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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.

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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.....

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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #69 on: February 22, 2017, 08:41:44 PM »
Climbed at kinsman today. Quite warm - mid 40s. As one could imagine it was hero ice. Didn't walk over to the Beast. Everything else was quite good however tops of some climbs get sun so they were baked. Use your best judgment if your gonna climb as its only gonna get worse before / if it gets better.

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Re: Franconia Notch: Canon Mountain, Lafayette Ridge, Hounds Hump, etc.
« Reply #70 on: November 20, 2017, 02:51:22 PM »
Black Dike 11/20/17

Survived yesterday's rain and warm temps quite well but gets thin after 2nd pitch pillar. I plugged up 3/6 ice screws in the fresh new ice after the rock traverse and with no rock gear decided running out 40 feet of thin ice wasn't for me so I v-threaded off and we bailed. If you head up tomorrow bring a little rock gear and maybe give the screws a fresh spray of WD-40, that ice was SUPER sticky today!

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