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Rock Climbing Photo: Katahdin from the knife ridge.


Member Since: Feb 8, 2010
Last Visit: Mar 19, 2016
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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All 258 | Routes 4 | Areas | Photos 13 | Page Improvements | Comments 13 | Posts 40 | Stars 129 | Ratings 59
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Free Ride

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (8)

Trad, 8 pitches, 735'

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Wallface

May 13, 2012

Chicken of the Sea

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (25)

Trad, 1 pitch, 60'

ME : Acadia National Park : The Precipice aka The South...

Jun 30, 2010

Fingers in a Seascape (mid-cliff START)

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (32)

Sport, 1 pitch, 40'

ME : Acadia National Park : The Precipice aka The South...

Jun 30, 2010

Sea Gypsy

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 (10)

Trad, 3 pitches, 200'

ME : Acadia National Park : The Precipice aka The South...

Jun 30, 2010

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 4

Pitch 4

NY : Adirondacks : ... : The Fastest Gun (5.10b)

Oct 13, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Charlie grabbing the jug weirdly.

Charlie grabbing the jug weirdly.

NH : *Rumney : ... : Jolt (5.10a)

Jul 16, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown climber offwidthing the crux. I stemmed an...

Unknown climber offwidthing the crux. I stemmed and face climbed the crux cause I'm an offwidth weenie.

UT : Moab Area : ... : Kor-Ingalls Route (5.9+)

May 1, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Green Mountain Breakdown

Green Mountain Breakdown

ME : Acadia National Park : ... : Green Mt. Breakdown (5.9+)

Apr 30, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Katahdin from the knife ridge.

Katahdin from the knife ridge.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Andrew Mertens : Photos

Mar 2, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: The right of the two cracks. So fun!

The right of the two cracks. So fun!

NH : *Cathedral Ledge : ... : Layton's Ascent (5.9)

Mar 2, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: The left of the two cracks.

The left of the two cracks.

NH : *Cathedral Ledge : ... : Chicken Delight (5.9)

Mar 2, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Nutcracker

Nutcracker

NH : *Cathedral Ledge : ... : Nutcracker (5.10a)

Mar 2, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: The crux pitch.

The crux pitch.

ME : Katahdin : ... : Cilley-Barber (WI4-)

Feb 18, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: The line.

The line.

ME : Katahdin : ... : Cilley-Barber (WI4-)

Feb 18, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: The Captain.

The Captain.

NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : The Captain

Feb 8, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Mark following The Last Unicorn

Mark following The Last Unicorn

NH : *Whitehorse Ledge : ... : The Last Unicorn (5.10b)

Feb 8, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Mark following on The Last Unicorn

Mark following on The Last Unicorn

The People of Mountain Proj... : Andrew Mertens : Photos

Feb 8, 2010

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... : Castle Rock Loop : ... : Domino (V2)
By: Andrew Mertens When: Mar 12, 2015

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Comments: Really fun dyno. I thought the problem seemed really hard for the grade until I walked around to the top and located the incut part of the lip, and I stopped trying to crimp to the top and just jumped from the jugs.


Location: ME : Acadia National Park : The Precipice aka The South... : Fingers in a Seascape (mid... (5.10c)
By: Andrew Mertens When: Oct 13, 2014

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Comments: Thanks Sprax, I changed it. Yeah, I think the difficult depends on both height and style preferences. If you are good at crimpy, balancy face it might feel 10a.


Location: VT : Marshfield Ledge : Just for Goobs (5.7+ PG13)
By: Andrew Mertens When: Aug 26, 2013

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Comments: The second pitch has some loose stacked blocks on the arete, and some car-sized blocks they are stacked on seem detached from the cliff. Don't place gear in the cracks formed by the blocks! You can mostly avoid climbing on them and the climbing is pretty easy by them, but my partner accidentally knocked one of the stacked blocks off.
Other than that, the route's very fun and varied, and better than some more popular routes of the same grade, like Funhouse to Upper Refuse on Cathedral.


Location: NH : *Rumney : New Wave : Retrospade (5.11c/d)
By: Andrew Mertens When: May 3, 2013

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Comments: The nut's gone so bring the cam.


Location: ME : Acadia National Park : The Precipice aka The South... : Chicken of the Sea (5.9)
By: Andrew Mertens When: Mar 28, 2013

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Comments: Fixed, thanks!


Location: NY : Adirondacks : High Peaks Region : Wallface
By: Andrew Mertens When: May 13, 2012

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Comments: As of May 12, 2012, there are Peregrine Falcons nesting on top of Pitch 6 of Free Ride, so avoid climbing in that area. I've let the Department of Wildlife know. I'm not sure if they close the cliff or just that part of the cliff.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : High Peaks Region : Wallface : The Diagonal (5.8)
By: Andrew Mertens When: May 13, 2012

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Comments: The bushwack off the top is for masochists only. Bring double ropes and rappel.


Location: NH : *Cathedral Ledge : The Diedre Area : Diedre (5.10a)
By: Andrew Mertens When: Nov 1, 2010

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Comments: I'm calling this a 5.9+ cause I thought it was harder than 10a.


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