 2 hours... Might run up there tomorrow if I get a chance. Anyways, don't think about bushwacking to the Webster Trail, way to far and quite a bit higher. Just schwack down climbers left of the route.

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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #272 on: January 26, 2016, 03:43:44 PM »
Climbed Smear's first pitch and Hobbit's 1st pitch yesterday. Hard Rane had a French party lead then TR it. Looks really fat right now. Chia got a good baking at the top and we listened to Widows Walk crash down all day. Top of Bobs looked pretty baked and detached. Today a quick run up a hooked out (already) Goofers. Will post pics later tonight.

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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #273 on: January 26, 2016, 04:11:54 PM »
Today Dracula left way too wet for humans to climb; by 10 AM Dracula right very wet, climbable unless you don't like feeling that you were in a light rain. Bob's very thin as was Smear Direct, Hobbit looked good as did Pegasus Rock Finish, Pegasus Columns very thin; Trestle looked good but, somewhat baked. The sun has done a number on the ice in spite of this many climbs  still in decent condition. Standard still looked very good and the Penguin was being climbed.

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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #274 on: January 26, 2016, 07:08:38 PM »
It was surprisingly warm today, about 40 at Cathedral

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Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Reply #275 on: January 26, 2016, 09:46:56 PM »
45* at the Davis Path trailhead this afternoon. Texaco was in pretty good shape overall, but everything was dripping heavily by the time we left. Anyone know the name of the big, steep pillar that comes in up the hill from Doubting Thomas and The Lowe Down?