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Jon Hydeman and myself at the trailhead to Castleton Tower in the Utah desert.


Member Since: Jun 8, 2011
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Location: CT : CT Bouldering : Quarry Park, Fair Haven Hei...
By: Ryan Barber When: Jan 20, 2014

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Comments: Is this the place with that pointy looking "tower" spire feature behind the commercial buildings that you can see from the highway??


Location: NH : Crag In The Clouds : Photo
By: Ryan Barber When: Apr 15, 2013

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Comments: 171 overlooking the field opposite to a farm I think. Did Jon Fouser ever take you guys up there?


Location: NH : Crag In The Clouds : Photo
By: Ryan Barber When: Mar 27, 2013

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Comments: Is this the cliff??


Location: NH : Rumney : Höhe Hinterland : Wünderkind (5.11c)
By: Ryan Barber When: Mar 24, 2013

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Comments: Getting back to the route, we've all freed it now, so it's open for projecting. Its well worth it if you don't mind the trip up there. Perhaps a good one to hit up on the way down from a session at Crow's Nest. I believe there is still a fixed static line below Crow's Nest which drops you right in.


Location: NH : Rumney : Höhe Hinterland : Wünderkind (5.11c) : Photo
By: Ryan Barber When: Mar 24, 2013

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Comments: This one was very strenuous fixing myself to a tricam under the roof, straddling the lip, and drilling out over my head. Lol.


Location: NH : Rumney : Höhe Hinterland : Wünderkind (5.11c) : Photo
By: Ryan Barber When: Mar 24, 2013

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Comments: Yes Matt it is. Sorry for the late reply. I wish Mtn project would sent you a notice when people reply to your posts or pictures.


Location: NH : Cannon Cliff : 0. Henderson's Buttress
By: Ryan Barber When: Mar 24, 2013

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Comments: I just realized that my last comment was only a matter of symantics, and it doesn't really matter what you call the southern section of the cliff. However, I was wondering if we could put a few sub areas into this section once all the other unlisted routes start getting submitted. That way all the routes and their locations might be more easily organized. For now its probably fine as there are still only a handful of routes posted. Eventually, someone's going to pulloff a repeat of some of t... more >>


Location: NH : Cannon Cliff : 0. Henderson's Buttress
By: Ryan Barber When: Mar 22, 2013

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Comments: Why change the area name to Henderson's Buttress when this is only 1 of the 3 prominent left of the Whitney Gilman Ridge (including the Pinky and the Brain Buttress just right of the Anderson Wall and the Muir Buttress right of that). I thought it more clear when all the routes were listed under the "South End".


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Rumney Ice Climbs : 5.8 Crag : Granny's Bolted Slab (WI2-3)
By: Ryan Barber When: Mar 22, 2013

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Comments: Jim said that it would be fine to practice veirglass and dry point slab technique in the winter on this one. There were at least a few days this season when it would have been worth a go and the bolts are perfectly placed along the little icy patches. Brad, I'm assuming the rating you posted is a trajectory? I haven't climbed it but I thought it might be maybe a half grade higher with a low M rating just because the ice is so thin. Maybe next year we could test the thing out together and get... more >>


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : The Flume
By: Ryan Barber When: Mar 22, 2013

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Comments: That's fine Eric, I was just inquiring on the descriptions in the Sykes and Wilcox guidebooks. One of the routes is listed as WI 4 M 7 or something, but I wasn't exactly sure about its exact location from the description. I guess its towards the back side of the george. There is one route about halfway down the George before you get to the second set of stairs which requires a few drytool moves to gain entry, and then another 50 feet or so of fantastic technical thin ice to a bulgy chimney ro... more >>


Location: NH : Rumney : Wonderland : Photo
By: Ryan Barber When: Mar 15, 2013

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Comments: Very Nice Jeffrey and well organized.


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Rumney Ice Climbs : Wonderland : Wendall's Dike (WI4 M3 R) : Photo
By: Ryan Barber When: Mar 14, 2013

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Comments: Go ahead and post it, and ill let you know if it needs fixes


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Rumney Ice Climbs : Infinity Wall
By: Ryan Barber When: Mar 12, 2013

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Comments: This area is a little different than your average Rumney "crag" and resembles more the areas around Kinsmen Notch warranting a little more adventure and mountaineering style ascents than most of the roadside climbs have to offer. It's great practice for more remote wilderness areas offering solice and pristine environment even though typographically it is not that far out of the way.


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Rumney Ice Climbs : 5.8 Crag : Road Side Diner (WI3-4)
By: Ryan Barber When: Mar 12, 2013

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Comments: I'm afraid climbing and recording the obscure has become a bit of a hobby for Bradley and myself this year seeing as though we live at the base of Rattlesnake. If that makes us hobbyists, or obcurists, or some other strange ism, I am yet unsure. It's really just a game we like to play to keep life interesting.


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Rumney Ice Climbs : 5.8 Crag : Granny's Bolted Slab (WI2-3)
By: Ryan Barber When: Mar 12, 2013

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Comments: Next time I see home around, maybe Ill flag him down and inquire. He bolted a few dirty bomb rock climbs around here which could be great winter practice.


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Rumney Ice Climbs : Wonderland : Wendall's Dike (WI4 M3 R) : Photo
By: Ryan Barber When: Mar 12, 2013

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Comments: The first pitch was actually quite fun at around M3 R. The pin halfway up the pitch feels good to clip.


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Rumney Ice Climbs : Wonderland : Wendall's Dike (WI4 M3 R) : Photo
By: Ryan Barber When: Mar 12, 2013

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Comments: Eric Thatcher posted a write up of "Crow's Nest Gully" which makes for a good continuation of Geographic Factor if you want to extend your climb or even Summit Rattlesnake. I'm not sure if its been written about anywhere else, but I can check the Wilcox book. That has a most of the Rumney ice climbs listed in it.

Here is the link for Eric's Crows Nest Gully page.

www.mountainproject.com/v/crows-nest-gully/106654460

I wanted to take a photo from this perspective that could be used a... more >>


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Rumney Ice Climbs : Wonderland : Wendall's Dike (WI4 M3 R) : Photo
By: Ryan Barber When: Mar 12, 2013

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Comments: So Alone is a rock climb right around the freestanding pillar which I believe goes around 5.11 (though I've never been on it so I'm not sure). The pillar was really nice looking, but it was upwards of 35 degrees temperature, and it would have most certainly collapsed on us.


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Rumney Ice Climbs : Wonderland : Wendall's Dike (WI4 M3 R) : Photo
By: Ryan Barber When: Mar 8, 2013

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Comments: Wow, what a strange shot


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Ice and Mixed Bouldering : Downing Mountain (Eagle Cli...
By: Ryan Barber When: Mar 7, 2013

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Comments: I found another craglet on this hill which has some great bouldering potential for both rock and ice. The weather is a little warm, so most of the good ice is not stable and will have to wait until next year. The rock is schist and basalt (as is most rock in the baker river valley area), I had to back off of a few of the mixed problems as they were driving into the M6 range and I was not comfortable committing to the moves onsight without roped rehearsal, so a few controlled disengagements wer... more >>


Location: NH : Concord Quarries DWS : Little Quarry aka "Fish Qua...
By: Ryan Barber When: Feb 27, 2013

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Comments: That looks like a lot of fun; I love water bouldering.


Location: NH : Waterville Valley : Goodrich Rock Trail
By: Ryan Barber When: Feb 27, 2013

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Comments: Sandwich notch is fun I used to go there in high school.


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Rumney Ice Climbs : Beyond Infinity Wall
By: Ryan Barber When: Feb 27, 2013

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Comments: Thats correct. It's a little better suited for the winter environment. Think along the lines of Jim Shimberg's Granny Slab over on 5.8 because a lot of the ledge resembles that section of rock. There is a nice verglas mixed route (just like Granny's) which would be fun to lead if a few bolts were added. I may add a few bolts this summer to protect some of free hanging icicles which form over on the right hand part of the ledge (for next year). Rumney ice season is about finished for this ye... more >>


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Cannon Ice Climbs
By: Ryan Barber When: Feb 25, 2013

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Comments: Perhaps someone would be willing to do some Mountain Project write-ups of these routes? This would be great for the Mark Richey / Freddie Wilkinson ascent north of Omega as I have found the least information on this particular climb. Icarus, Daedalus, the Minotaur, and Mean Streak all have great topos and route descriptions on other sites and blogs. I feel that our online guidebook is especially lacking as far as Cannon's winter alpine world is concerned. These are some of greatest marks of ... more >>


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Rumney Ice Climbs : 5.8 Crag : Granny's Bolted Slab (WI2-3)
By: Ryan Barber When: Feb 25, 2013

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Comments: Yep. It's definitely Granny's. funny it being bolted on the most mossy and dirty section of the whole cliff. I wonder if Jim anticipated its use as practice for low angle delicate winter technique as it gets a nice glassy coat when the conditions are right.


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