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Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : Crack In The Woods : Crack In The Woods (5.10c)
By: M Sprague When: 3 days ago

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Comments: This year is an extremely dry year. Do you think that extra 15' will be dry enough normally if it was cleaned and an anchor placed up there?


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Greens Cliff : The Northeastern Crags : Photo
By: M Sprague When: 4 days ago

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Comments: This is above and about 75' to the right of the arete, not visible from the ground and accessed by walking back 30' on the tree ledge from an angling intermediate pitch above Big Red Shoes ( so about above Shape Shifter). I also found a cool tunnel through the cliff from another ledge that comes out right at the second pitch belay. The cliff is very featured here and has several bands of wall set back from the first, visible from the ground rock.


Location: NH : *Rumney : The Hinterlands : Electric Socks (5.8+)
By: M Sprague When: 4 days ago

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Comments: ^^Yikes! No, the block I was referring to with the anchors in it is more van size, if I remember right. I can't picture where a microwave sized block would have come from, but it has been quite a while since I have been on this. Glad nobody was hurt.


Location: NH : *Rumney
By: M Sprague When: Sep 22, 2016

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Comments: Climber discount, Brian, but you have to mention you are a climber. The owners are very climber friendly.


Location: NH : *Rumney
By: M Sprague When: Sep 20, 2016

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Comments: $34 for a tent site (includes showers, but that is for 2 adults and up to 3 children. They give a discount if you mention you are a climber. I know I have never paid $34 even when I had a site to myself ( but maybe bc I'm cool :)) The Little Inn (link above) is really nice and owned by climbers; highly recommended if you can spare the few bucks more, especially late or early in the season.
bakerrivercampground.com/sampl...


Location: NH : *Rumney
By: M Sprague When: Sep 20, 2016

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Comments: Did you mention you are a climber? That seems high. I pay $10 to tent there. It could be bc I usually join friends who have a site. That is the place I would recommend, especially if you have a dog, as they don't allow pets at the place directly across the street from the climbing.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Greens Cliff : The Northeastern Crags : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Sep 6, 2016

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Comments: mountainproject.com/v/sojourn-... is the first route to the right of JGG, actually starting off it. I never see people on it for some reason.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : Sundown Ledge : Main Cliff : Tits Out for the Lads (5.11b)
By: M Sprague When: Sep 6, 2016

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Comments: It's better than Balls Out for The Gals.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Greens Cliff : The Northeastern Crags : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Aug 30, 2016

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Comments: We got up to this pitch by jugging a work rope as the access pitch off the top of BRS is a work in progress, needing a few more bolts and a bunch of cleaning. I'll post it up when it is done, but I have to finish a few more 'high value' projects first.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Greens Cliff
By: M Sprague When: Aug 29, 2016

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Comments: Lots of other people finding and cleaning routes too, but thanks, Rob


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Old Mountain Rd. : Hurry Up I'm Dying (V5-)
By: M Sprague When: Aug 26, 2016

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Comments: Grace, is this on the boulder on the left just in from the parking?


Location: NH : *Rumney : Waimea : China Beach (5.14b)
By: M Sprague When: Aug 26, 2016

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Comments: Great news! I always wondered if that section would really go.


Location: NH : *Rumney : Waimea : China Beach (5.14b)
By: M Sprague When: Aug 26, 2016

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Comments: The line just left of Jaws is Bill Clinton, an open project. I don't know if all the moves have ever been freed through the bulge (super burly), but the rest goes.


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Old Mountain Rd. : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Aug 23, 2016

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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. EDIT - The crack actually climbs pretty nicely. I mus... more >>


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : Crack In The Woods : Closet Full of Klonopin (5.14a) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Aug 22, 2016

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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: Aug 22, 2016

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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 (5.9-)
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


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