Author Topic: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.  (Read 3717 times)

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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2013, 11:27:17 PM »
Anyone know if the stream at Flume is adequately frozen to access the climbing? Or generally, how cold how long does it need to be?

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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2013, 06:59:02 AM »
it's likely coming, but it usually takes a while. a lot of water flows through there...
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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2014, 01:57:24 PM »
Drove through Franconia Notch this morning. The middle of the Dike is gone; Fafnir is more of a hint, a hallucination of an ice climb than an ice climb. Strangely, the top half of Omega looked as good as I've ever seen it, tho' I've only seen it a couple of times. Even the column in the middle had touched down. Of course, the first half was non-existent. oh well.
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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2014, 01:15:09 AM »
believe it or not Peter Doucette & partner Adam climbed Omega today very early in the morning. while not "fat" it certainly looked climbable. he said that while it was IN in the AM, it was not by early afternoon!
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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2014, 09:10:13 PM »
Funny just came here to post that while driving up through the notch this morning there was a line left of Omega that looked like it went top to bottom, Omega looked "in," and the dike had ice from top to bottom. I thought I was seeing things!

Edit: After looking at the report on neice I wonder if I got confused and the big line top to bottom was Omega. If so there was a line right of Omega (what I always thought was Omega) that was thick at the top and really thin at the bottom. In any case there was certainly a lot of ice on Cannon for this time of year! 
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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2014, 04:08:05 PM »
Art Mooney and a partner climbed the Black Dike Today. It looked surprisingly good for this time of year. They hiked off, mainly because he doesn't like the talus field. I don't blame him either!  ;D



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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2014, 04:22:59 PM »
I had driven through Franconia Notch on my way up and back from a big loop (Franconia, Crawford, Pinkham, Appalachia and Dixville - with a Schilling beer stop on the way back!) looking at ice formation Saturday. Through a pretty decent pair of binoculars I'd say that between Saturday and today the Dike has gained ice!

With this wet weather and cold behind it I'm sure things will fatten up even more for this weekend.

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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2014, 04:25:22 PM »
On the way back from a great ski day I stopped in the cannon lot and looked at the dike through binoculars - visibility wasn't great and it basically looked like a snow covered rock climb. Hard to tell what might be forming.

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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2014, 06:29:59 PM »
I was up there today. All the lower ice is out. Hopefully things will be better by Sunday/ Monday. We decided to check out Crawford. No ice any where. Well for me at least. Enjoy.
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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2014, 09:01:34 AM »
the Dike was climbed this weekend, but the 2nd and last pitches were all rock gear.
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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2014, 10:23:59 AM »
Did the Dike on the 6th, It was in pretty good conditions but REALLY wet, it was precipitating a wintery mix of sleet snow and rain, and there was a lot of water and slush on the second pitch. There was slushy ice all the way down from the pitch two runnel to the pitch one ice.

Another party climbed fafnir which looked in reasonably good condition as well.


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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2014, 02:50:55 PM »
Black Dike done today and from pictures it looked in great shape! amazing the difference between this side of the Mountain and that!
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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2014, 08:15:42 PM »
where are the pics?