Crawford Notch NH

Crawford Notch is the steep and narrow gorge of the Saco River in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, located almost entirely within the town of Hart’s Location. Roughly half of that town is contained in Crawford Notch State Park.

The notch is at the upper or northern end of this gorge (constituting the extreme southern end of a panhandle at the southeastern corner of the town of Carroll), where the land descends both to north and south, and ascends both to east and west. However, the steepness of the south-flowing Saco’s gorge (in contrast to the leisurely descent of the northward drainage into the watershed of Crawford Brook and eventually the Ammonoosuc River) makes it natural to attach the name to the gorge.

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Ice Climbing Reports


NOAA; Crawford Notch

Classic Climbs:

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Mahoney Alpine Adventures

Kevin Mahoney has been climbing for nearly two decades and is IFMGA/ UIAGM internationally certified through the AMGA. Whether you prefer rock, ice, mixed, or alpine climbing, Kevin can facilitate the climb of a lifetime. Mahoney Alpine Adventures is based in Madison, N.H. on the eastern edge of the White Mountains and can take you anywhere in the world at any time of year. Kevin will help you reach your personal peak.


Synnott Mountain Guides is a year-round mountain climbing guide service operating out of New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley. They are your Mt. Washington experts, offering winter ascents, mountaineering courses, ice climbing, Observatory summit overnights, Presidential traverses, and backcountry ski adventures.


Mooney Mountain Guides LLC is a New Hampshire based year round mountain guide service, specializing in guiding, small groups and personal instruction. Offered are enjoyable private climbs, lessons and courses for all ages and abilities. In addition to guided rock & ice climbs, we offer ski mountaineering tours, and expeditions worldwide.

Guide Book:

An Ice Climbers Guide to Northern New England by S. Peter Lewis & Rick Wilcox



The North Face Summit Shop



The Bartlett Inn

Innkeepers Miriam & Nick Jaques
Rt 302 Box 327 Bartlett NH 03812
1 800 292 2353

Great location for ice climbing near North Conway New Hampshire. The Bartlett Inn is the closest place for climbing the Crawford Notch area, Aerethusia Falls, Frankenstein Cliffs, Willey Slide and Mt Washington. After your climb hottub under the stars or enjoy hot cider by the inns crackling wood fireplace.Cozy inn and cottages; kitchenettes, wood fireplaces. FREE Yummy breakfast, wireless and discounted ski tickets. Climbers take 10% off thier stay when they mention NEICE at the time of reservation (blackouts apply -February and peak weekends).

Above the Notch Motor Inn

Briarcliff Motel

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