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Ice Climbing: Crawford Notch @ Mt Willard

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Ice Climbing: Crawford Notch @ Mt Willard (Intermediate)

This Event Host is: Alfonso

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....!

Sign up... First to RSVP is the first to fill a opening based on experience needed.

Questions @ RSVP:

You must answer all the questions! Too be a candidate for any trips. All we want to know is are you a leader or follower? Climbing grade that you can climb, if a leader? Your contact info? Also, the agreement and understanding that you read the waiver and the risks

If they are not answered, I will have to overlook you being an attendee... Sorry

Teams List:


Though I wouldn't describe this area as an pure "alpine" area. It in some places is very exposed and could be very cold in bad weather. The approach is somewhat non-technical. Some of the upper routes requires a rappel and some technical 4th class down-climbing.

The routes are spread out along the east and south faces. The East face can be broken into the lower and upper cliff bands and contain some great moderate climbs like Hitchock Gully and the east face slabs as well as some tough mixed lines, like Dial M for Murder. The south face has a variety of climbs like the numbered gullies, Great Madness, and the Cinema Gully.

The routes offer great views over the notch and the large amount and variety of routes make Mt. Willard feel like an alpine playground.

Parking There

Park at the top of the notch in a plowed out parking lot, just south of the Crawford Notch visitor's building. Many winter trails leave from this area as well. Walk south along the railroad tracks to the bottom of the area in which you plan to climb.

Getting There

Go west from exit 32 off of I-93 into North Woodstock, at a blinking light take a slight left to stay on rt.112, continue on this road for about 5 miles then stop at a less than obvious pull off on the left side of the road (generally plowed out and full of cars on the weekend.) Trail is just uphill from the parking lot starting in a drainage ditch. Hike up the hill towards the ice you can see from the car, aiming for the right (hopefully the trail is broken down for you. The trail can be steep so bring your cardio lungs and maybe some micro spikes.

Gear: ** No Helmet = NO Climbing **

You can find a basic gear list on this link:


The woods at the lower parking lot of the area known as Frankenstein or Arathusa Falls is a excellent option. Near the end of the parking Lot and up into the woods with a short walk.

Car or tent...

Estimated Drive Time: 3 Hours from Boston

More Info: as it becomes available I will post...

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…