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Mountaineering: Lincolns Throat ( Advanced ) 2nd Annual Solstice Climb

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  • Mt Lafayette parking lot.

    Just Off 93 N, Fanconia, NH (map)

    44.142044 -71.681360

  • Lafayette-Lincoln Trailhead Parking Lot, Franconia Notch - Gray Pickup Truck
  • 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

    Pace: Moderate

    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!!!!!

    Description:

    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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Climbing Teams:

     

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0At0IBRDDzQ8FdHZZWVE5dDlmS2ZBeTVKcGdXQnBZMUE&usp=sharing

     

    Weather:

    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 !!!

    Be Warned!

    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!

    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. You should always, seek your own additional resources of information for any Meetup.  You as an active member! Perhaps? lacking any of the following, experienced knowledge, professional training, good judgment, moral caricature or a conscious or even good . 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.  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.

    The Organizers…

     

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  • Jeffrey

    Bummer and unfortunitly cannot do January 5th because of committment to adapative ski program for the weekend. It seems too bad that we all schedule and have the time tomorrow, ANY possibilty at all of doing something else tomorrow? Even a long hike?

    December 20, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Rrrrrrr.... F%$# Rain.. I will never get a successful Meetup up Lincolns Throat at this rate.... I combed everything guys and girls.. at some point tomorrow I am sure we are going to get rained on.. How much cant' tell. MT Wash didn't post this morning's weather for high regions.. But temps now are above freezing and there is a 90% chance of rain in Whitefield which has me saying another time.. I will re-post for just after Christmas.. Sorry... Just to far from the road for hiking & Climbing in the rain..

    December 20, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Brian.. I'm sure you will jet more experience if your able to get out.. This is a 12 hour round trip if there is "no problems" for the group. So I keep it reel limited on who goes etc on experience.. I have not been able to post the holiday break stuff yet. Swamped at work till Christmas.. You will see Ice, Mountaineering & a backpacking trip posted for the holiday week. Just a FYI

    December 19, 2013

  • Ryder

    Forecast calls for a pretty sweet wintry mix. Quality sufferfest time? I'm with it.

    December 18, 2013

    • Zac D.

      Rydin the pain train...

      December 19, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Snow Shoes.. Really Jeffrey Middle Age Dinosaur.. Bad Ass ice climbers don't need snowshoes for assistance.. Just hikers. Hence all there rescue's that are needed through out the year. Who goes and gets those Hikers.. Strong Ice Climbers without snowshoes that's who!!!!.

    Was that what you loooking for Jeffrey?...:-)

    December 18, 2013

    • Jeffrey D.

      No top roping on this trip! This is the real thing.

      1 · December 18, 2013

    • Zac D.

      lol Literal Jeff

      December 18, 2013

  • Brian

    Sadness... I wish I was going this weekend. I think I'm 90% ready to participate, but I still need more practical experience with technical climbing. Hopefully this is the year I meet an experienced leader who can bring me up to speed. Maybe I should be paying one of you rather than the climbing instructors? Or maybe I should offer gear in return for lessons? Have fun up there. Boston area temps are supposed to be over 50 degrees.

    December 18, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Hi All,
    No pickets No Mtn Tool dont need them.. its too thin this time of year for any of that stuff... Im going to go delete where ever you are seeing a gear list... Its old...

    Anyone see the weather.. There talking rain now.. what the F

    December 18, 2013

  • Jeffrey D.

    Don't know about pickets, have some if needed, but if we would consider pickets I have to bring up snow shoes. I know we hate them, but I also know that snow blows into these drainages, and that snow shoes can save the day depending on conditions. As a hiker, don't leave home without them. As a climber, we seem to think bare booting is fine. Anyone know what the snow situation is up there? I wish someone else would whine about snowshoes first.

    December 17, 2013

  • Tom S.

    It looks like you updated the gear section. I do not own a mountaineer's axe. Is this recommended? required?

    December 17, 2013

    • Jay B.

      Nope bring what you want two tech tools is fine.. Thats what I am bringing and a Ski Pole

      December 17, 2013

    • Zac D.

      Think there will be any need for snow picketts?

      December 17, 2013

  • John

    Sorry for the delay, I finally figured out how to answer the questions.

    December 17, 2013

    • Jay B.

      No worries.. Now you know how..:-)

      December 17, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Thanks Guys... Just waiting on John's Info Still...

    December 17, 2013

  • Ryder

    My brain = psyched.

    December 17, 2013

  • Jeffrey

    All set Jay!

    December 16, 2013

  • Zac D.

    All set Jay... lets do this!

    December 16, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Teams are posted... Soon as I have others info I will refine the teams as needed.. Its nice so far, 2 man teams means single strands....

    December 16, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Directions to add you info:

    Click "Change Your RSVP"

    Keep your RSVP marked "Yes"

    Click " RSVP"

    Next screen will have those questions. Please fill out.

    Once you do I will be notified of your updated RSVP.

    Thank You. It helps greatly in creating the fun in all the Meetup’s and limiting extra work for the volunteers who are organizing on their free time.

    Sincerely, The Organizer

    December 16, 2013

  • Jay B.

    You Knucle Heads have 24 hours to fill out the questions....!
    Baha
    Jeffrey "Elder"
    John
    Zac Drach

    Sheesh...!

    December 16, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Ok, So I am sitting down to build the teams.. So you need to sit down and sharpen those crampons.. My understanding from friends is there is still slabs along the way not filled in with snow yet.. Sharp crampons are always best on ice slabs not roped up.. Dull is scary. I will be checking weather on Thur night and make any decisions that need to be made then... Go no go etc...
    This trip is a freaking early start on Sat 6am.. if you cant make it for any reason you need to text.. 7am sharp we leave the parking lot... If not there you will need to catch up good luck with that..:-)

    I will post my gear list.. We are traveling light.. I think what we will do to make it easy with so many folks.. First lead climber stitches it up with gear and all the followers use it. last man or woman up takes it all out.. So we need to consider that and have a strong follower at the end. Will speed it up for the group.. The right side uses stubbies and rock gear and slings.. Not as hard as the LF

    December 16, 2013

  • Jeff

    Lots a Jeff's in this group, maybe get a team Jeff going, that won't be confusing right?

    December 13, 2013

    • Geoff N.

      That's why I use G :-) wish I could get on team Jeff next time!!

      December 14, 2013

    • Jeffrey

      Thanks Evil Jay, I'm sure you are referring to the other three Jeff's...LOL...Jeff­rey The Elder

      1 · December 15, 2013

  • Catherine A.

    Wish I could but I'm back in PT for a few weeks...

    December 9, 2013

  • Jeffrey

    Still snowing in North Conway, has not changed to rain and temperatures remain in mid to high twenties!

    December 9, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Just saw photo's of conditions.. Looking sweet!!!
    Will be starting building the teams this week..... Jay

    1 · December 9, 2013

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