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There are great ice and rock routes on Osceola
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robrox


Dec 9, 2002, 10:23 AM
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There are great ice and rock routes on Osceola  (North_America: United_States: New_Hampshire: Grafton_County: Mt__Osceola_East_Osceola_)
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There's a 3/4 mile long, east-facing, cliff band along the NE butress of East Osceola. Tallest section is about 800 feet.

Highlights: Rare ice fang about(70 feet, Unk rating, WI 5+ at least); a reliable early-late season 300 foot Ice/snow route (2.3 pitches, WI 2-3); and a 700+ foot gulley/stream, visible elements include ramps and tentacled terraces (Unk rating, but likely WI 3-4). All of the preceeding routes face NE or NNE and appear annually. The three routes are all visible (up right) from the Greeley ponds trail. The last route is a bushwhack access off the GP Ski Trail. Deep snow and difficult to find. All 3 can be studied from about 35-50 minutes in on the GP hiking trail, keep your eyes peeled and have a good binoculars handy.

The Fang usually tumbles before anyone can get to it, but it starts early. In fact all the Ice in this section starts early and should be in condition as of today 12/9/2002. Further beta: rmeansrox@aol.com


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