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Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Old Mountain Rd. : Photo
By: M Sprague When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Has anybody ever heard a name for this one? It is part of the main cluster on the hill down a couple minutes past the gate and off trail up the hill to the right . I know I climbed it at least 10 years ago, but I'm pretty sure it was already established. Unfortunately it doesn't climb as nicely as it looks, but it is well worth doing. There are a bunch of routes, established and potential in this spot.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : Crack In The Woods : Closet Full of Klonopin (5.14a) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: 3 days ago

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Comments: So right of the crack on this face, Morgan? Jerry could be mixing it up. Maybe those bolts are for something else. I guess we need closer inspection and confirmation. There is something going on below the crack. It looks like there is a bolt below the one with a biner on it.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : Crack In The Woods : Closet Full of Klonopin (5.14a) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Hmm, just right of Crack in the Woods? I was looking at a potential line there and didn't see any evidence of previous bolts. It is possible I just missed them or they were patched well. It didn't look like it would be that grade, but you know how that can be.
Handren places Crackhead ~40 rt of Crack In The Woods and Clodapin "..in the center of the overhanging wall just to the left of Pumping Station. It climbs straight up to an anchor jus... more >>


Location: NH : *Rumney : Triple Corners : Triple Corners Right : Twelve Pack (5.10d)
By: M Sprague When: Aug 12, 2016

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Comments: I reclimbed this recently and remembering it was a bit run out, I was glad I brought the random cam that was in the bottom of my pack. It made getting to the bolt a lot more comfortable. A fat finger sized cam or even a large nut will work well. I am contemplating rebolting it a bit, but that will wreck the name, though I guess it could be a dozen bolts and anchor;) I was pleasantly surprised at how good the actual climbing was after all these years, but it was a nice dry day.I agree w... more >>


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Big House Boulders : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Aug 10, 2016

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Comments: I just did the left line yesterday and variations. Mantle the topout right of the point. Onsite it and give me a grade


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Big House Boulders
By: M Sprague When: Aug 10, 2016

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Comments: It is a great local area, nice to have ten minutes from my house. It is not extensive, some boulders are short and there is not much for harder climbing (that I have found so far), but the setting and quality of the rock is up there. There is enough to make some good circuits, especially if you don't mind contriving a little on the shorter ones.


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Big House Boulders : Dance Hall Boulder : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Aug 10, 2016

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Comments: The routes facing you are much better than the photo belies; great routes to start the day


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Greens Cliff : The Northeastern Crags : Shapeshifter (5.8+)
By: M Sprague When: Aug 4, 2016

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Comments: In the initial crack leading to the corner, hang low to get the good footholds or it will feel considerably harder.


Location: NH : WM: Zealand Road / Notch : Mount Oscar : Oscar the Grouch (5.9 PG13)
By: M Sprague When: Aug 2, 2016

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Comments: Nice route, Though I am not quite sure where the 9 part is. Is it down low where the two bolts are? We started to the right of those bolts, so maybe we skipped it.


Location: NH : WM: Zealand Road / Notch : Mount Oscar : Bipolar Brain Flush (5.9)
By: M Sprague When: Aug 1, 2016

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Comments: Nice route, the most natural line about 5.8, depending on how hard you feel the early slab moves are. It was nice having the # 5 Camalot, which I actually used twice. I placed it to protect getting to the further bolt along the crack, then retrieved it once that was clipped and used it again above, though it would be pretty hard to fall out of the crack with your leg jammed in it. It can't be 140' tall as I lowered off with a single rope, a 60m I bel... more >>


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 27, 2016

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Comments: Bolles does look like the closest trail. Maybe I'll take a shwack into it some non climbing day. Being in the Sandwich Wilderness I probably wouldn't put a route up there unless it is incredible and I suddenly get the urge to hand drill, but it probably would be interesting to explore.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Greens Cliff : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 26, 2016

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Comments: Viewed from the Hobbit Hole above Chapney Falls


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Big House Boulders : Dance Hall Boulder : Safety Dance (V2)
By: M Sprague When: Jul 26, 2016

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Comments: It helps to have a good reach on this for the start.


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Big House Boulders : Dance Hall Boulder : Cheating @ Solitaire (V2)
By: M Sprague When: Jul 26, 2016

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Comments: You might be sandbagging, Dana


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Big House Boulders : Dance Hall Boulder : Pants Off Dance Off Arete (V0-1) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 26, 2016

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Comments: What do you think about a second name for the rt hand version, Dana? It really climbs differently, with only one point where you would think about moving around the arete.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 26, 2016

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Comments: Does anybody know anything about these slabs? I think they are here
The picture was taken from the Hobbit Hole (above Champney Falls), looking west. At first I thought they may have been Hedgehog, but they aren't as far west.


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Big House Boulders : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 26, 2016

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Comments: There are 5 or 6 other easier lines on this boulder that turned out much more fun than I expected.


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Big House Boulders
By: M Sprague When: Jul 26, 2016

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Comments: There are at least a couple dozen other problems established in this area so far, I just haven't come up with names for them or the boulders yet. Most are pretty easy, but nice quality so they make a good circuit after work on these hot summer days when you still want to get out and touch some rock. Nice features and movement on generally interesting holds


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Big House Boulders : Dance Hall Boulder : Pants Off Dance Off Arete (V0-1) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 25, 2016

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Comments: Really good. a little highball


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Big House Boulders : Dance Hall Boulder : Water Chute (V0)
By: M Sprague When: Jul 25, 2016

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Comments: Pretty sweet


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Big House Boulders : Dance Hall Boulder : Pants Off Dance Off Arete (V0-1)
By: M Sprague When: Jul 25, 2016

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Comments: They are both really good, but especially the right hand version.


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 25, 2016

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Comments: We called this the Dance Hall Boulder after the building it is in back of, only to realize that it is actually the main house and the real dance hall was further north and no longer there.


Location: NH : *Pawtuckaway : Round Pond : Dopeman (V8) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 12, 2016

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Comments: Beautiful how they build those things.
Hard to believe a squirrel wouldn't jump up and get them for an omelet. Throw in the moth and some mushrooms and it would be all set.


Location: NH : *Cannon Cliff : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 10, 2016

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Comments: You mean they are not rap stations and approximate landing zones?


Location: NH : Great North Woods Region : The Outlook
By: M Sprague When: Jul 9, 2016

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Comments: It is great to see these northern areas added. Thanks


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