(From Wikipedia, I THINK this was our thrid pitch) The 3rd pitch (the 'Pipe Pitch') features outstanding exposure over the Black Dike.(That's where I am in this picture!! The shadow behind me is part of the Black Dike!!) Protection is a mix of trad and fixed bolts and pitons. First ascent Bradley Gilman & Hassler Whitney August 3rd 1929 To the side of me (at least 40 feet.) in the corner (the Black dike) there was a very small water fall that was turning to ice. I could hear the ice falling; so I looked over AND then down to watch it crash at the bottom...bit scary :) and incredibly awesome at the same time!! Denny said he saw some ice climbers attempting that climb already...but seemed a bit early in the season for that...
|Photo Location:||North_America: United_States: New_Hampshire: Grafton_County: Cannon_Cliff: left_side|
|Route:||Whitney-Gilman Ridge - 5.7|