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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: MA : Hammond Pond : Temple Area : Pusherman Wall : Hepatitus (5.12 V5)
By: Ben Dubs When: May 15, 2015

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Comments: I'm in the process of looking for old pictures to compare with what is available now. Unfortunately all I've found is quite grainy. There's a large, light brown spot in and around the crack in the middle/traverse that appears (to me) that opened another key crimp to use rather than stay/match in the crack itself which certainly seemed more strenuous.

Will post pictures since this great climb needs some pictures anyways.

I could just be an incorrect and naive sandbagger in which case I'll remov... more >>


Location: MA : Hammond Pond : Alcove Area - Including the... : Main Alcove Wall : On the Box (V6)
By: Ben Dubs When: Apr 3, 2015

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Comments: I believe this problem has broken, specifically the starting flake. Sit start on left pinch and right crimp are the only obvious starting holds now and does not feel v6. Can anyone confirm this?


Location: MA : Hammond Pond : Temple Area : Pusherman Wall : Hepatitus (5.12 V5)
By: Ben Dubs When: Apr 3, 2015

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Comments: I'd like to propose an updated grade of V4-/V4 for this boulder problem. It truly seems something has broken on this climb and opened easier beta/large holds. How does anyone else feel about this?


Location: International : North America : St. Maarten/St. Martin
By: Ben Dubs When: Dec 4, 2014

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Comments: My girlfriend and I will be in St Martin Jan 17-24th - if anyone knows the areas to DWS solo in or wants to join, climb and explore, we are VERY interested!


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : Sundown Ledge : Main Cliff
By: Ben Dubs When: Oct 3, 2014

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Comments: Any topo for this sweet looking crag?


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (u) Red Wall
By: Ben Dubs When: May 30, 2014

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Comments: Would totally recommend wearing a helmet in this area. Or always when standing under a route. In 2 days I saw 2 separate rock fall incidents last weekene, 1 of which would have absolutely killed a woman and an man with his dog if not for missing by a few feet. All melon sized rock.


Location: MA : Route 9 Boulder
By: Ben Dubs When: Apr 22, 2014

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Comments: Great rock with some really crimpy boulder problems. Bring a few pads and some great spots. Eliminate galore, can make some really hard Vgrades with sit starts.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : The Gallery : A Day in the Life (5.11b)
By: Ben Dubs When: Feb 21, 2014

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Comments: Spooky top out!


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Civilization Crag
By: Ben Dubs When: Dec 11, 2013

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Comments: This place is pretty cool - if still a bit brittle...

Also this area DOES NOT get sun year round. On Nov 30th it was in the shade all day.


Location: NH : *Rumney : Jimmy Cliff : The Beginning of All Things (5.10a)
By: Ben Dubs When: Apr 22, 2013

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Comments: right anchor is very wobbly


Location: NH : *Rumney : Armed and Dangerous Area (M...
By: Ben Dubs When: Nov 20, 2012

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Comments: Ah yep that was certainly the route we really enjoyed that one!

And yes Matt! Thanks for the warm welcome!! We had a blast but we're still getting a feel for the outdoors. Been tackling every 5.8 and 9 we see and we're gonna ramp it up to 10a/b the weekend after turkey day! Slow and steady since we still quite green :)


Location: NH : *Rumney : Armed and Dangerous Area (M...
By: Ben Dubs When: Nov 19, 2012

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Comments: Not sure if an answer to this is listed elsewhere but there is a 3 bolt to anchor route to the left of Anchovy Caper, anyone know the rating for this/what this is called?


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