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Mountaineering: Lincolns Throat ( Advanced )

  • Jan 5, 2014 · 6:00 AM
  • Mt Lafayette parking lot.

Mountaineering: Lincolns Throat (Advanced)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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=0At0IBRDDzQ8FdGdqeVd5dG1WeDMtQ19yZ2NyeUFGM0E&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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  • Jay B.

    Good News... French climbing team found my Hiking Pole.. Dropped it off at IME for me to pickup.. They said it was at the top of the butt sliding area.. They also climbed our route up the Throat..:-) I said he got payment in advance by us packing out the trail... We all laughed.... Sweet!

    3 · January 7, 2014

  • Ben

    Thanks Jay for putting together a challenging and exciting trip! Highlight for me was simul-climbing with Zac Attack to avoid spending too much time on that face as the sun set behind us. On a side note, I really wish I had worn sunglasses during the day and some sort of eye wear on that ridge...I definitely have a mild/moderate case of temporary snow blindness going on, kind of feels like someone turned the lights on while i was in a dark room and at the same time is stabbing me in the eye ball with a pen knife. =) Hope to see yall out there again soon! Ben

    3 · January 7, 2014

  • Jay B.

    I have so many words about this trip.. I have been lost for a hour on what to say.. Could be The whipped factor I have been feeling since 9:15pm when we got off the trail being the last ones down.. I felt the urge to get another 1000ft of gain in spurred on me leaving my hiking stick up at the start of the butt slide section, I found out or deducted? & Deducted in the end from my wallet. I got back up to the trail junction with Shinning Rock and "gave up" hope someone finds it and gives me a call or get some great hiking with it.. My name and number was on it.. Lets see if the hiking community is super honest... Speaking of "Honest" I have one wire beaner with blue and white tape on it.. also a brown and silver rope.. So get in touch and we can chat about a return plan.. I learned a lot about trying to organize a trip this far off the road. Lesson Learned.. Im glad so many saw the fun & adventure in the the trip.. Thanks all for attending.. Peace...

    1 · January 6, 2014

    • Justin R.

      Rope is mine and Curtis'

      1 · January 6, 2014

    • Mike B.

      Great trip, it was a pleasure to be a part of a group that worked as a team and pulled together to get it done. Nice job on lead Jay.

      1 · January 7, 2014

  • Jay B.

    There it is posted for the whole world to see...lol

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10202171292195524

    January 6, 2014

  • Kristie W.

    Epic trip to kick off 2014! Great leadership and support from team members all around! The view from the summit of the sun setting was amazing and the weather was perfect allowing views into Vermont for most of the day!

    1 · January 6, 2014

  • Justin R.

    Also if anyone has mammut infinity rope (black and gold) let curtjs or I know because that's ours.

    January 5, 2014

    • Chris C.

      I hauled it down, left it with Jay's truck.

      January 6, 2014

    • Justin R.

      Thanks Chris we will talk to him

      January 6, 2014

  • Chris C.

    Good day, once again pushed myself further than I would have by myself.

    1 · January 6, 2014

    • Zac D.

      Pushin Limits, Breakin Barriers

      1 · January 6, 2014

  • Mike B.

    Thanks Jay for organizing and leading the climb. It was great to experience Lincoln's Throat. Looking forward to the next one.

    January 6, 2014

  • Zac D.

    Team, Just wanted to say that it was great climbing with you all yesterday. When the going got rough, it was awesome to see everyone rally, stay cool, work together, and support each other. Shows that we are a strong group with a great dynamic.

    Not sure about you, but my highlight was the sunset over the ridge - pretty spectacular and was totally worth all the effort. Looking forward to SUFFERFEST 2014 V2.0

    Be well guys!

    -Z

    January 6, 2014

  • Justin R.

    Jay, thanks so much for taking us up-I obviously wished I could have summitted with you guys but Geoff, Jeff, and I thought we made the right decision given the fact that it would have taken us close to an extra hour if we had gone with you. Glad for all of you and your success and hope to climb again soon!

    January 5, 2014

  • Jeffrey D.

    Our group of three got back to the trailhead without incident at 5:15. Hope everything went well with the other teams.

    January 5, 2014

  • Jay B.

    I am running 20 minutes late

    January 5, 2014

  • Jay B.

    Avi Conditions? I am guessing fluff slides no slabs or multie layer slides.. But we see any large pillows staying to the edges will be the normal travel as usual.

    January 3, 2014

    • Mike B.

      I can bring an avalung for the leader and a couple DTS avalanche transceivers, probe, and lightweight shovels if you think it might help.

      January 4, 2014

  • Jay B.

    @ Chris W Sorry you just need a couple more days then I could lead you on a trip like this.. Its got a bit of tricky climbing at 5000'

    Boyz, Team list are posted.. Tools of choice tech ice tools with crampons and snowshoes... A friend was up there just before the storm and said the main stream bed was filling with snow from last storm and was quite deep in places add in another drifting 8-10 and it could be swimming with out the snow shoes down low.. As always its a crap shoot... Weather looks good if not perfect.. finally..!!!!

    January 3, 2014

    • Jeffrey D.

      Bring them if you have them.....they can always stay in the car, but these gullies tend to collect snow, plus we have to battle through the krumholst up top, and shoes could really help.

      January 4, 2014

    • Chris W.

      Totally bummed out that I will be home on the couch. Have a great trip.

      January 4, 2014

  • Jeffrey

    I will keep my eyes posted on this. I am leading an adaptive XC ski session over in Vermont for four days and unable to join you. If you have to reschedule I will join you.
    Jeff the Elder

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Couple days out the weather looking to improve with warmth and a low chance of snow and wind... Sweet... Might finally be able to succeed for this Meetup.. 2xThumbsUp

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Zac D.

    Need to keep an eye on the sky ... this noreaster could pack a punch and would create a few more variables to consider

    December 30, 2013

  • Tom S.

    I'm still trying to find out if I can get away this weekend. Hopefully there would be room for a last-minute addition for me to get on a team? I'm not RSVPing but will keep posted.

    December 30, 2013

  • Chris W.

    Jay would love to go on this if you think I am up for it. Let me know either way, thanks.

    December 30, 2013

  • Jeffrey

    Just came in from a XC ski. Temperatures here in North Conway:34 degrees and raining currently...*&^%XX*()(

    December 20, 2013

  • Jeffrey

    Bag packed and crampons sharpened, keep me in the loop. Thanks.

    December 20, 2013

  • Jeffrey

    Hey Jay...did not receive the cancellation notice for some reason..backtracked and just read it. Bummer. I don't know if notices still go out after a trip is cancelled? Since we all committed to tomorrow 12/21 is there any chance we could get together and do something else, even a hike? Just wondering. Thanks...Jeff The Elder

    December 20, 2013

    • Jay B.

      Online on a PC on the main page there is tabs. Coming past and calendar. Click calendar and tomorrow's date should be there? Unless you can only see it as a organizer?

      December 20, 2013

    • Jessica

      I see it now. I was on the wrong calendar. I needed to be on the group specific one.

      December 20, 2013

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