New Hampshire Ice Climbing

The Mount Washington Valley is home to some of the best quality waterfall ice climbing in the lower 48. From the quaint town of North Conway, there is convenient access to a wide variety of frozen terrain. The Mount Washington Valley is also home to the MWV Ice Fest.

This area offers introductory flows to more advanced routes that will test your limits. The most popular ice climbing hub is Frankenstein Cliffs, and it’s popular for good reason: easy access and thick, high quality ice. For a more full-on experience, look to Mount Washington, the home of “the world’s worst weather.” Despite its relatively modest elevation, Mount Washington offers ice, alpine climbing and ski mountaineering in an unforgettable mountain setting.