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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 goin.

By the way, the ratings are mixed up in the caption I think...


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.


Location: NH : Rumney : Main Cliff : Little Big Man (5.11b)
By: twellman When: Feb 16, 2010

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Comments: Lots of fun climbing all jammed into about 20 feet. A variety of techniques, too.

It is possible to skip a large part of the start by climbing up the ramp on the right into the corner below the right-facing jug flake, then going straight for the jug! Probably less fun, but a nice variation. Probably good to stick clip 2nd bolt first.


Location: NH : Rumney : Main Cliff : Goldbug (5.10d)
By: twellman When: Feb 15, 2010

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Comments: Matt, I did that link up today. It was quite fun. I also did the link up of golddigger to goldbug corner finish before it, for a little criss-cross action. The clipping is a bit weird, but both are possible and fun. The crux of golddigger felt pretty hard for 5.8... some very small holds as you cross that upper face.


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Rumney Ice Climbs : Parking Lot Wall
By: twellman When: Feb 11, 2010

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Comments: I think it was different than centerfold... it was to the right of the gully that is to the right of percolator. I'm planning on going up this weekend, so I'll try to get some pics to make it more clear.


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Rumney Ice Climbs : Parking Lot Wall
By: twellman When: Feb 11, 2010

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Comments: There is a good route that is very close to the parking lot that I did a few weeks ago and I dont see listed here, though maybe it's part of the Meadow Flows. It is almost straight uphill if you are standing at the pay station, and starts with 30 or so feet of good vertical ice, followed by about 60 feet of easy slabby stuff. From the start, if you go around to the left and uphill, you end up in a big iced up gully, which is perhaps Scottish Gully. So, what is the route that I climbed then?

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Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Rumney Ice Climbs
By: twellman When: Jan 29, 2010

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Comments: Im thinking of trying ice at Rumney this Sunday, Jan 31, but not sure how the conditions are going to be after the recent rain we had. If anyone had some info on the current ice conditions, it would be greatly appreciated!


Location: NH : Rumney : The Hinterlands : Dolt (5.10a)
By: twellman When: Jan 15, 2010

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Comments: What's the deal with the sub three stars on this one? It is long, exposed, sustained in the last half, and just generally fun as hell!


Location: NH : Rumney
By: twellman When: Jan 14, 2010

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Comments: Hello Everyone

Im wondering about climbing at Rumney mid-winter. I would guess there are some cliffs that are better than others, in terms of like sunshine and snowmelt, etc. Does anyone have any advice on this? Probably main cliff and jimmy cliff are good destinations, any others?


Location: NH : Rumney : Triple Corners : Triple Corners Left : Walking the Devil (5.12)
By: twellman When: Dec 2, 2009

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Comments: Another cool name for this would have been...

Off width your head!

Haha. I saw this in the new guidebook. Nice going, Lee.


Location: NH : Rumney : Triple Corners
By: twellman When: Sep 29, 2009

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Comments: I was at the top of the gully the other day climbing skunks, and noticed a few routes left of it that I couldnt seem to find here. There is a line of bolts going straight up the arete around the corner to the left of skunks (looks hard!), and there is a monster chimney even further left that had some bolts. Probably these are in the guidebook, but it would be cool if someone familiar with them added the info here too.


Location: NH : Rumney : Jimmy Cliff : Things You Should Have Lear... (5.6)
By: twellman When: Jul 30, 2009

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Comments: If there is no one on the route to the right, you can throw a long sling on one of those bolts and traverse back left onto this route, to avoid the groundfall potential when passing that missing second bolt.

Or, you could climb one of the other 10,000 awesome routes at rumney!


Location: NH : Rumney : The Prudential : Nice Land (5.10a)
By: twellman When: Jul 27, 2009

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Comments: A very fun and varied route. The crux is getting off the ground, or so I thought. There's also some fun and tricky moves in the corner near the top.


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