New England and Quebec offer some of the best ice climbing opportunities in North America. A combination of wet winters, deep snow, and frigid temperatures causes water ice to form numerous ice falls on the region’s cliffs as well as its high mountains. The best ice climbing centers on northern New Hampshire and Vermont and in southern Quebec. Some of New Hampshire’s best ice venues include Cathedral Ledge by North Conway, Mount Willard and Frankenstein Cliff at Crawford Notch, the gullies on Mount Washington, and immense Cannon Cliff towering above Franconia Notch. To the northwest in Vermont is the west face of Mount Pisgah above Lake Willoughby with the greatest concentration of difficult ice routes in the United States. Across the Canadian border is Pont Rouge, a fabulous ice climbing area with not only pure water ice climbs but also many tricky mixed routes. Thanks to New Hampshire ice climber Eric McCallister for this gallery of spectacular New England ice climbing photographs.
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|Keith on Chia Direct||Gregory Bell on Steep Water Ice||The Last Gentleman||Jim Ewing Takes Machine Shop|
|Climbing Wild Mixed Terrain||Abby Confronts Le Tube||Livingston Meets Dracula||Matt Picks Over a Roof|
|Jim Goes Dialing For Murder||Soloing Chia Direct|
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