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By Dom
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From New Brunswick Canada
Jan 11, 2008
Moby dick 5.11-
What is going on with the Rumney guidebook. The last edition was a few years ago and it's now impossible to find it for sale anywheres. Is Ward Smith coming out with a new version for the next season?

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By Chris Duca
From Havertown, PA
Jan 11, 2008
Finishing up Elusive Dream at the King Wall.  Adir...
Ward Smith is writing the new guide, and it will be on retail shelves this Spring.

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By Matt TeNgaio
Jan 11, 2008
Just curious, what kind of rock is Rumney composed of?

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By Maurice Liddy
From Plymouth, NH
Jan 11, 2008
Personal photo, riding the rails in SD
Matt,

Check out the description on the site:
mountainproject.com/v/new_hamp...

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By Matt TeNgaio
Jan 11, 2008
Yeah, I figured that out right after I posted…go figure!

The place has always caught my attention when I see pictures of it. Cool looking angles and features, certainly unique. I gotta visit the place someday.

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By fake_user2
Feb 1, 2008
I think a guide to New England classic climbs rated 5.8 and under would serve a great need.

I think alot of Rumney climbs would fall into this category, as would most of Cathedral and the Kancamangus cliffs.

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By Jay Knower
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From Campton, NH
Feb 1, 2008
Technosurfing, Rumney. Photo by Seth Hamel.
Peter Lewis came out with Selected Climbs in the Northeast a few years ago. There is a wide range of grades, but the majority of the climbs seem to be in the 5.8 and under range.

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By Jake D.
From Northeast
Feb 4, 2008
Rob you going to come play at Rumney this year?

Only 35 8's listed in the last Ward book.. i'd guess maybe 40-45 now with the new bolting?(just a guess) While a book for under 5.8 might be a good thing.. i don't think Rumney's 8's would make a big splash in that proposed book.

Jay i feel bad for folks walking around with that book.. it has a lot of missing things and they get all confused. I dunno how well it works for other places but the rumney section is pretty old.

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By wilddoc
Feb 4, 2008
I'm gonna be moving to New England in a couple months. In addition to/instead of the two guides mentioned in this string, what would you guys recommend? What's gonna get me around Maine/New Hampshire? I'm interested in any style.

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By BrianWinslow
From Concord, NH
Feb 5, 2008
Me after climbing the Whitney Gilman Ridge.
Personally I think S. Peter Lewis's SELECTED CLIMBS IN THE NORTHEAST is pretty decent. Probably the most comprehensive guidebook for NH rock climbing is Ed Webster's ROCK CLIMBS IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS. The last edition came out 12 years ago however, and doesn't cover Cannon or Rumney at all, it mostly focuses on trad climbing. It is great for Cathedral and Whitehorse, as is the old Jerry Handren book, but I believe his is out of print. For Cannon and Echo The only guidebook I know of is SECRETS OF THE NOTCH by John Sykes. He covers the rock and ice climbs in the notch. Peter Lewis and Rick Wilcox cover much of the northeast for ice climbing, in ICE CLIMBING IN NEW ENGLAND which was redone in 2002. Lastly, I don't have it but have used Tim Kemple's BOULDERING IN THE NORTHEAST which was well done.

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By Ryan J
From chattanooga tn
Mar 27, 2008
What is the timeframe for the new Rumney guidebook??

Although i can only climb there once a year, I am eagerly awaiting the day i can flip through a book and fantasize about the routes.

RJ

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By Jake D.
From Northeast
Mar 28, 2008
They just posted on NEclimbs that it's tentative for late spring early summer.

flip through the route database here.. it's pretty accurate.. though obviously not complete.

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By Dom
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From New Brunswick Canada
Aug 28, 2008
Moby dick 5.11-
So is the new guidebook out? I'm heading out to Rumney this weekend and I'd love to have one. If it is, where can I get it?

Also I'm wondering if it's a holiday in N-H this upcoming Monday September 1st.
Here in Québec it's labour day...

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By jmeizis
From Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 28, 2008
The Beginning of Mr. Clean (5.8) at the Barkeater ...
Yeah, it's labor day in NH as well. I asked once about the guidebook in '07 and they said it'd be out in the spring. Said the same thing this year. You don't really need a guidebook when there are a lot of people around (there will be).

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By Ladd Raine
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From Plymouth, NH
Aug 29, 2008
Waiting for lift-off, Thin Air(5.6) Cathedral Ledg...
No new guidebook yet. Ask for route beta while at the cliffs most folks know something about the cliff they are climbing at. Alternatively you can print a mini guide for Rumney just look at any cliff and then right under the "add photo" or "add route" you'll see a print mini-guide option. The database is pretty complete at many cliffs especially in the 5.7-5.12 range.

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