Saturday, February 8, 2014

Silver Cascades Falls - Multi-pitch Ice Climb

Silver Cascades Falls
WI3-4, 6 pitches
Crawford Notch State Park

The 2nd weekend of the AMC Boston Ice Climbing program was the coolest - I got to do my very first multi-pitch ice climb! On Saturday I was paired with Nancy and Al. I met them at the Glen Junction Diner and after breakfast followed them to the parking lot of the Webster-Jackson Trailhead. From there we walked down to the Silver Cascade waterfall.  Al climbed the first pitch with us but had to leave due to cramping and difficulty in front pointing. So I seconded Nancy the rest of the 5 pitches. It was amazing, the climb was mellow and so was my leader Nancy. 




Too bad my DSLR is too heavy to bring along on multi-pitches. And too bad I didn’t think to bring my iPhone along because the views of Crawford Notch on the way up and from the top were phenomenal!!  I was so stoked after climbing 6 pitches, I could barely sleep that night! You know how that works, you don’t want the day to end and keep playing it in your mind! :) Anyways, I didn't bring my DSLR up on the climb with me, just took a couple of photos at the base of our 1st pitch.





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