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Location: NH : New Durham Area (South of ... : Longstack Precipice : Indigenous Wall : Pirates of Longstack (5.10 PG13)
By: BALDY When: May 8, 2014

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Comments: Aaarrrrrrrr Matey, I like the name.


Location: NH : Sandwich Notch : Highlander Wall : Letting Go (5.10-)
By: BALDY When: Jun 18, 2012

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Comments: Nope, Misguided starts just to the right of this one and ends with a small crack at the top of the cliff.


Location: NH : Waterville Valley : Welch and Dickie Area : Dickey Ledge : The Dark Side : Dark Crack (5.9 PG13)
By: BALDY When: Oct 19, 2011

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Comments: Lee, if it's the one I'm thinking of, it's wide....More of a tight chimney than an off width for much of it. It's an awesome line, and a real grunter. As far as steepness, I would say it's nearly vertical...


Location: NH : Waterville Valley : Welch and Dickie Area : Dickey Ledge : The Ocean : Learn to Swim (5.11-)
By: BALDY When: Oct 14, 2011

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Comments: Someone told me that the name of this route is "Learning to Swim." It shares the same anchor as "Sex on the Beach." There is a new second pitch w/ a few bolts that goes at .10c.


Location: NH : Band M (CLOSED) : 3 Wogs (5.10a)
By: BALDY When: Sep 5, 2010

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Comments: This route is shorter than 200', and much shorter than the description in the Webster guide. You can rap from the double bolt anchor at the top of the second pitch to the ground with one 60 meter rope. The aforementioned guide pegs the 1st pitch at .10a and 90' (its more like 40')and the second at 5.7, 120' (which is actually 70').


Location: NH : Humphrey's Ledge : The Geriatric Walls : Lost and Found (5.10c/d)
By: BALDY When: Jul 3, 2010

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Comments: Chris, yes I think .10c is fair. Nice addition to crag! Is that your red tagged route to the left?


Location: NH : New Durham Area (South of ... : Devil's Den : The Outback Wall : Hidden Treasure (5.10+)
By: BALDY When: Jun 16, 2010

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Comments: Challenging and technical right from the first bolt. Great route that doesn't let up until the very end. Top out after clipping the anchor for full value, and great views of the lake.


Location: NH : Rumney : Armed and Dangerous Area (M... : Fish Corner (5.10b V1- R)
By: BALDY When: Jun 9, 2010

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Comments: I certainly see where Matt and Lee are coming from, thinning the crowds is good. BUT I think it is nice to have a .10 like this at Main Left where it takes a certain level of commitment, and you get that "don't fall now" feeling.


Location: NH : Humphrey's Ledge : The Geriatric Walls : Lost and Found (5.10c/d)
By: BALDY When: May 5, 2010

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Comments: What a cool route. I didn't use gear, because i didn't bring any, and it wasn't too bad (just be careful on the second clip). The slab to the anchor after the crux was a little runout, but easy.


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Frankenstein Ice Climbs : Amphitheater Area : Smear (WI3)
By: BALDY When: Jan 17, 2010

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Comments: Although this flow can be ascended using WI3 ramps, you have to go out of your way to avoid the difficulties. The cleanest and most obvious line goes at WI4....Something to keep in mind if your signing up for a 3.


Location: NH : Rumney : Below the New Wave : Debbie Does CPR (5.11a)
By: BALDY When: Nov 29, 2009

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Comments: It might be a "one move wonder"....but it's a hell of a fun move.


Location: NH : Whitehorse Ledge : 2. South Buttress : Atlantis Area : Tranquility (5.10b)
By: BALDY When: Nov 23, 2009

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Comments: I know the original first pitch climbs a wandering, not-so protection friendly 5.7 (ledgefall potential) line in the space between HTH and Cold Day in Hell. This also is where the most common decent route for the South Buttress falls....which is why it's often avoided.
Also, it's possible to climb the last pitch of inferno instead of the heady .10c last pitch of tranquility...which seems to be the most popular option.


Location: NH : Cathedral Ledge : Thin Air Face : Pro Choice (5.10c)
By: BALDY When: Nov 23, 2009

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Comments: Yeah, that was me. This climb was one of the few that were dry on the cliff that day. Nice job on The Prow.


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Frankenstein Ice Climbs : Amphitheater Area : Screaming (M5)
By: BALDY When: Oct 29, 2009

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Comments: This route makes an excellent direct start/first pitch to Banshee(WI3) or Wildthing(WI4).


Location: NH : White's Ledge
By: BALDY When: Oct 26, 2009

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Comments: I took the 2nd, shorter approach, as described in the Webster guide and found it surprisingly easy. 4/10 of a mile past the Y intersection you will see "Ricks Road," a dirt road that follows the bank of the saco. Follow this road until you see an old logging road w/ a small pullout on the right when you are directly below the cliff. Park, and follow the logging road (along with pipe cleaners wrapped around sapplings) until you find the cairns that will lead you up through the talus to the bas... more >>


Location: NH : Square Ledge (Pinkham Notch...
By: BALDY When: Oct 26, 2009

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Comments: Another climb of note is a 5.10ish finger crack that breaks off left onto the steep face half way up "The Chimney" route. It protects well, and is on par with the other classic hard route "Thriller Arete."