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Lincoln's Throat

Lincoln's Throat

Lincoln\'s Throat

Page Type: Route

Location: New Hampshire, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 43.67582°N / 71.38916°W

Object Title: Lincoln's Throat

Route Type: Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Ice Climbing

Season: Fall, Winter

Time Required: A long day

Rock Difficulty: 5.6 (YDS)

Difficulty: WI3

Number of Pitches: 2

Grade: IV

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Created/Edited: Nov 30, 2010 / Nov 30, 2010

Object ID: 681987

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Talk about an Alpine climb.....this fits the bill.
Is it worth it?
Absolutely! No trail, road traffic or other climbers. Great views all day and you top out above 5000 ft. A great leg work out and a great adventure. This is a remote climb so plan accordingly.

Getting There

From MA, Southern New Hampshire

Take 93 North to Franconia Notch. Park at the trail head parking just after the Basin parking or at the Lafayette Camp Ground. Hike the Old Bridal Path till you are in line with the gully
Bush wack down through thick spruce to the brook. Cross the brook and head up the right drainage. Follow this drainage till you hit the basin then take the right drainage to the summit.

Route Description

As the intro describes, follow the snow, rock ands ice.

How much climbing can I expect to actually get in?
About one pitch of WI3 ice. If you are looking for lots of ice, this is the wrong climb. This climb is about getting away from the crowds and climbing a mountain.

Essential Gear

Small Alpine rack, 3 screws, 2-3 medium size SLCD's, rope, etc...
Or if your skills allow, just your ice tools and crampons.

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View from the SummitLincolns ThroatSketchy Climb OnApline viewLincolns ThroatRock Dihedral
Walker Brook drainage