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The Standard Route at Frankenstein is a  popular ice climb.  And  for good reason.  This year the Cave at the end of the first pitch is an ice enclosed room with a Hobbit like entrance.  Three or four pitches NEI 3+, grade ll.

The “Standard Route” at Frankenstein Cliff in Crawford Notch, NH is a popular ice climb.  And for good reasons.  First ascended by Sam Streibert and Dennis Merritt during the winter climbing season of 1969-70, these visionary climbers opened the flood gates to a renaissance in New England ice climbing.  This year “The Cave”, at the end of the first pitch, is a wild, totally enclosed ice room with two Hobbit like entrances.  Phil Gamache is ready.  Two more historic pitches lead to the top.  NEI 3+, grade ll.