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Last Visit: Feb 3, 2015
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Page Improvements = 3
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All 824 | Routes 7 | Areas | Photos 13 | Page Improvements | Comments 124 | Posts 2 | Stars 593 | Ratings 85
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Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : Lotta Balls Wall : Bruja's Brew (5.9)
By: twellman When: Apr 1, 2014

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Comments: I though this route was easily as good as Lotta Balls and Black Magic. Great variety on the first pitch (don't miss the bolt around the corner once the Lotta Balls anchor is in sight), spicy second pitch, WILD but easy 3rd pitch, and fun easy corner to finish. Overall a great route with some spicy easier climbing but good pro for the hard parts.

Location: NH : Rumney : Monsters from the Id : Heaven (5.11a) : Photo
By: twellman When: Feb 20, 2014

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Comments: He looks pretty happy in the corner to me... in fact, one might even say he's in heaven.

Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Blair Woods : Pinnacle & Forgotten Boulde... : Cracker Jack (V1)
By: twellman When: Nov 29, 2013

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Comments: The sit start it pretty good, probly more like V2. Fun problem.

Location: OR : Willamette Valley : Flagstone : North Wall : Joy Luck Club (5.12a)
By: twellman When: Sep 22, 2013

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Comments: This is one excellent sport climb. Hard almost all of the way, multiple cruxes and rests, super well bolted, and great to project. Get on it if you're up there!

Location: NH : Rumney : Apocalypse Walls : Apocalypse Later (5.11c/d)
By: twellman When: Sep 22, 2013

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Comments: Ed, it should be noted that: (a) several of the people who gave this route 4 stars have climbed all over Rumney, and well beyond, and still consider this a great route; and (b) despite all of your long-winded complaints, you didn't even vote on the quality of the route. Fortunately, you only get one vote. Maybe you are mad that your own routes aren't getting higher star ratings?

Location: NH : Rumney : Photo
By: twellman When: Sep 21, 2013

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Comments: looks high on the hill... any good looking lines on it?

Location: NH : Rumney : Orange Crush : Tin Man (5.13a)
By: twellman When: Aug 27, 2013

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Comments: It seems the Tin Man is now missing his "heart"... how fitting.

Location: ID : City of Rocks : Transformer Corridor : Short Circuit (5.10a)
By: twellman When: Aug 16, 2013

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Comments: Crazy opening move (wouldn't want to miss... you'd certainly come back down onto the boulder) and fun easier climbing to the top.

Location: ID : City of Rocks : Elephant Rock : Elephant Rock - East : The Pygmies Got Stoned (5.10a) : Photo
By: twellman When: Aug 16, 2013

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Comments: Actually, dead on... the bolts are all a big reach out left to clip. It is a bit of a joke.

Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Superratic Pillar : Great White Behemoth (5.12a/b)
By: twellman When: Aug 15, 2013

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Comments: Probably was a bit more perfect (and easier) in its earlier days... a bit polished now. Wonderful climbing nonetheless!

Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Home Alone : Always Keep it Loaded (5.12a) : Photo
By: twellman When: Aug 13, 2013

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Comments: This photo, and the one in the guide, make it seem like the route is overhung. Not true! It climbs more like a steep slab, never quite making it to vertical.

Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Wall of Denial : Zombie Leprachauns (5.11d)
By: twellman When: Aug 13, 2013

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Comments: Very fun route, will get better with more traffic. Though probably not 5.12 overall, there is a whole lot of 5.11 climbing on this one!

Location: NH : Rumney : Buffalo Pit
By: twellman When: Aug 11, 2013

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Comments: I've seen that route too, all lonely out there.... it'd not the 11d (not in the book at all), looks more like 5.9 or 5.10.

Location: NH : Rumney : Infinity Wall
By: twellman When: Aug 10, 2013

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Comments: Hey Lee. A friend of mine and I put up that slab last fall. We used the bolts from the crack anchor to clean/bolt it, and were planning to come back and put in an anchor, but forgot about it. I'll go out sometime in the near future and take care of it. It's probably about 5.6, short but nice edgy slab climbing. It will be a good way to get up there to set up a toprope on the cracks. I'll add it to MP after we finish it.

Location: NH : Rumney
By: twellman When: May 17, 2013

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Comments: Anyone know if you can use the America the Beautiful national parks pass for parking at Rumney? Maybe you just leave the card on your dashboard?

Location: NH : Rumney : The Crow's Nest : Scuttlebutt (5.6)
By: twellman When: Apr 21, 2013

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Comments: Lee, I think it would be appropriate to remove the PG13 rating, given the super safe bolting of the climb. Wouldn't want anyone to miss out on scuttling their butt up this one because of a false sense of danger.

Location: NH : Rumney : Infinity Wall
By: twellman When: Mar 1, 2013

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Comments: I found the infinity wall this past summer by continuing out past the bakery for about 10 minutes, passing a few small crags without much potential on the way. When we got to the wall, we said, hmm this looks cool, let's put our stuff down here and go find the infinity wall. After about 30 minutes aimlessly searching, we found our way back and then realized that it was actually the infinity wall. So, in conclusion, it is not as impressive as its name may imply. Marks description is good, and it ... more >>

Location: NH : Rumney : Waimea : Technosurfing (5.12b) : Photo
By: twellman When: Dec 18, 2012

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Comments: haha nice lee. thought i saw some blue smears last time i was up there. was this the FSA?

Location: NH : Rumney : Jimmy Cliff : Photo
By: twellman When: Dec 2, 2012

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Comments: Probly LeCours Heli-Tours, LLC.

It's funny how the clippity slab is almost exactly 45 degrees. I'm almost tempted to get out my protractor to confirm this.

Location: NH : Rumney : Orange Crush : Predator (5.13b)
By: twellman When: Nov 13, 2012

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Comments: Ha Lee clearly it was the clothes holding you back. If you take your pants off, you'll probly send China Beach next weekend.... if you can find someone to belay you.

Location: NH : Rumney : The North West Territories : Primitive Times (5.8)
By: twellman When: Oct 18, 2012

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Comments: I think this could be a nice climb if it were thoroughly cleaned and retrobolted. The corner certainly is a nice feature, and the reason it's so dirty is because no one climbs it, being a non-splitter trad route at Rumney. Anyone else have an opinion on this?

Location: NH : Cathedral Ledge : Airation Buttress : Airation (5.11a) : Photo
By: twellman When: Oct 16, 2012

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Comments: Kevin, how did you mislabel yourself as someone else?

Seeing your fingers in those locks makes me want to go climb this again...

Location: NH : Rumney : Armed and Dangerous Area (M... : Fish Corner (5.10b V1- R)
By: twellman When: Sep 23, 2012

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Comments: I also think this is deserving of a lower, stick-clippable bolt. The corner is quite fun, and I think the reason no one climbs it is because all the bolts are after the crux!

Mark, does the bolt need to be a glue-in?

Location: NH : Rumney : Armed and Dangerous Area (M... : Mesresha (open project) (5.12+)
By: twellman When: Sep 12, 2012

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Comments: After seeing this route the other day in person, I don't see the big problem with it, as long as the potential loose rock has been thoroughly cleaned, which it sounds like Mike took care of. Although I don't think it'll get much traffic (a 12+ in a sea of classic 10's, with classic 12+'s just up the hill), it is pretty discrete, hiding behind the trees there (except for the red tape! Mike, did you send it yet?). If it's a squeeze, then so are Techno and Aquarius, but no one is going to complain ... more >>

Location: NH : Rumney : The Parking Lot Wall
By: twellman When: Sep 11, 2012

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Comments: Thanks for the info Mark. Is it the cut-leaf toothwort, the same one they put up the fence near Flesh for? I think it would be helpful for someone with good knowledge of the rare plants in the area to put some of that info (and photos if possible) here on MP. Most people, including myself, wouldn't know the difference between rare plants and weeds. Maybe we could work that out with someone from the forest service.

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