Today Ken and I met up for a great climbing day on Shoestring Gully, a 2,500 foot climb up Mt. Webster. Shoestring Gully is one of the finest and most sought after alpine climbs in the region. Striking a perfect balance of snow and ice climbing, Shoestring cuts through an orange granite cleft, which deposits its climbers onto the summit of Mt. Webster. From the summit one is afforded wonderful views of Crawford Notch and Mt. Willard.

Here is Ken at the start of the technical difficulties.

Ken enjoying some perfect blue ice.

A look up at one of the prize pitches.

Kenny D on top with Mt. Willey and Willard behind.

The route.

Shoestring Gully, an awesome climb in great conditions. Nice work Ken! Thanks for a wonderful day in the hills.

Matt Ritter MMG Guide