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BugCON 4: almost too intense for climbing, DEET required
4 out of a possible 5
Ice Routes at Frankenstein Cliff: grouped by Area, sorted by Name
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Frankenstein Amphitheater panorama
Description: Some of the best ice climbing in New England is an easy walk down the railroad tracks. A very popular ice climbing destination. In addition there is some rock climbing as well, tho it is generally not on the same parts of the cliff where we ice climb and the rock is in general of questionable quality.
Directions: From North Conway drive 40 minutes north on Rt. 302 to Arethusa Falls. From the north drive through Crawford Notch and 10 minutes south to Arethusa Falls. Park in the lot or along the road that goes to the house at the Falls trailhead. Walk north along the tracks and look around.

NOTE: in the summer these tracks are part of an active railroad, the Conway Scenic RR! Be aware...
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Lattitude: = 44.15660, Longitude = -71.36851
Area Name Grade
Amphitheater Bob's Delight WI 4
Amphitheater Chia WI 3
Amphitheater Gandalf The Great WI 4
Amphitheater Hobbit Couloir WI 4
Amphitheater Pegasus WI 3
Amphitheater Pegasus - Rock Finish M3
Amphitheater Smear WI 3
Amphitheater The Cave Route WI 3
Amphitheater Widow's Walk WI 5
Amphitheater Widows Cave WI 4+
Fang area Way Of The Peaceful Warrior M6
Lost In The Forest Lost In The Forest WI 2
Lost In The Forest Mean Miss Treater WI 4
Lost In The Forest Walk In The Forest WI 3
middle Standard Route WI 3 II
middle Standard Route Left WI 3 II
middle The Penguin WI 4 II
middle Trestle routes - various various grades
middle Waterfall WI 3
right side Dracula WI 4
right side Dropline WI 5
right side Hanging Garden Area various grades
right side Last Exit WI 5
right side The Coffin WI 4+
right side Welcome to the Machine WI 4
upper tier Angel Cakes WI 5 II
upper tier Fairy Cake WI 3
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