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By matthewWallace
From plymouth, nh
Jun 13, 2009
Sticking the pinch on the V5 variation. self portrait.

I have been out of the country for an extended time and I was wondering if anyone has an update on the new guidebook? I know the cover photo's have been taken so it must be close is there a date set for release yet?


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By E thatcher
From Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Jun 13, 2009
First ascent of the metal arches in my school library...Holderness School

I've heard that its about 4 weeks out till delivery time from several folks.


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By matthewWallace
From plymouth, nh
Jun 13, 2009
Sticking the pinch on the V5 variation. self portrait.

That would be awesome it has been far to long since the last one


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By cjdrover
From Somerville, MA
Jun 16, 2009
Taken at MWV Icefest 2014.

Haven't heard about the book, but hopefully soon. Rumors have been abound for long enough already.

Side note: When are you getting back to the states? I just moved back to MA after I finished school and need to find some partners besides my little sis...


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By M Sprague
Administrator
From New England
Jun 16, 2009
Lichen head. Me, with my usual weatherbeaten, lichen covered look from scrubbing a new route.

Ward posted today in NEClimbs that he is getting the final draft in the mail this week, whatever that means. Sounds like it is very near.


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By Jay Knower
Administrator
From Campton, NH
Jun 17, 2009
Technosurfing, Rumney. Photo by Seth Hamel.

I saw a draft of the new guide yesterday. There are some notable grade changes (mostly upgrades). Below are the routes the old grade, and the new grade:

Tsunami: 12c --> 12c/d
Whip Tide: 12c --> 12b/c
Big Kahuna: 12d --> 12d/13a
Dark Star: 13d --> 13c
Strict Scrutiny: 14a --> 13d

There may be other grade changes, but I didn't have time to look at some of the other cliffs.


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By Michael G
Jun 17, 2009

Slightly off topic, but I read somewhere that the guy that put together the new Red Rocks guidebook (www.redrocksguidebook.com/) is bringing the same high quality work to New Hampshire. True? Anyone know when it may be out?

Thanks.


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By E thatcher
From Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Jun 17, 2009
First ascent of the metal arches in my school library...Holderness School

J. Handren is redoing his old rock fax guide to White hoarse and Cathedral. Verified. For an unsubstantiated rumor, I've heard twice now that Websters quide to the Eastern Whites is being redone. Any word on that?


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By christopher adams
Jun 17, 2009

Could be!
Who knows?
There's something due any day;
I will know right away
Soon as it shows.
It may come cannonballin' down through the sky,
Gleam in it's eye,
Bright as a rose!
Who knows?
It's only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Under a tree.
I got a feeling there's a miracle due,
Gonna come true,
Coming to me!

Could it be? yes it could.
Something's coming, something good,
If I can wait!
Something's coming, I don't know what it is
But it is
Gonna be great!

With a click, with a shock,
Phone'll jingle, door'll knock,
Open the latch!
Something's coming, don't know when, but it's soon -
Catch the moon,
One-handed catch!

Around the corner,
Or whistling down the river,
Come on - deliver
To me!

Will it be? yes it will.
Maybe just by holding still
It'll be there!
Come on something, come on in, don't be shy,
Meet a guy,
Pull up a chair!

The air is humming,
And something great is coming!
Who knows?
It's only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Maybe tonight...........


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By matthewWallace
From plymouth, nh
Jul 14, 2009
Sticking the pinch on the V5 variation. self portrait.

any new info on the book?


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By lee hansche
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From goffstown, nh
Jul 18, 2009
getting to the last jug before the top out

im pretty sure the word will travel fast when it comes out...


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By Couloirman
From Providence, RI
Sep 7, 2009
speedriding vail pass

any more word on the rumney book and/or the webster book being redone? Who is the publisher for the new rumney book and where is it/where will it be available to buy online? I cant find any info with the google machine...


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By E thatcher
From Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Sep 7, 2009
First ascent of the metal arches in my school library...Holderness School

Couloirman, The folks at Plymouth Ski and Sport told me it was pushed back another 2 months. As for the Webster book being redone, that's just a rumor thats been floating around, I've heard it twice now, but haven't here anything verifiable. The Jerry Hendren book however is being redone right now, in the same style that he did his new Red Rocks book. Pretty excited for that one, but he just started redoing it at the beginning of the summer, so that'll be a bit of a wait.


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By David Aguasca!
From New York
Sep 7, 2009
Oh no! OUT OF COFFEE! ALL IS LOST

Yeah...I'll second the Webster guide thing as a rumor...I was lucky enough to talk with him in person about his guidebook a few months back, and a new edition definitely did not seem foremost in his mind.


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By Jake D.
From Northeast
Sep 7, 2009

Lee has made some really nice Topo's for Rumney that would serve just as well for a guidebook for folks that don't have one. Just look in his profile under pictures.

and like he said. when it comes out it'll be well known


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By lee hansche
Administrator
From goffstown, nh
Sep 8, 2009
getting to the last jug before the top out

Thanks Jake... Here are the maps ive made so far... Just a couple left to do...
I call it Lee's Ghetto Guide to Rumney... i know they arent perfect, if they were they would cost money......
this is all i'm willing to do for free, haha...
print them, uses them, tell your friends.... that way it doesnt feel like a waste of time...

Crag overview:www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/106548703
5.8 Crag: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/58_crag/10651>>>
Apocalypse Wall: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/apocalypse_wa>>>
Armed And Dangerous: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/armed_and_dan>>>
Asylum: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/the_asylum/10>>>
New Wave: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/below_the_new>>>
Bonsai: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/bonsai/106504>>>
Boundary Rock: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/boundary_rock>>>
Crows Nest Left: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/the_crows_nes>>>
Crows Nest right: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/the_crows_nes>>>
G-Spot: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/the_gspot/106>>>
Hinterlands: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/the_hinterlan>>>
Jimmy Cliff Alcove: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/jimmy_cliff/1>>>
Jimmy CliffRight: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/jimmy_cliff/1>>>
Main Cliff Center: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/main_cliff/10>>>
Main Cliff Right: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/main_cliff_ri>>>
Meadows: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/the_meadows/1>>>
Monsters for the Id: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/monsters_from>>>
New Wave: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/new_wave/1065>>>
Orange Crush: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/orange_crush/>>>
Parking Lot Wall: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/the_parking_l>>>
Pulse Wall: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/pulse_wall/10>>>
Starship Enterprise: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/starship_ente>>>
Triple Corners Left: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/triple_corner>>>
Triple Corners right: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/triple_corner>>>
Darth Vadar Cags: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/upper_darth_v>>>
Venus Wall: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/venus_wall/10>>>
Waimea Left: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/waimea/106534>>>
Waimea Center: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/waimea/106534>>>
Waimea Right: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/waimea/106534>>>
Waimea Overview: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/waimea/106534>>>
Yellow Knife: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/yellow_knife_>>>
Prudential: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/the_prudentia>>>
Kennel Wall: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/kennel_wall/1>>>


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By Jeffrey LeCours
From New Hampshire
Sep 8, 2009

Sick. I'll be stopping by your place tomorrow with a present Lee. ;) Btw.. your link to Main Cliff Center was to the crag and not your map... not that I downloaded everyone one of your maps or anything


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By Nathan Stokes
Sep 9, 2009

Lee you topos are worlds better than some guide books I've paid good money for. Many thanks.


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By nhclimber
From Newmarket, NH
Sep 10, 2009
Screaming Yellow Zonkers

Only get to rumney a couple times a year, but with these I see no need to ever get a rumney guide book. Great job and I appreciate the hard work. Of course when climbing is involved in the research it can never be too bad. Thanks.


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By lee hansche
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From goffstown, nh
Sep 10, 2009
getting to the last jug before the top out

well i hope i dont lose ward any guidebook business but im glad you find them useful... as long as people use them it seems like time well spent to me...


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By J. Albers
From Colorado
Sep 10, 2009
Bucky

Good on you Lee. Your effort is really appreciated. Cheers.


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By CARLITO
Sep 15, 2009

WOW. lee hansche your list is awesome, you are in my list of heroes next to Captain America.


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By Lanky
From Portland, ME
Sep 15, 2009

This is me getting all demandy: anyone up for putting together a better overview map than the one here: www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/106020256

Yes, I'm a leech. It's in my nature.


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By lee hansche
Administrator
From goffstown, nh
Sep 19, 2009
getting to the last jug before the top out

haha, its almost done.... pacience...


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By lee hansche
Administrator
From goffstown, nh
Sep 19, 2009
getting to the last jug before the top out

CARLITO wrote:
WOW. lee hansche your list is awesome, you are in my list of heroes next to Captain America.

thanks its good to be someones hero :)


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By lee hansche
Administrator
From goffstown, nh
Sep 19, 2009
getting to the last jug before the top out

I just uploaded the overview map... enjoy :)
www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/rumney/106548703


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