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Location: NH : WM: Zealand Road / Notch : Sugarloaf : Middle Sugarloaf / Main Fac... : The Green Mile (5.7)
By: M Sprague When: 1 day ago

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Comments: According to posts further down in this link neclimbs.com/SMF_2/index.php/t... it is an Ed Webster and Paul Cormier route, Sea of Green. Looks like a destination route.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Greens Cliff : The Northeastern Crags
By: M Sprague When: 5 days ago

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Comments: It sounds like you were over at the Premarital area, Ira. It is basically at the same level as the lower part of the Bigfoot area, but you go up and down a little traversing over to it. That is the wettest of the Greens walls, so I would expect it would be soaked this time of year.

You get to the Beanstalk Wall by going a little way up the big gully between the Bigfoot and Premarital areas and exiting out the left side of it on the climber's trail which takes you above the Premarital wall. The... more >>


Location: NH : *Rumney : Armed and Dangerous Area (M... : Mesresha (5.13b)
By: M Sprague When: May 17, 2016

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Comments: When I got on it at least, it was basically like dynoing between upright razor blades.


Location: NH : *Pawtuckaway : North Marsh Boulders (aka S... : Pace Is The Trick (V7-8)
By: M Sprague When: May 6, 2016

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Comments: The Brush


Location: ME : Daggett Rock
By: M Sprague When: May 5, 2016

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Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : Crack In The Woods : Photo
By: M Sprague When: May 3, 2016

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Comments: Was it all bolted originally or mixed? I didn't see any bolts, so it must have been chopped, though I didn't rap in and check closely. If you remember a name or any other details it would be great to have a route entry for it.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : Sundown Ledge : Boulder Loop Trail Boulders : Moose Ball ArĂȘte (V4+ PG13)
By: M Sprague When: May 3, 2016

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Comments: Cool. Gave you credit, Bob. It would be great to have any other problems you remember entered. I hope to get over there to explore around more this year.


Location: NH : *Rumney : The Northwest Passage : Double D's (5.12c) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: May 2, 2016

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Comments: That's Mister to you!


Location: Rhode Island : Rockville : Blue Pond Boulders : Sean Timothy Gilman Boulder...
By: M Sprague When: May 2, 2016

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Comments: Haha, I called it that when I edited the area overview because he discovered it, and I didn't know of any other name.


Location: NH : *Rumney : Armed and Dangerous Area (M... : The White Buttress (5.9)
By: M Sprague When: Apr 27, 2016

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Comments: Was the 3rd pitch of the old line Slick. I have heard that Tim Gotwells actually lead this pitch first, but he was the "new kid" so credit was overlooked.


Location: NH : *Rumney : Armed and Dangerous Area (M... : Slick (5.7)
By: M Sprague When: Apr 27, 2016

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Comments: Chime in on the grade and gear sizes if you have done this lately. I wasn't paying attention last time I did this as a quick TR after Cloud.


Location: NH : *Rumney : Armed and Dangerous Area (M... : Arugula, Arugula (5.10a)
By: M Sprague When: Apr 25, 2016

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Comments: Corrected. AAA is to the right of Toxic Gumbo. Boats from Cuba, as described here, is a second pitch (originally approached via a traverse from the Iron Man ledge, but now more commonly from The Big Easy)


Location: NH : *Rumney : Main Cliff Right : Charity Case (5.9) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Apr 21, 2016

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Comments: Yup, Charity Case, about 1000 ft to the right off route :)) At least you weren't up at the Summit Cliff looking for the 5.8 Crag. I've seen that before, haha.


Location: NH : *Rumney : Main Cliff Right : Charity Case (5.9) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Apr 21, 2016

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Comments: Looks to me like he is further right, possibly on Charity Case. That is the Iron Man wall of the Main Cliff all off to the left and the Freebird buttress straight above the rope.


Location: NH : *Rumney : Waimea : Tsunami (5.12c) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: fingery piano match where her hands are and make a big rock over (I used my toe at the lip rather than a heel) and reach hard to a right side pull, bring left toe up to match by the left hand. At that point I think I stabilize and pop the left up I think to the small edge below the draw and then move the right up to a better hold for clipping(been a while)


Location: NH : *Rumney : Triple Corners : Triple Corners Right : Middle Man (5.10b)
By: M Sprague When: Apr 12, 2016

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Comments: aka Lee Gets Pulled Aside


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : Fat and Happy area : Glenna (V0)
By: M Sprague When: Mar 31, 2016

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Comments: The nicest route on this boulder IMO, though it could currently use a fresh brushing. Good quality rock.

Does anybody already have a name for this? It was obviously at least partially cleaned before.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : Fat and Happy area : Blair Witch (V5+)
By: M Sprague When: Mar 31, 2016

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Comments: Sean, do you mean the rock to the right of the big split is off, or the rock just left of the arete kind of below the incut hold, which has lots of vertical splits in it is off?
First go I jammed my fingers too tightly in the horizontal, kind of botched the feet and got the bad part of the sloper so had to climb down and thought the route was kind of nasty, but after doing the two routes to the right I came back and hit it right (used foot holds right on the arete to be able to get the sloper s... more >>


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By: M Sprague When: Mar 31, 2016

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Comments: Sweet! Any good new lines open up?


Location: NH : *Rumney : Triple Corners : Triple Corners Left : Where am I ? (5.10a)
By: M Sprague When: Mar 28, 2016

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Comments: Nick, I definitely went to the right, maybe even around the arete and it feeling slightly spicey. Being tall should help. It has been a long time so my recollection is hazy. I seem to remember reaching out left to clip not up and being above the preceding bolt some. I never really cleaned the bottom but the upper part was scrubbed when I put the route up.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Greens Cliff : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Mar 25, 2016

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Comments: reached from the 302 side, not the Kanc. The fact that it is 5 min walk off the dirt road and can't be seen from the car keeps the crowds down, plus the water seemed colder than further down stream. Dive in deep and wowa.


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

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Comments: I bet it is closer to 30. It seems as as tall as my chimney which is about that.


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

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Comments: Good to know, Brian. There are a couple lines on the main wall that would make nice moderate sport routes, but that area is one of the few places in RI where hikers can get a little feeling of being in the mountains (even though people throw trash over it), so I think it should be left natural. The Fire Wall would probably be OK if we used Wave bolts and painted them to match the rock.


Location: NH : *Rumney
By: M Sprague When: Mar 23, 2016

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Comments: The Little House Inn It is owned by local climbers Pete and Shana Jackson (great people) and is right in the Rumney village, across the street from the Common Cafe and only 1/2 mile from the crags. They have both bunks and private rooms and a well equipped kitchen available to guests. I stayed last fall and waking up in a big elegant bed with tons of pillows and a view over the village I was thinking I wanted to move in permanently.


Location: Rhode Island : Pettaquamscutt Rock : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Mar 23, 2016

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Comments: Fistjam 5.5


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