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Location: NH : WM: Franconia Notch : Hounds Hump Ridge (Eaglet e... : The Eaglet : The West Chimney (5.7) : Photo
By: Brian When: 3 days ago

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Comments: The photo was taken in September 2015.


Location: NH : *Rumney : The Hinterlands : Jolt (5.10a)
By: Brian When: 5 days ago

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Comments: The exposure may feel like 5.10a but the moves feel like 5.9.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Pomagagnon and Cristallo Gr...
By: Brian When: Aug 14, 2016

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Comments: How long is the approach?


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Mount Huntington
By: Brian When: Jul 9, 2016

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Comments: L-R SM variation 5.6, SM 5.9, Perennial 5.9, Perennial variation 5.5

mountainproject.com/v/10627659...


Location: CT
By: Brian When: Jun 21, 2016

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Comments: Anyone ever climb at the abandoned RT 11 road cut in Salem? Access?


Location: CT : CT Bouldering : The Preserve
By: Brian When: Jun 21, 2016

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Comments: Shouldn't this be under the "CT Bouldering" section?


Location: MA : Farley Ledge : Photo
By: Brian When: Jun 19, 2016

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Comments: Does anyone know the rating of the climb just to the left of this? It goes up the arete and then the chimney between the face this guy is on and the left wall. It finishes up left. We were having a debate as to the grade.


Location: NH : WM: Franconia Notch : Hounds Hump Ridge (Eaglet e... : The Eaglet : The West Chimney (5.7) : Photo
By: Brian When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: Be sure to get the photo-op on this climb.


Location: Rhode Island : Snake Den : Temporary Snake Den Sub-Are... : The Land Down Under (5.8)
By: Brian When: May 26, 2016

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Comments: Kasey, I hung a rope on this today and rope-soloed it. I don't mean to be a jerk and sandbag your route but I tried to make it as hard as I could and couldn't come up with anything harder than 5.8. Maybe a reach thing? I'm 5'11". If you do Battle of the Bulge 5.11- over on Crag 6 that should be only slightly harder than a 5.10+. It is WAY harder than this route.


Location: CT : Eastern Highlands : Wolf Rock : Upper Tier : Star Fire (5.1) : Photo
By: Brian When: May 23, 2016

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Comments: It is Star Fire. climbri.org/wolfrock.htm


Location: Rhode Island : Snake Den
By: Brian When: May 17, 2016

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Comments: I've been going here for many years and maybe because of that I've never thought it was hard to find any of the crags. From the second (north) trailhead follow the main trail. You will see crags 1,2,3,4 on your left as soon as you go down a steep hill. To get to Crags 5,6,7 keep going on the trail for a hundred yards or so. You will see a stone wall that crosses the road. Right after that look for a trail on the left where it starts to get swampy. I put a cairn there but it may or may not ... more >>


Location: Rhode Island : Snake Den : Temporary Snake Den Sub-Are... : The Land Down Under (5.8)
By: Brian When: May 16, 2016

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Comments: Thanks Kasey. I have not climbed there. I'll check it out next time I'm at Snake Den. If you are into putting up some FAs check out the cliff I mentioned on the main Snake Den page. I believe it is easiest to access from the power line. Not spectacular...but hey this is RI.


Location: Rhode Island : Snake Den : Temporary Snake Den Sub-Are... : The Land Down Under (5.8)
By: Brian When: May 15, 2016

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Comments: Kasey,

The first parking lot coming from RT 6 or the first lot from RT 5? I may have climbed on that cliff before but whether I've done that exact route is doubtful.
There is an old guidebook on my website. climbri.org/snake.htm

Brian


Location: CT : CT Bouldering : Mystic Areas : Dark Hollow
By: Brian When: May 1, 2016

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Comments: There is lots of rock in the area. Some even tall enough to climb. The problem is most is on private land.

Rock Climbing Photo: Gales Ferry Cliffs
Gales Ferry Cliffs


Rock Climbing Photo: Pohegnut cliff
Pohegnut cliff



Location: Rhode Island
By: Brian When: Apr 30, 2016

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Comments: I'm not sure if any of you are aware of this, I wasn't, but the RI State Park Regulations have changed with regard to rock climbing. It use to just say that rock climbing was permitted in all state parks and management areas except for Fort Wetherill. It now requires a waiver of liability (section below). You can get a copy of the waiver here: climbri.org/DEM-Waiver.pdf You may want to have a copy in your car or pack in case a DEM cop ever asks for it.

"17.9 Rock climbing is perm... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Solar Slab - Lower Tier : Solar Flare (5.10-)
By: Brian When: Apr 30, 2016

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Comments: You can rap this route with a single 60m rope if you traverse right to the anchor on top of Corona for the last rappel.


Location: Rhode Island : Snake Den
By: Brian When: Apr 15, 2016

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Comments: Nickgrai,

Is the cliff down in the southeast area of Snake Den not far from the powerlines and Belfield Drive? If so, I've climbed there. If not, check this place out. JoeM told me about it.

Rock Climbing Photo: Snake Den South
Snake Den South



Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock
By: Brian When: Apr 14, 2016

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Comments: I've heard this pronounced "Tah-keetz" and "Tah-quits." I've read that the Native Americans pronounce it Tah-keetz but I've heard climbers call it Tah-quits. Which is it?


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Black Wall (aka Happy Acres... : All that, Jazz (5.8)
By: Brian When: Apr 12, 2016

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Comments: There is some confusion as to this climb and Geriatric Therapy. Apparently some people consider going left up the left facing corner to the bolted belay and then on to a third pitch a variation of Geriatric Therapy and some a different climb(All That Jazz). For example, the Handren guidebook considers it a variation of Geriatric Therapy. If you look at the photos for the two climbs they show the same left facing corner second pitch. mountainproject.com/v/10804631...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Black Wall (aka Happy Acres... : Geriatric Therapy (5.8)
By: Brian When: Apr 12, 2016

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Comments: There is some confusion as to this climb and All That Jazz. Apparently some people consider the variation of going left up the left facing corner to the bolted belay and then on to a third pitch a different climb(All That Jazz). Some people (Handren guidebook) consider it a variation of Geriatric Therapy. If you look at the photos for the two climbs they show the same (variation) second pitch.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : Photo
By: Brian When: Mar 27, 2016

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Comments: Yup...you are right on. Your chimney was a good reference. It is exactly 29 feet from the highest point to the lowest point of the main cliff. The Firewall is 22 feet. I did some climbs on Firewall that I haven't done in at least 20 years. The rock is as chossy as I remember it.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : Firewall
By: Brian When: Mar 23, 2016

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Comments: When we lobbied the RI DEM back in the Spring of 2010 to specifically include climbing in the new "RI Park and Management Area Rules and Regulations" they had included a provision about no fixed gear. Working behind the scenes we got that taken out. So bolting is neither approved nor prohibited. So if you are discreet about it then it shouldn't be a problem.

From the DEM regulations:

17.9 Rock climbing is permitted at state parks, and management areas except at Fort Wetherill State Park... more >>


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : Photo
By: Brian When: Mar 23, 2016

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Comments: Jeff, Main cliff 35 feet tall? Did you measure it? I doubt it is that tall. More like 20 feet tall. I was there today. Next time I'm there I'll measure it.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Black Wall (aka Happy Acres... : All that, Jazz (5.8) : Photo
By: Brian When: Mar 21, 2016

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Comments: Isn't this the same pitch as Geriatric Therapy? It sure looks the same.

mountainproject.com/v/10804631...


Location: Europe : Turkey
By: Brian When: Mar 1, 2016

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Comments: With an exception of a small portion of Turkey where there are no major climbing areas Turkey is in Asia not Europe. It is in the wrong area.


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