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Location: NH : WM: Oliverian Notch : Owl's Head Cliff (Oliverian... : Jupiter Area : Photo
By: David Powers When: Dec 17, 2015

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Comments: Jupiter on the left, Dallas on the right.


Location: NH : WM: Oliverian Notch : Owl's Head Cliff (Oliverian... : Big Wall : Photo
By: David Powers When: Dec 13, 2015

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Comments: Thanks for the topo Brian. There are four routes on that face. L to R: Energizer, Revelations, an unnamed route just right of Revelations and Captain Hook (the grungy corner). They all appear to be about the same vintage. Your topo looks to me what I would call the right hand route.

It should also be noted that the topo shows two (or more) pitches.


Location: NH : WM: Oliverian Notch : Owl's Head Cliff (Oliverian... : Big Wall : Spare Ribs (5.11+ R)
By: David Powers When: Dec 11, 2015

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Comments: Only safe if you dont fall. This route has some of the worst hardware I have ever clipped. There is a long traverse on the 2nd pitch protected by a half pulled 1/4"er. The crux pitch bolts are some sort of ring bolt that look like they are straight out of East Germany in the 70's. Even with new hardware this would still be a very R route.

I did replace the crux bolt (well below the actual crux) and added at least one bolt to each anchor if not replace the whole anchor. Pitch 1 anchor is natural... more >>


Location: VT : Wheeler Mountain : Photo
By: David Powers When: Nov 29, 2015

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Comments: Almost there. Now you need Upper Wall, right and left.


Location: VT : Wheeler Mountain : The Right Stuff : The Right Stuff (5.9)
By: David Powers When: Nov 13, 2015

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Comments: The guide book has this route listed as R. We added several bolts to it this summer, it is now much safer and more enjoyable classic.


Location: VT : Wheeler Mountain : Photo
By: David Powers When: Nov 8, 2015

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Comments: Nice! You are missing Eagle Point, one of the best crags on the mountain.


Location: NH : WM: Zealand Road / Notch : Sugarloaf : Middle Sugarloaf / Main Fac... : North (right) End Descent G... (3rd) : Photo
By: David Powers When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: Gem hunters. This was done long before Sugarloaf was a popular climbing area.


Location: NH : WM: Zealand Road / Notch : Mount Oscar
By: David Powers When: Aug 26, 2015

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Comments: Mount Oscar was written up in climbing magazine back in the early 90's. I dont have the issue but I do have a post-it note with original route names. These would all be left of Coffee Achievers.
Oscar Mayers 5.6
Caveat Emptor 5.8+
Touch of Grey 5.9
Crescents 5.7
Dont Worry 5.9+
Sight of Line 5.8
Coffee Achievers 5.10+
I assume Caveat Emptor and Touch of Grey are the two unnamed classic lines right as you approach the cliff. Both used to have fewer bolts than they do now by the way.


Location: NH : WM: Waterville Valley : Welch and Dickie Area : Dickey Ledge : The Ocean : Members Only (5.12-)
By: David Powers When: Nov 5, 2011

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Comments: I bet this route has seen very few redpoints. Very hard for .12a.


Location: NH : WM: Waterville Valley : Welch and Dickie Area : Dickey Ledge : The Ocean : Brain Cramp (5.11c/d)
By: David Powers When: Nov 5, 2011

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Comments: I have been waiting for this route to be added. I would say solid 5.11d for sure. I really fought hard to send this one first try.

Glad to see this area being updated. Thanks everyone.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Greens Cliff : The Main Wall : Bull Run (5.10b)
By: David Powers When: Aug 24, 2011

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Comments: Hi Dima, Thanks for adding the route. Lets go with Bull Run for a name. Go with what ever you think is appropriate for a grade.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : The Captain : Kids with Guns (5.7 PG13) : Photo
By: David Powers When: Aug 16, 2011

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Comments: I like the glasses way more than the gun. Looks like great camping there.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : The Captain : Kids with Guns (5.7 PG13)
By: David Powers When: Aug 15, 2011

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Comments: The bears in NH must be bigger and meaner than the ones here in VT.

Nice job guys! I am all for keeping the tradition alive.

I have lead Black Flies up to the crux. I dont remember the firs bolt being that bad. I do remember i was not excited about the repeated falls on a button head at the crux. i think they are 5/16" or 3/8" but still not a lot of confidence.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Owl's Cliff : The Left Cliff : The Alaskan Wall : The Alaskan Slab (5.12a)
By: David Powers When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: This route was the sole reason i went to Owl's and i was not disappointed. Fantastic pitch! I was able to onsite it and did use a stick clip for the first bolt. I dont think there is a move on it harder than .11c but it is damn sustained and every move as hard as the last for most of the first half of the route. I think the grade should stay .12a because it makes me feel good about my climbing abilities.

"What is the 5.10+ slab route right in this zone called? Maybe to the right of the the ... more >>


Location: NH : WM: Oliverian Notch : Owl's Head Cliff (Oliverian... : Big Wall : Van Burren Route (5.11c)
By: David Powers When: Oct 24, 2010

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Comments: This is actually a five pitch route. Pitch one deserves five stars. I believe Chris Dube did the FA.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Greens Cliff : The Main Wall : Greenpeace (5.12a)
By: David Powers When: Oct 24, 2010

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Comments: OH SHIT Mark! You just dashed my hopes and dreams. I got totally spanked on Zonkers a few years ago when i tried it. I dont even know how to do a tape glove so i guess i am out for a free lead.


Location: NH : WM: Oliverian Notch : Owl's Head Cliff (Oliverian... : Big Wall : White Lightning (5.11c/d X)
By: David Powers When: Oct 24, 2010

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Comments: Fantastic climbing but i cant really recommend this one. Ground fall potential for the first half of the route and thats even if the old fixed gear holds. One of the more severe pitches at Owls Head. Four old bolts and bring several lowe balls and micro wires for the expanding thin flakes.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Owl's Cliff : The Right Cliff : Photo
By: David Powers When: Oct 19, 2010

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Comments: OMG!! What a sweet looking wall. So much to climb so little time.


Location: NH : WM: Oliverian Notch : Owl's Head Cliff (Oliverian... : The Nose : The Beak Buttress (the nose... (5.7 PG13)
By: David Powers When: Sep 24, 2010

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Comments: From the line you drew on the photo it appears you started up a route called Jupiter (not on this site) then traversed on to the Nose or as called here Beak Buttress. We saw you guys on our way out on Sun, must of been a late one for you. Good job on taking it to the top. How did you get back down?


Location: NH : WM: Oliverian Notch : Owl's Head Cliff (Oliverian... : Big Wall : The Rapper (5.10d R)
By: David Powers When: Sep 19, 2010

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Comments: I replaced the first two bolts on this route. They were both old self drills and each protected a serious runout. The first one seemed in ok shape but the second broke off with a few whacks with a hammer. I plan to replace the other three and patch the holes. I also think the upside down pin above the second bolt should be replaced with a bolt. The pin is very old and the feature to fragile to replace the pin.
We did the route in two pitches to the belay at the crux pitch of Spare Ribs. Doing i... more >>


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Greens Cliff : The Main Wall : Ginsu Flake (5.9+)
By: David Powers When: Aug 23, 2010

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Comments: Nice climbing on a fragile flake. Bolts are spaced with groundfall potential so bring a number 4 camalot for "mental" protection, just don't fall on it. I placed a two bolt anchor at the top because this route deserved more than a bushy 5.3 down climb. The previous belay was nuts in a poor flake.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Greens Cliff : The Main Wall : Green Party (5.11- PG13)
By: David Powers When: Aug 23, 2010

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Comments: Matt Elliott is the name. Thanks again Mark for all the work you put into the place. Hope to see you there again next weekend.


Location: VT : Bolton Area
By: David Powers When: Apr 20, 2010

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Comments: Hi Chris, Part of me does not care but the other part loves the adventure climbing aspect. In a previous post you mentioned splitter cracks at this chossy place. Did you find Eagle Point crag? It sounded like you got around the place a bit.
If you or Colin have any bouldering FA info i would like to get it for record keeping.


Location: VT : Bolton Area
By: David Powers When: Apr 17, 2010

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Comments: Looks like you have everything in Vermont covered. Not much more to add.


Location: NH : WM: Oliverian Notch : Owl's Head Cliff (Oliverian... : Big Wall : Spare Ribs (5.11+ R)
By: David Powers When: Apr 17, 2010

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Comments: Amazing and complex route.Fear factor on this thing is terrific especially with the bolts being in such terrible shape. All the fixed pins came out in my hand. Very memorable lead on each pitch.


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