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