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By Jeremy A
Nov 29, 2012
The original guide book can be found per this link.
By Just Jesse
From: Methuen, MA
Dec 20, 2012
|Nice... I'm glad someone finally put Deers Leap up on MP. Thanks Jeremy. It may be helpful to note that decades of high school partying have left the area below the main cliff awash in broken glass. Bring a tarp for your rope (and if you're super awesome, a trash bag to pack some of it out).|
By Jeffrey LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Apr 17, 2013
I was interested in finding out what happened to the pond over the past few years and after a few queries I came across this great write-up on Simpson Pond (now known as Moeckel Pond) and the mill that was sat at the south tip.
So the pdf mentions: "After becoming widowed, Gertrude C. Moeckel transferred property to Gertrude E. Moeckel Linton and James R. Linton in 1963. Upon the death of Gertrude Linton (2006), the property passed from her trust to a triumvirate of owners in the hope that it could be used for the greater good. Unfortuantely, an unrepaired crack in the dam has forced the draining of the mill pond, leaving a muddy meadow unable to sustain the wildlife that once dwelt there. Efforts are underway to restore the dam and the pond and make it available to the people of Windham."
I hope the town finds a way to restore the pond... it was a nice little spot.
By Christopher C
Jun 15, 2013
|Very dirty walls. We found 2 nice climbs and did a bit of cleaning. Lots of broken glass. Bring long lines for the top rope anchors.|
Sep 18, 2013
|me and my brother free climbed the main face of the leap. it was awesome. dont do it if you have any doubt in yourself.|
By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
Sep 20, 2013
Hi Hailey, by "free climbed", do you mean "free soloed"? If you're confused these terms, it suggests to me that you are a beginner, and therefore should not be soloing. It's best to hook up with an experienced climber (or a guide) and learn the tricks of the trade. There have been many local crags that have been closed because locals have thought themselves "climbers" and tried to scale the cliffs. When bad things happen to these "climbers", it gives the rest of us climbers (those of us who climb safely and have been trained to do so) a bad name and jeopardizes access to some of our favorite spots.
If you'd like a referral to a local guide service, just PM me, and I'd be happy to point you to some reputable guides.
By Evan Vassil
From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Aug 31, 2014
|Awesome little spot, went here last weekend with some friends and cleaned a few boulder routes. Might go back tomorrow and take some pics.|