Cathedral Ledge NH is home to the finest ice routes in the area. Jerry and I climbed two of these ice routes in good style – which means sending no falls. Repentance is a must do in the area just see for yourself – the spectacular photo below in todays early morning light. Our plans were to meet early hoping to be the first, we arrived at 6:30 am and the game was ours. Shortly after two local climbers arrived and waited till we topped out to start.
The route is in great shape, even with the missing piece on the crux column. It has received lots of traffic making it easy to draft the pick holes and rebore some screws which helped us move quickly. All the pitches are steep and technical which keep one highly focused.
We topped out early giving the green light to parties waiting below. An awesome day at Cathedral with Jerry.
First sun on Repentance.
Steep warm up on pitch 1.
Mammut Twilight ropes and Pack along with my preferred belay device the Gi Gi.
Jerry mixing it up on pitch 2.
The final move surmount this chockstone. The question seems to be do you go left or right.
Jerry working through the moves on the left side.
Another steep vein of ice is Super Goofers. A NEI 5- that packs a punch.
Turf, rock climbing and tree hugging helps one complete Super Goofers.
It as a historic day for us, two difficult ice routes completed.
Thanks to Jerry.