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Cinema Gully, East Face Slabs & The Cleft – Multi-pitch Ice Climbing

Cinema Gully (WI2) East Face Slabs Left (WI3) The Cleft (WI2+) Mount Willard Crawford Notch, NH I love when Jeff S. takes me ice climbing with him - I get to do some freaking fun climbing on a little alpine playground! Mount Willard is home to some awesome ice and alpine routes. Today I had the opportunity to climb two more of those routes and then finish off on The Cleft. Cinema Gully(WI2) It was cool to see a bolt at the belay station of the 1 st pitch. Jeff asked if I wanted to set a belay station there or   walk up a bit to a thin sheet of ice. Since it would mean one-and-a-half roped pitches, I choose the latter and   Jeff and I walked up to the next belay station where the ice was full of screw holes. It was a gorgeous day…see the sun and blue skies in our photos! :)  After topping off we ascended a bit more to sit and eat our lunches and then traversed over towards the Upper Hitchcock route. Looking up at Cinema Gully from the train tracks Jeff and