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Location: NH : Rumney : Triple Corners : Triple Corners Left : Man With a Hueco in His Tig... (5.11b)
By: twellman When: May 10, 2010

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Comments: I think this route might actually feel more like 10d, especially when you know the moves... there is no way in hell it is as hard as Flyin Hawaiin. Stick clipping the second bolt, which is not a bad idea with that rock below you, makes it considerably easier.


Location: NH : Rumney : Orange Crush : Lions and Tigers and Bears (5.11b)
By: twellman When: Apr 28, 2010

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Comments: Where do you belay from? The double eyebolt anchor below orangahang? Or the bottom of the slab?


Location: NH : Rumney : The Meadows : Holderness Corner : Flesh For Lulu (5.12a/b)
By: twellman When: Apr 18, 2010

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Comments: So was the FA done with 2 bolts plus gear, or only 2 bolts on the whole climb?


Location: NH : Rumney : Waimea : Flying Hawaiian (5.11b)
By: twellman When: Apr 17, 2010

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Comments: Did this route for the second time today, and it was really fun. Definitely more of a mental game than a physical one, but there is just so much good climbing in this one line that you'd be at a loss if you missed out. So get on it!


Location: NH : Rumney : The Hinterlands : Hot Head (5.10c)
By: twellman When: Apr 17, 2010

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Comments: Some funky climbing, especially if you are tall. Also, if you don't use any extended draws, the rope drag is NASTY at the end. Definitely some cool moves in there though.


Location: NH : Rumney : Jimmy Cliff : Clip a Dee Doo Dah (5.3)
By: twellman When: Apr 14, 2010

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Comments: That's funny.... broke up with my girlfriend at the middle anchor of this one.... naturally I had to free solo the second pitch.... haha jk.

I think lady and the tramp actually has a bit of a better anchor for propositions, but that is quite a nice place ragardless! Congrats!


Location: NH : Rumney : The Crow's Nest : Scuttlebutt (5.6)
By: twellman When: Apr 13, 2010

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Comments: Why the PG13 rating? There are like 6 bolts in 30 feet. Perhaps because a fall would suck you into the chimney?

This route is really fun for how short it is. Also, felt a bit harder than 5.6 when done staying outside the chimney and stemming, but real fun nonetheless.


Location: NH : Rumney : Main Cliff : Rock Du Jours Direct (5.9+)
By: twellman When: Apr 11, 2010

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Comments: I noticed that two of the one-star votes were from people who only did the first pitch, according to their notes. I don't think it's fair to rate a climb based on only doing one half. You wouldn't climb flyin hawaiin up to the dihedral, then come down and say, "eh, it's just alright."

The second pitch is quite awesome, and I would agree with Mark that it vies for best 9 at Rumney. Super exposure, amazing views, awesome holds and a nice feeling of adventure, not to mention you get to top out mai... more >>


Location: NH : Rumney : Apocalypse Walls : Captain Fingers (5.11c)
By: twellman When: Apr 8, 2010

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Comments: Are you supposed to move out left to the arete near the top? I did, and it was nice!


Location: NH : Rumney : Apocalypse Walls : Captain Fingers (5.11c) : Photo
By: twellman When: Apr 8, 2010

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Comments: Is he using double ropes? On a sport route? Looks like it.....


Location: NH : Rumney : The Crow's Nest : Saint Elmo's Fire (5.11d)
By: twellman When: Apr 4, 2010

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Comments: Finally got on this climb today, and it was awesome! The bottom part is fun warm-up through the crux of Keel-Ho, then you get to the sweet undercling traverse. There are definitely sweet spots on the undercling, and finding them and avoiding the crappy parts is key to hanging on. The feet are pretty good the whole way, too.

If you want to do an 11d without any hard clips, this is a good one!


Location: NH : Rumney : The Crow's Nest : Ill Gotten Booty (5.9+)
By: twellman When: Apr 4, 2010

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Comments: The climb itself is nothing amazing, but the exposure and the view from the top definitely make it worth it. And how often do you get to pull on flakes that bend?


Location: NH : Rumney : The Crow's Nest : Calypso (5.10c)
By: twellman When: Apr 4, 2010

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Comments: Fun little climb. Sometimes the good holds are hard to find, and awkward to use. The crux over the last bulge feels pretty tough, and is probably much harder if you can't figure out a good sequence.


Location: NH : Rumney : The Crow's Nest : Saint Elmo's Fire (5.11d)
By: twellman When: Mar 23, 2010

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Comments: Haha St Elmo's Fire is a (classic) 80's song by John Parr. Don't listen to it though, cuz you won't be able to stop for at least 2 weeks.


Location: NH : Rumney : Starship Enterprise : Space...Madness (5.12b)
By: twellman When: Mar 23, 2010

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Comments: Nice addition, Lee. I've looked at those ledges a few times while at Starship and thought there might be some good climbing in there. I'll definitely give it a spin next time I'm out there and let you know what I think.


Location: NH : Rumney : Main Cliff : Underdog (5.10a) : Photo
By: twellman When: Mar 18, 2010

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Comments: Haha this is a good photo.... I recall many times groping around up there for a few seconds, and just as I start to worry, my hand sinks into that huge juggy part.... phew!!


Location: NH : Rumney : The Hinterlands : Electric Socks (5.8+)
By: twellman When: Mar 16, 2010

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Comments: I did this climb with my dad belaying me after teaching him how to belay 30 minutes earlier..... it was quite an adventure! The climb goes way out of sight and almost out of earshot of the belayer, so once you pull up onto the slab you have a nice moment of solitude with an amazing view to enjoy.

Get on it! Might be better than Junco...


Location: NH : Rumney : Main Cliff : Photo
By: twellman When: Mar 15, 2010

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Comments: I think this linkup is better than taking the gold digger finish. A good way to warm up, and get those stemming muscles going.


Location: NH : Rumney : The Crow's Nest : Saint Elmo's Fire (5.11d)
By: twellman When: Mar 12, 2010

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Comments: Hmmm I'm pretty sure John Parr has the FA on this one..... teeheehee....


Location: NH : Rumney : 5.8 Crag : Blueballs at Christmas (5.11c R)
By: twellman When: Mar 10, 2010

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Comments: I did the blue balls start today on toprope up to the romancing traverse, and it was real awesome climbing. Good reachy crimpy tricky stuff. I would say it felt easier than 11c, and it's actually in the new guide as 11b which is probly what I'd pin on it. Certainly the moves would have been harder to commit to with some questionable trad gear backing me up... maybe some day.


Location: NH : Rumney : Bonsai : Masterpiece (5.10a)
By: twellman When: Mar 8, 2010

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Comments: My first barefoot 10a (on toprope), and a great one for it! It's actually not much harder barefoot, cuz you can use your toes to "grab" some of the many horizontal ledges. The stemming moves at the top are a little more saucy too.


Location: MA : Quincy Quarries : K Wall (aka M Face) : Photo
By: twellman When: Mar 1, 2010

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Comments: Wow, that is indeed amazing.


Location: NH : Rumney : Armed and Dangerous Area (M... : Sesame Street (5.10c)
By: twellman When: Mar 1, 2010

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Comments: This route is quite long and fun. However, I would say many of the words used to describe it here could be used even more appropriately to describe Millennium Falcon... multiple cruxes, adventurous, beautiful view, best 10c at Rumney. Both great climbs!


Location: NH : Rumney : Darth Vader : Storm Troopers (5.12c)
By: twellman When: Feb 21, 2010

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Comments: Whenever I look at this route, I always have trouble imagining how someone would climb it, because the feet look so non-existent. Hopefully this year I will see someone on it. If anyone happens to have a video of someone on it, I would be very interested!


Location: NH : Rumney : Darth Vader : Jedi Mind Tricks (5.12b)
By: twellman When: Feb 20, 2010

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Comments: So many times have I walked by this and said to myself, some day......

Well some day was today, and it should have been sooner! If you like bouldery, tricky strenuous climbing, this is an awesome climb. And definitely safely bolted. Easy stick clip on first (and second if you want it, though you clip this from a jug). Third clip is tricky but with a good belayer you should be fine.

Clipping the anchors would give some bad rope drag, so I jumped and then lowered off the biner on the third bolt.


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