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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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All 64 | Routes 18 | Areas 1 | Photos | Page Improvements 1 | Comments 26 | Posts | Stars 18 | Ratings
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Element Zero (FA)

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 70'

ME : Camden Hills : the out back

Sep 20, 2014

The Crozier (FA)

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 40'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 30, 2014

Jerry's Corner

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 40'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 30, 2014

Alpine Spring (FA)

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 35'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 30, 2014

Beautiful Garbage (FA)

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 35'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 30, 2014

The Kuller (FA)

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 50'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 29, 2014

The Real Folk Blues

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (2)

Trad, 1 pitch, 50'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 29, 2014

Cowboy Bebop (FA)

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (2)

Sport, 1 pitch, 40'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 29, 2014

Madam Butterfly

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R (3)

Trad, 1 pitch, 40'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 29, 2014

Common Ground

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2)

Trad, 1 pitch, 50'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 29, 2014

The Million Muppet March (FA)

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (3)

Sport, 1 pitch, 50'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 28, 2014

Mos Eisley (FA)

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (2)

Trad, 1 pitch, 50'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 28, 2014

Treasure Island

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 60'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 28, 2014

Firecracker (FA)

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 30'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 28, 2014

Sparkler (FA)

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 35'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 28, 2014

Scarecrow (FA)

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (2)

Trad, 1 pitch, 30'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 28, 2014

Tin Man (FA)

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 30'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 28, 2014

Crunchy Cat

5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13 (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 160'

NV : Red Rock : ... : Mescalito

Dec 4, 2013

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Guide's Wall

ME : Camden Hills

May 28, 2014

Contributed Comments

 

Location: ME : Camden Hills : The Rampart : Tense Mossworks (5.9+)
By: Ben Townsend When: Aug 21, 2014

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Comments: FA Alan Rees and Ben Townsend, finishing up the thin-crack corner on the left. The name is actually Tense Mossworks -- a lame play on Moss Tentworks, now out of business and apparently long forgotten, which was a maker of high-end tents located in Camden in the 1970s.


Location: VT : Marshfield Ledge : Just for Goobs (5.7+ PG13)
By: Ben Townsend When: Jul 27, 2014

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Comments: Other than being a bit dirty, this route is a New England classic. The rock quality is unexpectedly good! Four one-rope rappels down the route, watching the rope ends on the first two raps as they are both very close to 100'. The last rap anchor is an obvious spruce tree on a ledge to the right, about halfway down the first pitch. We replaced the anchor webbing on the top anchor, and on the tree.

We saw and heard peregrines, but from all available information (including signs at the cliff), th... more >>


Location: VT : Marshfield Ledge
By: Ben Townsend When: Jul 27, 2014

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Comments: As of summer 2014, the logging road that goes right off Railroad Bed East is in great shape. Drive in about half a mile to a clearing and park. A brush pile (with one piece of orange flagging) partially blocks the left fork of the logging road, which is discontinued and grassy. Hike down the left fork for five or ten minutes until a large boulder appears; the climbers' trail takes off to the right here, and is easy to follow.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Mossy Ledges Area : Soylent Green Jeans (5.9+)
By: Ben Townsend When: Apr 21, 2014

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Comments: Nice shady pitch for a hot day. Full value! About 180' total. I dragged up big cams for the anchor and ended up not using them, finding it much more comfortable to belay off small to medium cams and Tricams in the horizontal above the ledge.

We refreshed the rappel webbing. One 60m rope just makes it.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Willow Springs South : Chocolate Tranquility Fount... (5.7)
By: Ben Townsend When: Apr 17, 2014

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Comments: Wonderful climb. The walk-off only adds to the experience, as it navigates easily through some very unlikely-looking terrain.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Willow Springs South : Senior Moment (5.5)
By: Ben Townsend When: Apr 17, 2014

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Comments: Very nice climbing. Apparently it has cleaned up a bit, as we had no issues with rock quality. An esthetic way to reach Chocolate Tranquility Fountain.


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