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Lucsolo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 22, 1998

Luc

choping steps for friend
Posted Jul 16, 2013 4:59 pm

Luche  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 4, 1998

Luc

long time ago
Posted Jul 16, 2013 4:58 pm

ndavyCentral Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2013

ndavy

Climbed it with others from the Potomac Appalachain Trail Club Mountaineering Section, during their Alpine Skills Weekend on Mt. Washington. Had a great time. Windy and cold at the top but beautiful blue skies. Ideal for an intro to technical multipitch snow and ice. The snow was pretty firm. There were a few other short sections of ice than just at the bulge. The bulge was pretty small, probably 30 feet. Final pitch before the the Alpine Garden was loose scree.
Posted Feb 1, 2013 1:28 pm

chocodoveSweet intro  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2011

chocodove

Perfect day in the ravine. The ice bulge was a great intro to ice and an excellent way to complete my first winter ascent of the peak. Clear skies but the wind was blasting once we hit the alpine garden. 45 minutes later we were on top via a direct path straight up the summit cone. Down via a nice glissade in Tuckerman. A great day on the mountain.
Posted Mar 19, 2011 11:25 pm

HotovenFun climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2010

Hotoven

Did this to show my friends how to use their tools and crampons. Very fun. There were 3 Ice sections at this point and each were fairly extensive. We all free soloed it with tools. A Ice Axe would have been useless in these conditions, but we completed it all successfully without roping up.
Posted Jan 4, 2011 12:07 pm

climbncookieGreat Intro Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2010

climbncookie

Great intro climb, more of a real steep hike with a minor pitch of ice. Very satisfying climb.
Posted Feb 21, 2010 4:25 pm

sshankleScottish Conditions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2009

sshankle

Frank and I climbed this in full conditions with wind + mixed precipitation. I found the water ice portion to be a fun lead of 45' or so, both followed and preceeded by firm snow. We swapped leads for 4 pitches from below the ice bulge to the fixed exit belay.

We traversed over an exposed ledge over to Diagonal from the 2 pin belay near the Central exit. Down climbed this route to the ice bulge wich required an easy rap from a horn with fixed slings.

Thanks to George Wallace Jr., the HMC Cabin caretaker this year, for loaning me a pair of gloves. Mine were still soaked from the previous day's climbing.
Posted Apr 1, 2009 12:36 pm

IsaiahIce Fest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2009

Isaiah

Walked into IME and 25 minutes later walked out with $1300 worth of Asolo triple boots, ice tools, crampons, gloves. Soloed up the gully which was a little scary at the 30 foot long crux but above that it was pretty standard hard snow and I had a great view. Good route to solo because not much ice, mostly snow, but still steep enough to keep it interesting. Round trip (pinkham-central -alpine garden-lions head - pinkham) in 4:25 so it's a quick trip too.
Posted Feb 12, 2009 10:38 am

JonWgreat intro
Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2008

JonW

Great intro to steep snow. Short section of ice. There was a lot of snow this year, so I think the ice section was shorter than normal.
Posted Mar 25, 2008 8:58 am

ascendingziongreat climb for a novice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2007

ascendingzion

Had a great time on Central. The ice was fun to start and after the initial ice pitch, the rest was fresh powder snow. It was a little sketchy at times with no ability (but no real need)for protection. Coming out of the ravine and hitting the wind is a blast!
Posted Jan 27, 2007 4:58 am

eric bCentral Gully

eric b

Multiple ascents. A great intro to Huntington Ravine. The route is Not a simple snow gully as is suggested. Simple yes, but definitely can have 30-50+ft moderate angle ice depending on wind and temperature around precipitation- check the photo submitted by myself with the 2 climbers in it.(wearing red)
Posted Oct 12, 2006 10:19 pm

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