This is the straight on ascent for Hell Brook Trail. This climb is for real. An ice axe, crampons, snowshoes are needed for safety and variable conditions. Be ready to scramble up frozen rock faces and waterfalls. This is the best and most rewarding climb. Spend your time with the mountain, be gentle in the alpine areas and keep care of the vegetation. Bring a change of clothes after you are drenched in hard work and sweat as the summit will chill you into an ice block. Rock on.