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Member Since: Nov 9, 2006
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Total Points: 6,203
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Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: 1 day ago

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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: 2 days ago

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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: 2 days ago

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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: 2 days ago

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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: 2 days ago

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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: 2 days ago

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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: 2 days ago

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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: 2 days ago

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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: 3 days ago

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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: 4 days ago

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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: 4 days ago

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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: 4 days ago

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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


Location: NH : *Rumney : The Northwest Passage : Lateralus (5.12a)
By: M Sprague When: Jun 30, 2016

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Comments: Cool, have fun


Location: NH : *Rumney : The Northwest Passage : Lateralus (5.12a)
By: M Sprague When: Jun 28, 2016

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Comments: Nope, sorry.


Location: NH : *Rumney : The Northwest Passage : Lateralus (5.12a)
By: M Sprague When: Jun 27, 2016

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Comments: This route is so lonely. It gets no loving :(


Location: NH : *Rumney : Orange Crush : Tin Monkeys (5.13b) : Photo (Copy)
By: M Sprague When: Jun 17, 2016

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Comments: Hardest bare foot ascent at Rumney that I know of :))


Location: NH : *Rumney
By: M Sprague When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: At Rumney we are moving more toward using Ram's Horns (also called Pig Tails) at the top anchors to provide a strong, durable, replaceable and easy to use means for lowering off that doesn't require untying. Someone posted this video in a thread


Take a look. It should help those not yet familiar with the horns.

Of course, as with other fixed anchors, avoid top roping through them directly by using you own gear to take the w... more >>


Location: NH : *Rumney : Orange Crush : Orangahang (5.12a/b)
By: M Sprague When: Jun 14, 2016

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Comments: Most wouldn't really call it "safe" to just use trad gear. The one person who I know lead it while placing gear regularly solos that grade and had climbed the route many times, so he was probably comfortable having protection for only parts of the route. It is schist and quite soft and it has gotten pretty polished in parts (holds break too). Frankly, I think it is not the brightest idea, but it is your decision. I can think of plenty of other w... more >>


Location: NH : *Rumney : The Crow's Nest : Sea Breeze (5.9)
By: M Sprague When: Jun 14, 2016

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Comments: The Crow's nest is not usually included in the bird ban, though you should probably avoid using the rap anchor on the far left side that drops you into Yellow Knife gully.


Location: Rhode Island : Snake Den : Temporary Snake Den Sub-Are... : The Land Down Under (5.8)
By: M Sprague When: Jun 3, 2016

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Comments: 4 stars, eh? As good as Astroman, China Beach or Ant's Line ;) Kasey, we've got to get you around a bit more. Two or even one star routes are still fun and may leave you grinning (especially if your own routes) Watch out for that new route bug!


Location: NH : WM: Zealand Road / Notch : Sugarloaf : Middle Sugarloaf / Main Fac... : The Green Mile (5.7)
By: M Sprague When: May 26, 2016

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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: May 22, 2016

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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 >>


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