Just Off 93 N, Fanconia, NH
Mountaineering: Lincolns Throat (Advanced)
2nd Annual Winter Solstice Mountaineering adventure - Shortest day of the year.
The Team's: Everyone Gets Wait Listed..!
As always the size of the Meetup is based on how many people the area can handle & the number of lead climbers who RSVP for the Meetup....!
For each lead climber we pair you up with one experienced belayer and then we can add one newbie climber/Follower.
Its always the understanding that the "Newbie/Follower" as at a minimum has climbed before but just no capable for leading on Ice and also has knowledge of the climbing knots and all the gear required.
Sign up... First to RSVP is the first to fill a opening based on experience needed.
Don't forget no helmet no climbing!!! Period...
Rated: (Advanced) NEI 3
Duration: Car to car you should expect 12-13 hours
Gear: Headlamp is a must! & Ice Climbing gear is required.
Meeting Time: Meet at 6am Start hiking no later then 7am be to the summit of Lincoln about 1pm and begin traversing the ridge and then descending the Falling waters trail.
Don't forget your head lamp!!!!!
This hike/climb will be based on conditions, but one pitch of ice climbing at WI3 can and should be expected. Essential gear is mandatory. We will be hiking and then Ice climbing "off the beaten path"....
This climb is about getting away from the crowds and climbing a mountain.
This is a remote climb & pressured to complete to the top before darkness sets in.
Take 93 North to Franconia Notch. Park at the trail head parking just after the Basin parking or at the Lafayette Camp Ground. Hike the Old Bridal Path till you are in line with the gully (see 1st photo). Bush wack down through thick spruce to the brook. Cross the brook and head up the right drainage. Follow this drainage till you hit the basin then take the right drainage to the summit. Follow the ridge trail right to Haystack Mt. and descend the Falling Waters trail. It’s about 9 miles round trip.
NOTE: In terms of gear in the question when RSVP'ing, basically you will need a harness, helmet, boots and crampons that work with them, and ice axes. You will also need the standard winter clothing that is appropriate for a climb of this nature.
The White Mountains have notoriously unpredictable weather.. Any weather report is only good for 24 hours... Decision on “go – no – go” will be made 24 – 48 hours before the trip...FYI
Waiver: Read !!!
Mountaineering, Skiing – Alpine or Back Country, Rock & Ice Climbing. Even Hiking can be by its very nature is an extremely hazardous activity.
Falling off any part of a climbing route or bouldering challenge or other associated activity's, hiking or backpacking to a destination could result in injury or death. Weather, it be Trail conditions, or be it a slip on a trail or falling objects like rocks, climbing gear or tree’s from above, including avalanche, can all incur injuries’ and/or death. You are always attending at your own risk!
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If you get hurt! Don’t even think about blaming someone else. You made all the decisions and where warned. Stepping 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 and participate in doing activities in which we have chosen an interest in performing..
It’s always your right to back out at any time and live the good life at home in front of the television for the day….
That said have fun! Play safely! And take the responsibility of your own actions.