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Location: WA : Northwest Region : Darrington : Green Giant Buttress : Dreamer (5.9)
By: Anna C. When: Jun 21, 2014

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Comments: Did this recently as my first climb in WA state. A few notes:
1. Park at 6.2 miles on the road at a clearing - it gets bad quick after that.
2. On the approach, look very carefully for the gully up to the climb - if you find yourself bushwhacking steeply through maple and devil's club, you're off track. It's a rocky tunnel through the greenery, after the first stand of evergreens on the right of the stream.
3. Definitely print the topo if you don't want to get off route. Or accept that you'll... more >>


Location: NY : Adirondacks : High Peaks : Mt. Colden : Trap Dike (summer) (4th)
By: Anna C. When: Jul 20, 2013

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Comments: Climbed this 7/16/13 via the new 2011 slide at the top, which is highly recommended. Climbing shoes might be nice if you don't own approach shoes with sticky rubber. No more gear/pitons at the crux, just 20 feet or so of easy but steep steps next to the waterfall. A great 4-8 hour day from the Adirondack Loj trailhead, depending on how fast you are moving. I can't recommend this climb enough!!


Location: NH : Rumney : Triple Corners : Triple Corners Center : Skunks in the Gym (5.10c)
By: Anna C. When: Apr 29, 2013

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Comments: Even if the chimney is dripping, go for it anyway. The start is not too hard and bolts are just where you want them. And the upper face is always dry!


Location: NH : Rumney : The Hinterlands : The Little People (5.10a)
By: Anna C. When: Sep 24, 2012

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Comments: Well worth it if you're solid at the grade. Great position and fun moves on the upper section. I thought the thrutch to the anchors was in keeping with the rest of the climb ... makes you earn it!


Location: NH : Cathedral Ledge : The Central Wall : Intimidation (5.10b R)
By: Anna C. When: Sep 3, 2010

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Comments: Those downclimbing moves without long-ish legs are more "steps of faith", and if you are seconding and have to unclip the pin before you do them ... definitely spicy.



Location: NH : Pickledish : Spring Morning Wall : J-Crack (5.7)
By: Anna C. When: Aug 30, 2010

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Comments: It can be lead easily, just bring long webbing for the anchor. The first 20 feet doesn't offer much, hence the PG13, but then you clip an old pin and get a bomber cam before stepping into the crack proper. From there, very well protected.


Location: NH : Pickledish : Spring Morning Wall : Shallow Nose (5.9)
By: Anna C. When: Aug 30, 2010

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Comments: The left-most route on Spring Morning wall. Harder than it looks - bring your sticky rubber!


Location: ME : Katahdin : The Armadillo (5.7)
By: Anna C. When: Aug 20, 2010

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Comments: You can do the climb in a day. Leaving from Roaring Brook, the trailhead for Chimney, you add 3.3 miles and 1500 ft up to the approach. If you get an early start, the 8 am cutoff is no problem (and keeps you out of the dark at the end of the day).


Location: NH : Cathedral Ledge : Barber Wall : Final Gesture (5.8)
By: Anna C. When: Aug 7, 2010

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Comments: For a "5.8 Awkward" outing, do Funhouse Left to Black Lung to this. The final, um, "mantle" is so awesome ... can't believe this doesn't get climbed more!!


Location: NH : Whitehorse Ledge : 1. The Cosmic Crag : Cosmic Amazement (5.9)
By: Anna C. When: Aug 4, 2010

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Comments: This is a great climb and an awesome way to finish up the Hotter Than Hell to Inferno link-up if you are solid on 5.9 - a few steps through the woods and there it is. It also seems to be easier if you are short (!).


Location: ME : Katahdin : The Armadillo (5.7)
By: Anna C. When: Aug 4, 2010

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Comments: Thanks for the excellent route description, Brian. The rangers at Chimney were very helpful in terms of beta for the approach, which is a true thrash. As for the climb, with a 60m rope it was easy to run pitch 1 and 2 together and belay on top of the Armadillo, and then do pitch 3 and 4 together and belay on top of the dihedral to split the leads nicely for equally matched climbers. Also be sure to imagine doing the entire climb in mountain boots with hemp rope, and should you be leading the cra... more >>


Location: NH : Cathedral Ledge : The Beast Alcove and Refuse... : Alcove Cracks (5.10)
By: Anna C. When: Aug 4, 2010

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Comments: I agree with a "PG" rating for the crack to the right: Technical 9+ with a committing step-over at the top. I have taken the fall on it and its not bad, just gets the heart rate up ...


Location: NH : Rumney : New Wave : Black Dog Crack (5.10b)
By: Anna C. When: Jun 10, 2010

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Comments: A really fun route! The 6th bolt is actually on Vallee Daze - you get a stance below the roof/crack at the top and reach around the arete to the right to clip it. Then you can step around the arete and head for the anchors, a little runout but on easy ground. Alternatively, bring a couple bigger cams to protect the top in the crack.


Location: NH : Rumney : The Parking Lot Wall : Egg McMeadows (5.9+)
By: Anna C. When: Nov 4, 2009

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Comments: Props to the first ascentionist for not overbolting the top. Always keeps me focused til I clip the anchors - a great climb!


Location: NH : Rumney : The Meadows : Holderness Corner : Holderness School Corner (5.8)
By: Anna C. When: Nov 4, 2009

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Comments: Lead this climb!! Good technique makes it a cruise.

Make sure you save your number 2 cam for the top unless you are comfortable running out 20+ feet to the anchors with marginal to non-existent pro (I placed a .75 cam and a large nut, but they were both pretty bad). You're on easier ground, but still.


Location: NH : Whitehorse Ledge : 6. Echo Roof : Loose Lips (5.10a)
By: Anna C. When: Jun 3, 2009

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Comments: If you are short, like me at 5'6", stepping off that block is a *literal* leap of faith ...


Location: NH : Wild River Crags (aka Evans...
By: Anna C. When: May 7, 2009

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Comments: Shell Pond is a pretty neat set of crags - a few one-pitch slabs and a huge bluff 200 feet high of orange rock and overhangs. It's pretty awesome and showed few signs of development. To get there: Drive up Rt 113, weaving across the NH-ME border, until about 1/2 mile before the AMC's Cold River Campground. Turn left onto Stone House Road, cross a bridge and bear right. Drive until you see a green road gate and park on the right (in early spring you won't make it very far after the bridge due to ... more >>