Mountaineering Lincolns Throat
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 climbing "off the beaten path"....
This climb is about getting away from the crowds and climbing a mountain.
This is a remote climb.
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. I can provide 1 set of ice axes if needed. You will also need the standard winter clothing that is appropriate for a climb of this nature. I will supply ropes and protection, but if you like to bring gear such as ice screws, please feel free.
Disclaimer: Participation in ice climbing involves significant risk of personal injury and death. No amount of skill, equipment and experience can make ice climbing safe.
Waiver: Your participation in this event is completely voluntary and you waive all claims against the meetup, it's organizers or the members of this event should you become injured, disabled or deceased. You agree to climb within your level of skill, understanding and comfort and not knowingly jeopardize the safety of a fellow climber by attempting anything that is beyond your level of skill, understanding or comfort.
NB: Lincolns Throat is subject to avalanche conditions if the snow accumulation is high enough. We will be roping up for all sections of the climb that call for it.