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Ice Climbing: Frankenstein Cliffs (Intermediate+/-) level 2 or 3

Ice Climbing: Frankenstein Cliffs ( Intermediate )

Lets go pick off some of the last water ice climbing of the year down low.. Conditions are still looking pretty fair and yes we may encounter something a but less then perfect. But hey perfection is never obtainable anyways!

John Ho -- Dracula WI4+ 12/21/12

Frankenstein Cliff’s has waterfall ice routes ranging from low angle and easy to very steep and difficult all crag style of climbing. I have done a lot of my steep ice climbing here.

Classic steep ice climbs at Frankenstein include Standard Route, Pegasus, Dracula, Chia and too many others to mention. The short flat approach about 1 mile along a railroad track and numerous super fat ice climbs make this one of the best and most user-friendly places to go ice climbing in the East. Most climbs are multi pitch climbs with a walk off to the north west along a packed out decent route.

Group Size:

I will keep the RSVP at 2 climbers 3 person teams. As leaders for multie pitch climbing or a leader able to set up top-rope options RSVP I will add folks from the waiting list.

Link to Climbing Team's:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0At0IBRDDzQ8FdE9qZjd3eDJWMmhsOGxFZkxBQmFZS0E&usp=sharing

Gear:

You will need the listed Ice Climbing gear in the files section of our meetup page on line.


Waiver: Read !!!

Be Warned!

Mountaineering, Skiing – Alpine or Back Country, Rock & Ice Climbing by its very nature is an extremely hazardous activity.

Falling off any part of an climbing route or bouldering challenge or other associated activity's, even hiking to a destination may result in injury or death. Weather, Trail conditions be it a slip on a trail or falling objects like rocks, climbing gear or tree’s from above, or avalanche can all incur injuries’ and/or death.

Any information on this Meetup group page is for the basic understanding of what could be encountered. We do not guaranty any type of accuracy on this information. Seek your own additional resources of information. You as an active member! Perhaps, lacking any of the following, professional training, good judgment, moral caricature or a conscious. We or anyone on any Meetup-Mountaineers cannot be held responsible in anyway.

When arriving at any Meetup you should always use your own best judgment. Weather or not the conditions “ both physical or mental” are in your best interests. The judgment, Is this a place you should or shouldn’t be?

If you get hurt…. Don’t even think about blaming someone else. You made all the decisions and where warned. Dragging yourself out of bed and driving to the meeting location. Too walk up to the activity and participate is on you. We are not guides or leaders in any event held. Just the organizers of finding a meeting location that people with similar interests can meet and socialize.

It’s always your right to back out and live the good life with all the rest of the human race eating cheese doodles and Twinkie’s in front of the television for the day….

That said have fun! Play safely! And take the responsibility of your own actions.

The Organizers…

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  • Danny V.

    Let me know if you are gonna bail so I can drive home tonight. Otherwise I will stay up here to meet you in the morning.

    March 29, 2013

    • Danny V.

      Im staying at Northeast Mountaineering located one mile north of Storyland on Rt 16 (north) in Glen, NH

      March 29, 2013

    • Danny V.

      Andrew if you can try to meet me at 7am at Northeast Mountaineering on Rt 16 we can def get on some better ice tomorrow...

      March 29, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Have a great Time Men! Please post you photo's for us at home staring at the walls. Also please take some time to rate the Meetup.. Thanks and Cheers....

    March 29, 2013

  • Danny V.

    Fyi... I led Buried Alive 4+, Standard and TR Dracula left side earlier today. Temps were approaching 50 degs

    March 29, 2013

  • Danny V.

    Definately be aware of your climbing abilities. It is not really intro ice climbing conditions

    March 29, 2013

  • Danny V.

    The ice is in pretty poor condition. The top 4 inches are totally granular. Screw placements are marginal as the ice is punky. Everything is real drippy.

    March 29, 2013

  • Shaun C.

    pending borrowing gear from a friend.....

    March 29, 2013

  • Shaun C.

    I would really like to go but have never been ice climbing. Is there any possibility to join? If not, are there going to be any ice climbing meetups for beginners?
    Thanks,
    Shaun

    March 29, 2013

    • Andrew

      Yeah come by but i dont have any extra gear. So if you have then feel free to join. As far as ICE meetup, the season is coming to a close soon but Im sure they will pop up again.

      March 29, 2013

  • Jeffrey D.

    I think he means intermediate.....as far as skill level

    March 25, 2013

    • Nuno S.

      Might be good to correct the template, it has shown as "indeterminate"­ in previous meetups as well.

      March 25, 2013

    • Jay B.

      Yes, Its cause I can copy the meetup. So there is no work once we have one built and the error gets copied too... Will work on it.. Just never caught till now.

      March 29, 2013

  • Danny V.

    I should have noted I am climbing today as well and already on my way

    March 29, 2013

  • Danny V.

    I didnt bring any extra gear... if you can manage to get crampons and ice tools it is fine with me...

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry but this is killing me, why is the meetup listed as indeterminate? Does this mean the location isn't specified? Every time I see it I think intermediate and think that I could do it! :)

    March 25, 2013

    • Jay B.

      The initial person to post the Meetup sets the level. Don't be shy if you on either side of that skill level just send out a thread under that Meetup and see if there is a leader or a be-layer that will follow you for that Meetup based on the level you climb.. I hope this helps and I typed this up so you can get a good understanding? Happy to help break it down further if you still have questions.. Being a micro group activities seams to work the best this way. We all split up as listed as teams on the Google documents that are listed in the details portion of a meetup and head off in different directions. Try looking at the detail sections of old past climbing Meetups like the NH ice fest where we had 32 climbers on the Meetup..might help further... Happy to chat...

      March 25, 2013

    • Jay B.

      We are always limited on Climbing Meetups by needing the Organizer for that Day, lead Climber & experienced Be-layer. Meetups group size can be 2 people or 20 as long as we have those three piece of the puzzle. the newbie followers are the 3rd on any climbing team and are helped by the other two climbers if they are willing.

      March 25, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Pick one location happy to post it for you.... Just cant be with lots of ???? You can always last minute move the climbing location if its due to conditions etc.. But those Meetups that have no direction just don't ever work out.. Feel free to call me if you want help...

    March 19, 2013

    • Andrew

      Thanks Jay. I feel becuase I missed the last climb that I have not climbed in years. Anyways, just updated the meetup. Ohh and thanks for the $$, I would have been cool with it going to the Meetup Climbing Club Due's. Thanks

      March 20, 2013

    • Jay B.

      No Worries.... Donations in future times will be possible..:-) Late summer at this point is the next time we need to raise some funds for the second half of the year.. Its all about breaking even on Website & Checking account fee's etc... I will post your Meetup.. let me know if this is not good anymore for you...?

      March 25, 2013

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