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Title: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on December 16, 2011, 11:29:53 PM
It's been cold up on the mountain, but there hasn't been much snow over the past couple of days. although there is some ice, it is fairly suspect, so be aware.  :P
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: apbt1976 on December 18, 2011, 10:22:12 PM
Plenty of people out today in Huntington. Pinnacle had a line of what by the looks of those approaching planned on climbing protected. Central also looked to be getting climbed by a group of two, at least they where heading that way when i hung a  left for Odell's. A group of two had climbed Odell's taking the middle lone prior to myself. A group of three was climbing roped and with what looked like good protection on the right side. Just as i was setting out to climb myself a couple boy/girl arrived i think also roping up to climb the center and or left?

If you wanna climb there is ice that is for sure. How good that ice is and how safe well i will leave that to you to decide. I def kicked through and put my axe through a couple places. I also down climbed to choose another line once or twice as what looked solid was not! I returned the Tuckerman Ravine trail. I stopped about half way down to chat with a nice guy heading up. Not 5 minutes later i had gotten to the bottom and was chatting up a couple that had just bailed off some lower ice bulges when i turned to hear a good crash of ice followed by a slide. Nothing major but enough that you would not have wanted to be under it. Crazy part is it was exactly where i had just been talking with that nice old guy.

That's what i got! I would say the next week of cold should do some real good. Def need some snow to fill some stuff in though. The approaches are not horrible but lets just say it is not the normal mid December approach or decent.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: old_school on December 19, 2011, 06:14:49 AM
This was posted a few days ago,  but I posted it in the wrong section:

10 hours on the rock pile yesterday and froze my a*#s off! winds were unrelenting and the temps were single digits. I had heard that it dipped somewhere around -20-25F with the wind chill. We climbed all day in Tucks and conditions are coming along. Probably 6-8" of fresh powder as we hiked in past the hut to the head of the bowl. Open Book was climbable and there were a number of parties climbing that route (as did we). Some stuff forming and climbable in the center of the headwall and left of left is coming in very nicely. We would have gone over there as both that and left gully looked nice, but the approach was boney and heinous!
Despite the cold temps, water was running pretty freely under all of the routes and the ice is still fairly undermined. Once we get more snow, conditions should firm up. Wear the micro spikes at the Tucks trail is a nightmare without them!

Grammy
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on December 24, 2011, 12:56:43 PM
Here's the latest from Rich, the caretaker at the Harvard Cabin up by Huntington. If anyone should know what's up in the Ravines, it's Rich.

------------------

Seasons Greetings,

Just a quick holiday greeting as Marcia and I are about to head back up the
trail with our annual Christmas Ham. Cabin visitors over the next few days
may get to enjoy some left-overs! Sorry, no guarantees!

*General Conditions*

Conditions are improving ever so slightly. Weather is still extremely
variable. For example, I enjoyed the my first frosty beard in O'Dells last
Friday while climbing with HMC President Peter McCarthy. Then on Wednesday,
it was a glove-less day in Pinnacle Gully. Even still, it was about the
best ice I've climbed this season!

So, without getting into too much detail, it is slowly but surely starting
to look and feel like winter on the Rockpile. Hermit Lake Caretaker Dave
Weston and I were able to make about 30 linked turns on a powdery summit
cone on Sunday, December 17th. As is normal, South-Easterly aspects make
for nice catch, even when snow-fall is minimal. Of course, not too long
after that we saw temperatures rise again along with the return of mixed
and liquid precipitation.

Of course, the precipitation and relatively thin snow-pack,  is making for
some interesting conditions on higher-angle terrain, thus prompting the
season's first General Advisory to be posted for Tuckerman Ravine. You can
read the Advisory and see recent photos taken in the Ravines at
http://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org.

*Traction Required*

As you've probably guessed, the unstable weather has made for some
interesting trail conditions. Just short of needing to pitch-out the
Tuckerman Ravine Trail, for now traction is REQUIRED!  Of course, crampons
will work but lighter forms of traction like Micro-spikes, Yak-Traks,
Stabilicers, etc would be ideal. To be clear, the Tuckerman Ravine Trail is
locked in Ice from Pinkham to Hermit Lake, so please be careful, especially
with heavy packs. Exercise extra caution if you are using your crampons
while traveling on hiking trails.

*Harvard Cabin Registration*

Just a reminder, if you are planning on staying at Harvard Cabin,
registration is first come, first serve. The Harvard Cabin Register can be
found at the Front-Desk at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center from 6:30 AM - 9:00
PM. After hours, 9:00 PM - 6:30 AM, you'll find the register downstairs in
the Pack-up room. Please take time to read all instructions and information
and to complete the registration process. This will ensure everyone's stay
at Harvard Cabin is comfortable and enjoyable!

I'm hoping for a busy holiday week. If you're coming up for New
Years.....bring a tent, just in case it gets a little too "hot" in the
cabin!
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year and Happy Climbing!

Time to get this pig up the trail. See you soon,


*Rich Palatino
*Harvard Cabin Caretaker

[image:
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_FiBYJhu0fKA/SVUGwOAD6HI/AAAAAAAAPPk/ZSuo2hFXbs0/s400/Santa%27s%20FA.jpg]


*NOTE - Harvard Cabin is not affiliated with the Appalachian Mountain Club.
Harvard Cabin is maintained by Harvard Mountaineering Club for use by the
general public. The cabin is operated under a special-use permit granted by
the USDA Forest Service. Cabin space and tent-sites are available on a
first-come, first-serve basis between December 1st and April 1st each year.
Specific instructions for staying at the cabin can be found online at **
http://www.HarvardMountaineering.org*<http://www.harvardmountaineering.org/>
*.*
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on December 28, 2011, 02:25:33 PM
hmmm... might not be the day to do Shoestring as planned!  :P
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: old_school on December 28, 2011, 03:11:11 PM
I drove through Crawford notch last evening around 5:00PM...It was a mix of snow and freezing rain. We received about an inch of snow and then got freezing rain on top of that last night (Hurricane Mt. Road). Needless to say, the driveway is a sheet of ice! Colder temps this evening on through the rest of the week should help. Not sure the damage was as bad as we all anticipated. Hopefully the temps today don't affect those areas in the higher elevations. We will see...going out tomorrow to climb!
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on January 12, 2012, 08:37:23 PM
Conditions Report from Harvard Cabin Caretaker

Greetings Climber and Mountaineers,

Happy New Year! It's been a while since I've been able to get my hands on
the keyboard for any length of time. Holiday week was quieter then
anticipated, New Years Eve was rocking, and the first week of 2012 was
unexpectedly jam packed - inside and out - despite the persistent talus!

*Snow, Snow, Snow - Finally!!!*

So far this season, an extra value point should be added to commitment
ratings attached to climbable ice routes in New England! Thankfully, (*
hopefully*) getting to the cabin and into Huntington Ravine will be a wee
bit easier after our first major winter storm system of the season is done
gifting us with much needed snow! It's been dumping all day.....it would
seem that winter has FINALLY arrived! Here in the White Mountains anyway.
As with most of the country, I'm sure you are still dealing with persistent
warm temps and rain! It seems you now have an opportunity to escape to a
bit of winter! Come on up!

As much fun as it was skiing the 6+ inches of low-density, super dry, east
coast POW, as I headed down the Sherburne Ski Trail this afternoon, this
storm is going to be hard-pressed to provide the snow-totals we could
really use. The water-bars on the Sherb are far from full. However, I'm not
complaining, it now looks and feels like winter! The turns were soft and
velvety and, for now, the trails are *pleasantly *skinnable. It was surely
dumping on the Rock Pile today. Arriving at Pinkham, I was even tempted to
throw down some dinero for some lift service this afternoon but was
curtailed by "early season" hours of operations at the local ski hill. Oh
well, it can only get better from here on out! Keep your fingers crossed!

*Reminders and Close Calls*

Even before the new snow fell, the extended early season had yielded a few
turns here and there. I've had a couple of great days skiing in Tuckerman
Ravine. Of course, it's quality over quantity. From lower angle aspects in
the bowl to top-bottom runs in Left Gully, powder stashes to frozen debris,
it's all been there. In all honesty, however, there  haven't been many
skiers on the mountain so far this season and for good reason. Mainly, the
approach and egress. Furthermore, snow pack conditions have been variable
and testy, even before 5-Scale Forecasting began for the season. If you
haven't already, you can read about a few significant early season
incidents that have occurred over the last couple of weeks. Definitely
worth the read and to serve as a reminder of the dangers that exist in the
playground we all know and love! Click
Here<http://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/search-rescue/2011-2012-summaries/>to
read the summaries for incidents so far this season. If we take time
now
to prepare ourselves mentally, perhaps we can prevent the need for further
entries this season.

*5 Scale Avalanche Danger Rating in Effect*

Speaking of which, if you haven't heard, the 5-Scale avalanche rating
system was implemented for the season on January 5th, 2012. It was a long
time coming, but conditions finally warranted to move from General
Advisory. We can now expected daily updates on Avalanche Conditions in
Tuckerman and Huntington Ravine along with a the other normally forecast
areas like Hillman's Highway and the lower snow fields. But, you already
knew this because you visit
http://www.MountwashingtonAvalancheCenter.orgeveryday or are otherwise
informed through the variety of Social Media
Outlets that the center uses to get the word out! There is no excuse not to
know before you go. If you are unfamilar with the system, you can learn
more by Clicking
Here<http://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/avalanche-safety/5-scale-danger-scale/>.
and, if crossing paths, be sure to thank the hard-working and super
dedicated Snow Rangers we are fortunate to have here in New Hampshire!

*Harvard Cabin Trail Sign*

Finally, a much needed and very much appreciated sign pointing mountain
travelers towards Harvard Cabin, as been posted at the intersection of the
Tuckerman Ravine Trail and the Fire Road. Since I've been caretaker, and
certainly with the delayed opening of the Lion Head Winter Route, many
guests have arrived at the cabin via an unintended visit to Hermit Lake.
Always a thrill for the Tux Caretaker, especially around midnight on a
Friday night. It may be the smallest sign in the White Mountain National
Forest, but it sure is appreciated! As I've been told all of my life, "Good
things come in small packages!". Once again, Thanks to the Forest Service
Snow Rangers for making this happen! I should mention, that until the thick
of winter, taking the Tuckerman Ravine Trail to the Fireroad is the
preferred and most efficient approach to the cabin. Even with a full winter
snowpack, the well-travelled Tuckerman Ravine Trail is the fast and easiest
means to getting to and from the cabin, especially at night.

*Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest - Febuary 3-5, 2012*

As the weekend approaches, details of the Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest
2012 are emerging daily! New guest guides are being announced, more
sponsors, and promotions, oh and don't forget, Harvard Mountaineering Club
will be part of the fun this year! So, get signed up for your clinics and
get ready to have a blast picking your way trough the valley!!! It is *
w-IN-ter*!

*Weekend Update - Winter is here!*

Well, it's about time for me to head back up-hill. I'm happy to have
finally had the time for another update. This weekend is looking
extra-wintry. While Sunday is looking bluebird, the temps will be frigid
and winds fierce and shifting. This is going to make the alpine extra
challenging. Included in this challenge will be dynamic snow and avalanche
conditions. You should look forward to tomorrows Weekend Update from the
Mount Washington Avalanche Center, posted at *
http://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org*<http://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org>.


If we are forced to stay low this weekend, stay postive! The season has
already been quite delayed already and, as I tell guests every week, if you
are patient this mountain will reward you. This weekend maybe what the
mountains needs to finally complete it's transition to winter, making
mountain travel safer and easier. Give The Rock Pile the time it needs and
you are sure to enjoy a long and productive season.

Be Safe, Be Conservative, and Be at Harvard Cabin,

*Rich Palatino
*Harvard Cabin Caretaker

*NOTE - Harvard Cabin is not affiliated with the Appalachian Mountain Club.
Harvard Cabin is maintained by Harvard Mountaineering Club for use by the
general public. The cabin is operated under a special-use permit granted by
the USDA Forest Service. Cabin space and tent-sites are available on a
first-come, first-serve basis between December 1st and April 1st each year.
Specific instructions for staying at the cabin can be found online at **
http://www.HarvardMountaineering.org*<http://www.harvardmountaineering.org/>
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on February 22, 2012, 06:35:18 PM
I was in Huntington today, Wednesday. everything looks good up  there, in spite of the fact that there is much less snow than usual. I think it's time to get high.... [grin]
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: perswig on February 22, 2012, 07:08:37 PM
Bostwick here on NEClimbs let me know he picked up the rope I left and sent me a link to his beauty of a bluebird day in Damnation on 2/20. 

Very jealous.
Dale
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on March 02, 2012, 06:51:59 AM
Lots and lots of snow on the Mountain on Thursday and probably more on Friday. WMUR even had a not on the evening news about how avalanche conditions in the Ravines were HIGH and asking people not to even go there. I would advise extreme caution anywhere there is a possibility of loading.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on March 18, 2012, 10:53:17 PM
From the MW Avalanche Center:

The snowpack is going to be deteriorating rapidly. So far, we’ve already swapped to the Lion Head summer trail, begun issuing General Advisories for Huntington, and parked our snow cat for the season. Currently there is good coverage in a lot of areas, especially Hillman’s, Left Gully, and the Chute. The quality of the snow will be going downhill though. The lack of freezing temperatures at night and the intense heat create wet slushy snow. This carves deep runnels as the sluff skiers kick off flows downhill. These get progressively deeper, and negotiating these troughs is challenging. Overall, we are well ahead of where we normally are at this time of year. This means the annual springtime hazards have emerged and you need to be aware of them.

Falling Ice. Through the years, there have been many significant injuries and even fatalities from falling ice. The best way to protect yourself is to avoid spending time in the potential path of icefall, which can happen almost anywhere right now. In Tuckerman, the most dangerous ice can be found in the Center Bowl as well as directly above Lunch Rocks in the Sluice. If ice falls from the Sluice, it can send shrapnel into every nook and cranny of Lunch Rocks. For this reason, Lunch Rocks is not a safe place to sit! You’re better off parking yourself down low in the floor or on the climber’s left side of the Bowl.
Undermined Snow. Currently, this hazard looms largest for those who want to exit the bowl via the Little Headwall. The Little Headwall itself has already collapsed and is an open waterfall. The streambed above is a series of open water holes and weak snow bridges. I strongly recommend taking off your skis and hiking the trail back to Hermit Lake.
Crevasses. This hazard forms as the wintertime snowpack creeps slowly downhill, pulling away from cliffs, rocks, and in places, from itself. These are just beginning to open up, but over the next few days I think we’ll start to see them become more and more problematic. We recommend hiking up the route you plan to descend so you can assess the hazards in advance.
The Sherburne Ski Trail has taken some abuse this past week. Bare spots, rocks, and water ice have all made their appearance, and with the current weather they’re only going to get worse.

We have transitioned to the Lion Head Summer Trail. The winter Lion Head route is now closed. Please avoid using this route to avoid damaging the soil on the steep section of trail. The Summer Trail does have a lot of snow on it. Plan for wet snow and postholing over the next several days.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: tuckerman: left of left
Post by: nuts on April 01, 2012, 07:40:35 PM
For you ice junkies, Left of Left has come back in, and is in excellent, fat, sticky conditions.  I expect it'll be good for a bit as it is shaded and has been cold at night.  The right side is 3ish, the left 3+ish.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: DWT on April 01, 2012, 09:57:51 PM
Pinnacle Gully was climbable.  The first pitch is a bit hollow. 
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on February 08, 2013, 05:48:09 PM
Thinking about Mt Washington this weekend, think again... Read this first:

http://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/2013/02/08/weekend-update-for-friday-february-8-2013/
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on November 08, 2013, 09:10:04 AM
We've had some little bit of ice, but as always it's and ephemeral thing. The hard rain we had early in the week, plus another drizzly day on Thursday, more or less killed what was there and it really hasn't been cold enough to reform things.

We're really watching the state-o-the-ice so stay tuned for the latest conditions going forward.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: darwined on December 08, 2013, 09:30:06 PM
Tucks head wall was fat and plastic today.  There was a manageable amount of running water but, temps were super cold.  I wouldn't expect the water to be running for long.  Traction is a must for the approach and descent. 
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: tstorm11 on December 27, 2013, 06:56:35 PM
Anyone been up to the notch lately and seen how Icemen don't eat quiche is looking?
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: darwined on January 19, 2014, 04:31:19 PM
Yale gully is in really enjoyable condition right now.  Of course subject to change on mt Washington.   I was really bummed we only had cell phone cameras.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Jeff on January 19, 2014, 07:35:29 PM
tstorm: I'm up and down Pinkham 3-5 times per week (teaching skiing at wildcat) ; FWIW, from the road Icemen don't eat quiche looks like it took a bad hit from the rain and thaw last week
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: tstorm11 on January 19, 2014, 08:09:21 PM
Thanks Jeff.  Prob get on it once it cools down again.  Takin my climbing indoors for now...
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: mikeinnh on April 10, 2014, 05:59:19 PM
Can anyone comment on current conditions in Huntington ravine? Looking at doing Pinnacle, Damnation gully or buttress this weekend.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on April 10, 2014, 08:38:40 PM
Pinnacle is fat and in great shape, as of 2 days ago. I would think damnation would be marginal since it's always in the sun now...
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: angeloks on April 17, 2014, 10:30:46 PM
I climbed Damnation Today with a friend. I guess that was the last call (for me at least) ! If you go out there, watch out for falling ice ! Be safe.

You can see some pictures on my Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/pekdeche/

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7149/13894615532_d743988262_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on April 18, 2014, 01:13:29 AM
looks great...
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Rime on April 20, 2014, 08:22:47 AM
Looks great Angeloks!  Glad you got on it!  Great photo.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on April 20, 2014, 08:39:24 PM
my friend Zebulon climbed Left of Left in Tucks a couple of days ago. he said it was actually great ice.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on September 29, 2014, 05:15:46 PM
Rode my bike from Gorham, up Randolph Hill and the across Dolly Copp to Rt 16 then back to Gorham today. The foliage was amazing. This is a perfect time for climbing anything right now up here in the Whites...
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: old_school on October 06, 2014, 09:02:47 AM
Rode my bike from Gorham, up Randolph Hill and the across Dolly Copp to Rt 16 then back to Gorham today. The foliage was amazing. This is a perfect time for climbing anything right now up here in the Whites...

+1  ;)
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on October 23, 2014, 08:02:36 AM
Light snow and rime I e on Mt Washington this week. It's been chilly up there. There is lots of water in the system, so I'm sure the ice will form when it's cold long enough. Winter is definitely on the way...
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on November 15, 2014, 03:49:11 PM
I've been seeing some cool pix of Pinnacle & Tucks. It looks like things are really starting to form up high. With some continuous cold, like what's predicted for next week, we should start to happen at Frankenstein as well.

Stay tuned...
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: rbirk on November 16, 2014, 11:26:32 AM
Great Gully on Nov 15 was thin but climbable. Pic: https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10407168_10152503555784157_778836911193396929_n.jpg?oh=d8d189f003ed4c2feb27201d81afef87&oe=55169624
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on December 01, 2014, 09:02:53 AM
Pinnacle was climbed on Sunday. apparently it was thin, with open water in the middle of P1. Oedll has been climbed with P 1 & 2 OK, but the top was all waist deep (or deeper) snow!
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on December 06, 2014, 12:51:10 PM
Stuff is coming in pretty well.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: markvnh on April 28, 2015, 06:47:32 PM
Yeah, I know it's almost May. With that said I have done Pinnacle pretty late in April and with the recent cold and snow on Mt Washington - anybody know what Pinnacle might actually be like? Just curiuos!
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: nuts on April 28, 2015, 08:51:19 PM
Was up 10 days ago, found screws to be bad and the right side a torrent.  The left side was running too, snow levels were down 36" in the fan.  We opted to downclimb Odell's, being careful to aviod water channels. You'd really be stretching it, the volume of moving water at this point would have me really concerned.  Go find a sunny crag!
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: markvnh on April 29, 2015, 07:15:25 AM
Thanks Chris. That's all I needed to know. It's what I expected!
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: JBro on April 29, 2015, 10:05:02 AM
I climbed Pinnacle once on April 30th and it seems like this Spring was just as cold. We started early and had descended (off the backside of the Pinnacle into Odell's then over to South) by about 9am. Then we climbed Pinnacle Ridge and heard stuff crashing down in the gully the entire time.

That year there was no real signs of running water in the gully while we were on it. Stuff was running later in the day though as it got very warm.

I would say it's possible with a very early start and a quick ascent, but the only way to know for sure is to go look and be prepared to walk away if it doesn't look safe.
 

Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: markvnh on April 29, 2015, 10:44:20 AM
JB,

Yeah I've gotten it late but I don't think as late as April 30. Probably close to it though and like you it was a very early start and off it however didn't do the link up that you did. Now that's a good day out!

I was thinking of going and taking a look Sunday if there was a definitive "yeah its still probably OK" but since I have allot of travel that's essentially gonna keep me gone until Memorial Day I think this weekend will be all rock climbing!

Mark
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on April 30, 2015, 08:08:55 AM
I was in Berlin on Tuesday getting work done on the wife's car. At 9:30 it was 34 degrees at Pinkham and there was a ton of fresh snow on the upper 2000' on the mountain. Central looked fully covered. That said, I rode Dolly Copp from Randolph to Rt 16, below the start of the Auto Road and it was upper 40's at close to noon! IMO you would definitely need a VERY early start to safely climb anything.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: lukeweiss on May 18, 2015, 04:59:35 PM
Anybody know what king's looks like? going up Saturday. Wondering What kind of snow and ice conditions are left.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on May 18, 2015, 08:46:41 PM
Anybody know what king's looks like? going up Saturday. Wondering What kind of snow and ice conditions are left.

there have been people skiing the east snow fields as of today. that said I would imagine anything in the way of ice up there would likely crapola. .
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: carp on May 27, 2015, 04:05:52 PM
Does anybody know what the melt out looks like in Huntington's? I'd like to head up and do a rock climb up there but I'm not sure how sketchy the approach is right now.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: danf on May 27, 2015, 10:43:12 PM
We were at Square Ledge on Monday and it looked like Huntington was almost completely melted out.  I honestly didn't pay great attention to it though....
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: z.st.jules on October 20, 2015, 08:56:49 PM
There has got to be some ice in tucks. Can anyone confirm?
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on October 21, 2015, 09:05:31 AM
Waiting to hear if anyone has tried Pinnacle yet?
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on November 20, 2015, 05:43:54 PM
A couple of quick thoughts...

It rained all Thursday and Thursday night, pretty hard over night. When I woke up at 6 AM Friday morning it was in the upper 30's on the summit of Mt Washington! On my way out for a bike ride at 11:30 there was no snow on the Mountains and the river was VERY high. I mean spring thaw kind of high.

It is my opinion that any ice that was in the Ravines is now either down, or unsafe for climbing, at least for the next several days. It is supposed to get cold tonight, but it's going to take some time to firm things up again. If you are planning on going up on the Mountain this weekend, just be prepared to have a nice walk, instead of a climb.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on November 21, 2015, 04:42:26 PM
just saw some pix taken today by my friend Todd on the summit and in Tucks. Very little snow on the mountain and minimal ice in Tucks. I'm sure that Huntington is the same.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: lukeweiss on November 22, 2015, 07:22:12 AM
Those next three days though!
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: markvnh on November 22, 2015, 09:30:37 PM
...those next three days of cold (via mountain forecast at 3200 and summit) will bring some ice, but unless you're crazy bold it's gonna be pretty marginal. Lots of water in the system which is good but it's gonna take more than three cold days to really firm things up!

There's plenty of season to be had and I'll wait another week or two! Though the last two thanksgiving's I've actually climbed at Willard in pretty fat conditions!
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: lukeweiss on November 23, 2015, 10:03:50 AM
I'll let you know Wednesday eve. Going in to shoestring wed morning.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: DGoguen on November 23, 2015, 12:40:18 PM


I'll let you know Wednesday eve. Going in to shoestring wed morning.
I drove by it yesterday on my way home and it was pretty much dry rocks all the way up. Wait for some snow on that one.

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Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on November 24, 2015, 01:42:06 PM
Things are definitely coming along... Walked out the back door this afternoon after a whole day below 30 degrees and there is ice coming down on Diagonal and even Repentance! Give it a couple of weeks and things will be happening.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on November 24, 2015, 08:23:28 PM
Check out the home page picture taken by Matty Bowman on 11/24/2015! Looks like we're on our way...
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: mattyb on November 26, 2015, 09:41:37 AM
Conditions we found in Tux on 11.24.15

https://youtu.be/RaFEaOFC_Eg
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: David_G48 on November 26, 2015, 09:53:04 AM
Thanks for the video. Looked like it was in fairly good ice conditions. Now you probably have started the Klondike Phenomena for ice :).
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Post by: markvnh on November 26, 2015, 12:26:53 PM
Another thanks for the video. Certainly more ice than I would have expected with rain and only a few days of really cold temps. Totally stoked now...
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: z.st.jules on November 29, 2015, 06:30:34 PM
Climbed in tucks today. In decent shape. Lots of great options
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Nick Grant on November 29, 2015, 07:37:48 PM
Enjoyed the video.  But it looked cold and grim!  I'm glad that I went to Rumney the next day instead.  Sun . . . warm rock . . . late fall in New England!
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on November 29, 2015, 07:41:38 PM
Ben Maxwell was in Tucks on Sunday and said there were still a couple of reasonable lines. I got an email from fellow guide Matt Shove who was up in Huntington Saturday. He climbed rock and said that in his opinion the ice on the mountain  "has been set back to Zero!" and not 5 minutes later I saw a post her on FB by Ben Maxwell and Joe Cormier saying that they climbed 3 pitches of ice in Tucks Saturday. Needless to say that was ribbons of ice, in-between dirt and grass, but apparently it WAS ice! And then Paul McCoy posted 2 pix of what looked surprisingly like ice somewhere on the mountain.

So, I have to assume that while there IS ice to be climbed, it's still fairly minimal.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Jeremy Cote on November 30, 2015, 08:34:05 AM
Climbed Great Gully in Kings Ravine on Thanksgiving day and found ice. There wasn't a lot in the upper portions of the route, but the bulge/waterfall area at the base had enough ice to 'climb'. The ice itself was a little sketchy and thin in most places but fun to climb. There were a couple flows that just didn't look safe which I avoided. Water was running just under the surface in some areas. I had the entire ravine to myself.

Drainage flows:

(http://i64.tinypic.com/2zjce0x.jpg)
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on November 30, 2015, 10:17:13 AM
Climbed Great Gully in Kings Ravine on Thanksgiving day and found ice. There wasn't a lot in the upper portions of the route, but the bulge/waterfall area at the base had enough ice to 'climb'. The ice itself was a little sketchy and thin in most places but fun to climb. There were a couple flows that just didn't look safe which I avoided. Water was running just under the surface in some areas. I had the entire ravine to myself.

Thanks for the heads up Jeremy. how did you come down, the Airline?
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Jeremy Cote on November 30, 2015, 01:54:57 PM
I methodically made my way down the Kings Ravine trail, which actually wasn't that bad--just tedious down climbing. After a rain or freeze thaw cycle it probably wouldn't be the best option though! I had left bivy gear for an overnight at the base of the boulder field, so I needed to go back that way. These gullies could really use some snow cover.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: mattyb on November 30, 2015, 08:52:26 PM
 Back to Tux today. Up close it didn't look nearly as good as last week. The Book and ice above appeared to be rather undermined, and we watched Sluice drop enough ice that we chose to avoid Tux Trail and hike down Lion Head. 

  Conditions today. We opted for the shady left side and climbed Center Gully. https://youtu.be/4zqsYWh5YMw
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on December 04, 2015, 10:50:13 AM
On Wednesday and Thursday we had 2 days of rain and warm temps. However, as some have pointed out, it did snow on Mt Washington last night. They got around 2". Yes, it's cold and quite windy up there on Friday morning. However the summit predictions for Saturday are for a high of 40 during the day and mid-30's Saturday night! I'll let you figure what that means for ice conditions this weekend.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: SidleK on December 04, 2015, 06:24:31 PM
Was up there today and Odelle's looked like the best out of the bunch...If you got up there early tomorrow before it's gets to warm, could probably get it done...most everything else looked less than awesome
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Jeff on December 05, 2015, 05:38:09 PM
" Less than awesome" ? Keith-- that's classic ;D 8)
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: strandman on December 08, 2015, 10:11:04 AM
Have Mechanics Route and Roof of the World been done as mixed routes ????  The final roof would be a burlfest for sure
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: z.st.jules on December 08, 2015, 10:04:00 PM
Mechanics route as a mixed climb would be fantastic!
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: strandman on December 09, 2015, 09:25:50 AM
I think so too,, and not to hard ?  Roof on the other hand.....I failed on it as a rock climb, but maybe with  pointy things   ?????????????Drooling out an undercling/roofy fist crack
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: z.st.jules on December 11, 2015, 10:15:54 AM
Any objections if I give mechanics a go?
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: CD on December 11, 2015, 10:34:38 AM
It got done, this season as a mixed climb.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on December 11, 2015, 11:02:45 AM
I believe that Alex Texceria (sp) got it a week or so ago!
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: z.st.jules on December 12, 2015, 06:37:50 AM
Well then...
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: markvnh on December 12, 2015, 08:41:27 AM
...I think a second ascent Zac would still be an accomplishment considering how long this routes been around! I say give it a go!
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: strandman on December 12, 2015, 11:57:13 AM
Really ? it's not been done before..wow...good pro, decent rock ????

Roof of the World takes good gear too Zac...go for it   bring a 4" cam or threemaybe.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: mattyb on December 21, 2015, 05:26:31 AM
Climbed Odell Sunday with Mike Pelchat. We made the approach up the Auto Road catching a ride with summit shift change. Down Central, up Odell, out Lion Head. We had a few inches of snow Saturday, but hiking is still very boney. I bet today (Monday 12/21) would be nice up high. 50f forecasted later this week.

https://youtu.be/UdpHeXLK9g4
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on December 21, 2015, 09:07:11 AM
It's been pretty cold the past couple of nights and days. Ice has been forming on the Mountain with Odells and Pinnacle being climbed on Sunday. I would also well imagine that there is climbable ice in Tucks. That said, it appears we will be getting rain and much warmer temps starting on Tuesday, so all bets are off for the holiday weekend.

Stay tuned for details.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on December 21, 2015, 02:58:48 PM
Taken yesterday by Matt Bowman:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdpHeXLK9g4
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: z.st.jules on December 27, 2015, 09:37:14 AM
In case folks didn't already know :)...

Did a southern presi traverse yesterday and took a good look into the ravines. Nothing up there.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on December 27, 2015, 10:33:01 AM
Did a southern presi traverse yesterday and took a good look into the ravines. Nothing up there.

not surprising, considering the temps the past few daze. however that is about to change quite dramatically over the coming week. right now it's 36 and sleeting, but it's going to get quite cold starting on Monday with 5-10" of snow expected on Tuesday. it won't take long for things to firm up I would think.

stay tuned...
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on December 29, 2015, 12:30:42 PM
Looks like we're into winter, at least for the minute! It's been in the upper teens to low 20's all day and snowing, for the first time this season! I was talking to Marc Chauvin this morning and he was concerned about the stability of the snow on Mt Washington for Wednesday, but was hoping for things to be more solid by Thursday in the upper elevations.

Stay tuned...
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: lukeweiss on December 29, 2015, 01:05:38 PM
I was up in Tux with my AIARE I class yesterday. There wasn't much for the new storm to fall on, so it looks like last night/today's storm is going to lay down the foundation for the nascent winter snowpack. The wind had shifted from N to S - so the new stuff will be deposited accordingly.

Several folks were climbing the rapidly growing ice. One group went up hillman's (and said it was great), another left of the open book (the book itself was running a ton of water) and up toward the lip, and another left, right of the chute. Left of Left looked fat.

Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on December 29, 2015, 04:32:48 PM
good news... the only question is about what the layers will do. Chauvin believes there are some possibilities of avalanches after an event like this. we'll see what the Rangers have to say tomorrow.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on December 29, 2015, 04:34:20 PM
This is from the Avalanche Center Report:

This is an updated early winter informational statement. We’ll continue to monitor conditions closely and will issue a General Bulletin or Avalanche Advisory when the likelihood and consequence of avalanches increase.

We have been paying attention, for sure, but Mother Nature has not been cooperative in getting this winter underway. Today (12/29) we are experiencing a winter storm across the entire region, which certainly makes it feel more like winter than it had been feeling. This new snow will have an effect, but prior to it there was only about 1″ of snow sitting on the ground. Seriously, the total snow depth on 12/28 was about 1″. Aside from a small isolated patch of snow at the top of Left Gully, there was nothing that resembled a snowfield. So in essence, we are still waiting for enough snow to fill in the ravines to warrant issuing our first General Bulletin.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Nemesis on December 30, 2015, 10:43:05 AM
I'm sure it was wildly different on Mount Washington, but southern NH got an "everything but the kitchen sink" type of storm.  At one point it was an accumulating deluge of ball bearing ice pellets(about an 1.5"). My trucks are glad that one is over!
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: strandman on December 30, 2015, 05:03:44 PM
i hope all you pointy footed. axe wielding weirdos are happy now   :-*
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Nemesis on January 17, 2016, 07:50:34 PM
MUR is reporting that someone was buried and rescued in Tuckermans today.  Anyone have some info?
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: danf on January 17, 2016, 08:09:49 PM
Posted on Facebook this morning, all I have:
2016-01-17 13:29:00 | NH | SARGENT'S PURCHASE | AVALANCHE | TUCKERMAN RAVINE | AN AVALANCHE IN THE CHUTE WITH 6 INJURED REPORTED AS MINOR INJ'S, CREWS WORKING | NEFA1
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: grubbers on January 17, 2016, 08:47:36 PM
I wonder if that is related to all of the cop cars that I saw flying up Route 3/93 this evening on my way back from Frankenstein. Must have seen at least 6 or 7 flying north with the lights going around 5:45/6.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: danf on January 17, 2016, 09:07:18 PM
Nope.  Avy was this morning.  The cops you saw were likely related to this:

http://www.wmur.com/news/route-3-in-lancaster-closed-police-say/37486874?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=FBPAGE&utm_campaign=WMUR-TV&Content+Type=Story
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: mattyb on November 25, 2016, 08:41:58 AM
Conditions we found in Tux 11.23.16

https://youtu.be/rAr4npZzJ9A

Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on November 28, 2016, 09:52:51 PM
Amazingly enough there was ice climbed on Mt Willard today!!!

Matt Bowman climbed LH Monkey Wrench and the Cleft this morning. you can see a video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUiAaNYIfuI&feature=youtu.be

Check out the chockstone! With the predicted rain for the next couple of daze it's probably going to be gone pretty quickly. However we are now finally getting water in the system!
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: grubbers on December 04, 2016, 11:49:15 PM
 ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/TJ3QA5f.jpg)
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on December 08, 2016, 12:29:30 PM
;D

so when was this? pretty obviously not this season...
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: grubbers on December 08, 2016, 04:14:31 PM
That was Madison Gulf on Sunday. Much fatter than what we were expecting. It's probably in even better shape now for anyone willing to brave the bushwhacks. That hike off to the ridge was heinous.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on December 08, 2016, 08:30:05 PM
That was Madison Gulf on Sunday.

now THAT'S amazing! who woulda thought?
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: NEAlpineStart on December 09, 2016, 01:14:02 PM
That was Madison Gulf on Sunday.

now THAT'S amazing! who woulda thought?

Al come on man... you don't recognize Standard when you see it? Madison Gulf LOL
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: grubbers on December 09, 2016, 02:47:23 PM
Here's a broader shot of the area. I'd be checking this spot out more frequently if it wasn't such a pain in the ass to get to.

(http://i.imgur.com/6IjQ1GA.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: phil on December 09, 2016, 03:20:01 PM
You're all wrong. This is a colorized photo of The Black Dike in winter 1938. Case closed.

I was the one in the first photo and can corroborate Grubbers' claim. Y'all are dense.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Nemesis on December 09, 2016, 05:22:31 PM
Not that it's never happened, but I've never seen rime on the trees at Frankenstein.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: NEAlpineStart on December 10, 2016, 02:45:59 PM
Wow, that first shot really does look like a super fat Standard... serious resemblance!
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on December 10, 2016, 09:07:08 PM
That was Madison Gulf on Sunday.

now THAT'S amazing! who woulda thought?

Al come on man... you don't recognize Standard when you see it? Madison Gulf LOL

hmmm.....

I've never seen trees on the top of the second pitch, and never seen frost on trees at Frankenstein.

that said that does resemble the cave.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: M_Sprague on January 28, 2017, 08:54:30 AM
With all the heat things are getting a little crazy on the hill

(http://gallery.photo.net/photo/4255824-lg.jpg)

Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on August 31, 2017, 09:01:13 PM
I know that this info is embedded in this week's Report (8/31/2017), but do note this paragraph in the MW OBS Weather Report!

"If venturing above treeline Thursday or Friday, expect to be met with wintry conditions in the form of high winds and sub freezing temperatures with wind chills plummeting towards the zero degree mark. On top of the cold and windy conditions, snow showers are possible Thursday night into Friday which will combine with significant ice accumulations to create slick surfaces across the higher summits."
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on October 18, 2018, 06:57:47 PM
17 degrees at 4000' on Mt Washington right now - 7 pm on Thursday. That's about the height of Huntington so stay tuned...
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: NEAlpineStart on October 22, 2018, 12:23:12 PM
Looks like Pinnacle was climbed yesterday:

https://www.neice.com/xenforo/index.php?media/pinnacle-gully-10-21-2019-baptiste-rousseau-climbing.642/
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on November 01, 2018, 07:51:32 PM
Looks like Pinnacle was climbed yesterday:

yes, in spite of being a thin snowy mess, it seems to be getting a bunch of traffic. and from what Matt Bowman says, the approach is pretty bad.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on November 10, 2018, 09:49:05 AM
It's getting colder again on the Mountain and some ice is starting to reform. I saw a video from Matt Bowman from Friday on Hillman's Highway. It looked very scratchy, but there was ice, albeit with a lot of running water. I guess if you are just really into it, and prepared to be taking your tools for a walk, it could be worth doing. That is if you are also prepared to just come home. Stay tuned 'cause it's getting cold over the next few daze.
Title: Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
Post by: Admin Al on November 12, 2018, 10:10:51 PM
Some friends were in Tucks on Sunday and tried to climb Hillman's. While there was some ice, there was a lot of running water and they felt it was unsuitable.