View Full Version : Southern NH Ice - Auburn & Mont Vernon

02-05-2013, 06:03 PM
Wellington Park, Auburn, NH - Need snow and a few more cloudy cool days. Nothing too "leadable"


Purgatory Falls, Mont Vernon, NH - Great Climbing! Ice was think and plastic, good hour's worth of soloing...


02-06-2013, 08:54 AM
Is it Wellington Business park in Auburn? I live in Hooksett and some local ice would be nice.
Climb safe.

02-06-2013, 10:18 AM
Yup. It's right near Fischer Skis. I used to go up there all the time when I lived down the street. It usually takes just the right conditions to set up. There are some bolts up there too ;)

02-06-2013, 10:51 AM
Sweet, thanks Dennis. Better than getting yelled at on the Hooksett ice. See you next week.

02-15-2013, 07:16 PM
Hey guys just a heads up.... me and my crew got booted out of Wellington Bussiness park last weekend. "That looks dangerous" "its a liability" were some of the comments..... Pergatory is a blast though:) i have also seen (but not climbed) the pillar at Pulpit rock in Bedford....needs a good cold snap to come in. enjoy

02-21-2013, 01:38 PM
Who kicked you out?

02-21-2013, 04:56 PM
two goodfellas looking older dudes in an expensive black suv. i wasn't gonna question it.

02-23-2013, 02:46 PM
I was at Purgatory today and the ice is much fatter now than in the photos at the beginning by ajcormier. There are a lot of decent (for Southern NH) lines up to about 25'. There are some free standing columns that are thick though were clear pure water ice that was a little dinner plate, but pick placement was solid and a little plastic. Tallest pure vertical is probably a 15' drip that has some flow above and below. This sheet is just to the left of the third Purgatory photo at the top. I brought my phone to take photos but forgot to take any. It looks completely different now than the photos and there is decent snow coverage on the ground...obviously.