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Leprechaun's Lement Gully (WI2) - Ice Climbing

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Leprechaun's Lement Gully (WI2) Thanks for the belay, Ken! Usually when I shut off my truck engine, the headlamps automatically turn off. But not today. Had to make a trip back down to the parking lot to turn them off. If you ice climb at Kinsman Notch, you know that very steep approach well. Great warmup hiking the approach twice, fer sure. But would have rather spent the warmup actually climbing. But my truck - she started right up. ;) Met Ken and Dominique for some mellow climbing at Kinsman Notch.  Ken thought the ice might be thin from the thaw, but the conditions were really good!   I thought it would be crowded but we had the climbs all to ourselves. Counting the three of us, plus a solo climber, two parties of 2, and a guided group, there were 18 total at the crag today. At one point we even left our rope hanging on the Leprechaun's Lement route and went to check out The Beast. Enjoy a few photos taken of our day. Dominique on Leprechaun's