Repentance NH Ice Climb
The news leaked out on Monday morning the Repentance NH ice climb was in condition. Right away I set a plan into motion. To my surprise Eric and I broke a fresh trail to the base of this amazing ice climb at 10:30 am on Wednesday. I thought, where was everyone, there should be a line up on a route like this. The route looked very good from the ground, wet sticky ice of the deck, the column looked to be ok and then the thin vein or runnel of ice was connected all the way. Eric and I decided I would take on the first pitch and he would tackle the chockstone at the top.
This is one of the NH areas most sought after ice climbs and you can see why. Repentance is and absolutely amazing ice line.
Mid climb one must squeeze, squirm and grovel upward in this tight chimney full of ice.
The manky pitons and fixed stopper did not make me feel secure so I added a few more pieces of pro to the mix. The result a five piece anchor – bomber!!!
We climbed the route in two pitches and here, Eric arriving at the top of pitch one. It was a long 60 meter pitch 60 with a variety of good gear.
Eric is charging to the top. Tough climbing lies above as the ice narrows, then its to the blocking chockstone finale. Great pitch and fantastic leading – well done Eric.
Eric making delicate moves through this final section – he was solid and super steady, being careful so that I would not be hit by any his climber generated ice fall.
Feeling so grateful and lucky to have ice climbed this climbing prize once again.
Repentance – NH Ice Climb.