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Shoestring Gully - WI2

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Average Rating : 3.67 out of 5
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Ice
G
4
Screws, some small rock gear possible
2400
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5 WI2 M1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.60/5
  Rock Quality 2.40/5
  Scenery 4.20/5
  Fun Factor 4.40/5

Description:

Obvious southern most gully on Mt. Webster, a low angle ice climb that can be mostly snow in heavy winters. From the parking at the green box and strange wooden square (?) follow a usually beaten path across the Saco River and straight up the gully. A ten foot section of ice will be encountered early, most parties will eschew a belay here. 300 more feet of snow bring one to where the ice usually begins. For most parties the climb is 4 full rope lengths with belays possible from rock, ice, or trees on the far left. Expect short sections of ice split by long sections of snow.

Descent Options:

Rap the route from trees out left (emergency only, this is usually a crowded climb) or follow a bootpack straight back from unroping point to the usually beaten Webster Cliff Trail. Take a right and follow it back to your car. Trail meets road less than

Submitted by: devkrev on 2007-02-14
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Route ID: 72944

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Ratings
  Difficulty WI2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: nightlion on 2012-01-02 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Shoestring Gully

No snow and less ice than normal. Still a fun climb.

Added: 2012-01-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5 WI2
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: fsm109 on 2011-02-25 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Shoestring Gully

Long approach with less reward than I was hoping for. Still a good time though, did the 5.5 Chockstone finish.

Added: 2011-03-02

Ratings
  Difficulty WI3 M1
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: SplK on 2010-03-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice and easy.

Post hole snow slog to climb. Did ice ribbon finish and chockstone finish. Roped up only on the chockstone.

Added: 2010-03-15

Ratings
  Difficulty WI2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: borealchick on 2009-01-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars A Must Do

Beautiful day and a nice mix of ice and snow climbing.

Added: 2009-01-29

Ratings
  Difficulty WI2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jrathfon on 2007-02-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars sweet

Fun alpine route. Lots of easy ice and high angle snow. Tricams and nuts are helpful. It's a shoot for ice chunks, so watch out for parties above you. Pose at Webster Cliff and run down!

Added: 2008-02-05

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