NEClimbs - information for New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont rock and ice climbers
Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 6:58p on 04/15/14 - Temperature: 70.6 F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 70.6 F - Barometric pressure: 28.908 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Falling Slowly - Humidity: 100 %
BugCON 0: no bugs anywhere to be seen
0 out of a possible 5
The Home of New England Climbing
Climbing Area Index / Frankenstein Cliff / Dracula (WI 4)
Dracula
Al Hospers on left, Chad Lewis on right.
Photo by Jeff Cavicchi
Directions:  Walk North on the Railroad Tracks until you come to the trestle. Walk across the trestle and continue down the tracks until you see a large flow on the left with a cave in the middle. This is Standard Route. Continue down the tracks about 200' past Standard to a chute. Dracula is in a dark right-facing corner up the hill.
Description: If you have 60 meter ropes you can climb any of the variations in a single pitch. The left side (4+) is easier than the right, with a fixed pin about 30' up after the initial bulge. You can belay on a ledge on the left before the final difficulties if desired. Stemming is a useful skill. The right side (4/5) features a significantly more difficult start, often with minimal protection. The last 30-40' affords more stemming.
Gear: Standard ice rack.
Descent: Walk off right and down the right side of the descent gully.
History:  WInter 1973 - Left side: John Bragg and AJ LaFleur, 1973 Right side: Dale Bard, 1977

 

NEClimbs on Facebook
NEClimbs on Facebook
RSS Reader Feed
RSS Feed for NEClimbs, the New England rock and ice climbing resource
Cathedral Mountain Guides
Bagels Plus
NorthEast Mountaineering
Mooney Mountain Guides
The Rumney Village Store
Hyperlite Mountain Gear
Rock On outdoor clothing
International Mountain Equipment
International Mountain Climbing School
New England Mountain Guides
Adventure Spirit: Rock+Ice+Alpine Experiences
Sponsors & Donors
View Current List