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Location: New Hampshire : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Mount Huntington
By: Brian When: Jun 18, 2017

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Comments: I was on the left side of Mt Huntington 6/17/17 and there is some fresh route activity. Someone hacked the trail in to open it up more. (Thank you.) There are now a couple of sport routes well to the left of Once is Enough. There was a fresh sling with rap rings above an anchor that I put in (2008-2009?) and in the anchor was a couple of new rap rings on the biners I left and a climbing rope tied off that went to the ground. I did a route below and climbers right of the anchor back in 2008/9... more >>


Location: New Hampshire : WM: Franconia Notch : Hounds Hump Ridge (Eaglet e...
By: Brian When: Jun 11, 2017

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Comments: They are described in the new guidebook "The Notches" by Jon Sykes.


Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Frigid Air Buttress : Linda's Route (5.9+)
By: Brian When: Apr 11, 2017

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Comments: Anyone done this? Worthwhile? What's it like?


Location: New Hampshire : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Mount Huntington
By: Brian When: Mar 17, 2017

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Comments: For beta on the left side I recommend that you stop in the Lahouts outdoor shop in the strip mall by the NH liquor store in Lincoln and talk to Chuck Woodman when he is working there. He is the local expert on Mt Huntington. He put up Once is Enough and Southern Migration. Someone started bolting a route(s) to the left of Once Is Enough. Last time I was there it was incomplete with an aider hanging from a bolt. I would guess that he is the one putting up new routes there or knows about them. ... more >>


Location: New Hampshire : WM: Waterville Valley : Greeley Ponds
By: Brian When: Mar 3, 2017

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Comments: Who came up with "Gorilla Head"? This is widely known as "Painted Cliff."

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hopsonrocks.com/hikes/2013/pic...

mountainwandering.blogspot.com...




Location: Massachusetts : Lynn Woods : Bow Ridge Reservation : Dihedral : Photo
By: Brian When: Mar 1, 2017

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Comments: Yeah, looks like someone may have mixed metals (carbon steel bolt/washer with a stainless hanger). Looks rusty.


Location: New Hampshire : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Newfound Lake : Duofold (WI3-4)
By: Brian When: Feb 24, 2017

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Comments: I put a piton in on the left rock wall 2/3-3/4 of the way up many years ago in thin conditions. It is probably suspect by now.


Location: New Hampshire : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Cathedral Ledge Ice Climbs : Goofers Delight (WI3) : Photo
By: Brian When: Feb 22, 2017

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Comments: Nice shot. Makes it look harder than it is.


Location: Rhode Island : Lincoln Woods : Goat Rock
By: Brian When: Feb 2, 2017

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Comments: It is a difficult to set up top ropes on this unless you bring trad gear.


Location: Rhode Island : Beach Pond : Pirate ship wall
By: Brian When: Feb 1, 2017

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Comments: "Elevation: 1,520'" The highest point in RI (Jerimoth Hill) is 812'


Location: Massachusetts : Farley Ledge
By: Brian When: Jan 27, 2017

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Comments: Tyler,
The standard operating procedure at Farley is to ask someone what the climb and grade is. Unfortunately, there has to be someone around, and they have to know what they are talking about. I had one climber tell me a climb was 10a and another climber tell me the same climb was 11b. So, bring a leave-it biner, and do some adventure climbing.


Location: Connecticut : Eastern Coastal Slope : High Ledge : Main Wall : The Roof (5.8)
By: Brian When: Jan 23, 2017

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Comments: There are no access issues. It is in the Pachaug State Forest on a main hiking trail. Better directions/description: climbri.org/highledge.htm


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : Main Wall : Main Wall
By: Brian When: Jan 19, 2017

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Comments: Are we talking about the same crack? Better photo of it here: climbri.org/mttom.htm The one with the blue dots.


Location: New Hampshire : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Mt. Willard (Ice) : South Face - Lower : Cinema Gully (WI2) : Photo
By: Brian When: Jan 17, 2017

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Comments: I edited the photo to make the lines more accurate.


Rock Climbing Photo: Cinema Gully Beta
Cinema Gully Beta



Location: Europe : Switzerland : Eiger : Mittellegi Ridge 5b (5.8 A0) : Photo
By: Brian When: Jan 5, 2017

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Comments: When did you climb it? Looks like more snow then when I did it. Although the glacier is considerably smaller.


Location: Maine : Shagg Crag : Short Shagg (5.9) : Photo
By: Brian When: Dec 10, 2016

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Comments: Bolted 5.9 next to a crack that eats cams?


Location: Massachusetts : Farley Ledge
By: Brian When: Dec 5, 2016

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Comments: The description is really old and should be updated. Specifically, "It is somewhat secluded, not especially popular, though the rock and climbing are quality and enjoyable."

"Not especially popular"? If you don't get here really early the parking lots are full. Very popular is a better description.


Location: New Hampshire : *Cannon Cliff : 4. Moby Grape Area : Moby Grape (5.8)
By: Brian When: Nov 27, 2016

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Comments: To get there walk south from the climber's parking lot along the bike path for a few minutes until you see a giant boulder with a sign next to it. Just beyond that there is a point where the path shoulder gets wider and there will be a faint trail on the right (west) that is sometimes marked by a small cairn. Follow the trail up to the talus slope and boulder hop following cairns. You can see Reppy's Crack from the talus field. This is easier than taking ... more >>


Location: New Hampshire : *Cannon Cliff : 4. Moby Grape Area : Reppys Crack (5.8)
By: Brian When: Nov 26, 2016

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Comments: To get there walk south along the bike path for a few minutes until you see a giant boulder with a sign next to it. Just beyond that there is a point where the path shoulder gets wider and there will be a faint trail on the right (west) that is sometimes marked by a small cairn. Follow the trail up to the talus slope and boulder hop following cairns. You can see Reppy's from the talus field.


Location: Connecticut : Eastern Highlands : Ross Rocks
By: Brian When: Sep 27, 2016

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Comments: Found a cordelette at Ross Rocks on Monday 9/26/16.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney
By: Brian When: Sep 22, 2016

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Comments: Eric, It's $10 per additional person but $34 for a tent site. Unless you are getting a special deal or their web site is wrong.
bakerrivercampground.com/rates...


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney
By: Brian When: Sep 20, 2016

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Comments: Yup...$34 is the rate for a tent site at Baker River. I recommend staying at the Little House Inn and Hostel right in Rumney village. It is $40 and you get a bed and hot shower. Lots of climbers there and nice folks who run it.


Location: Connecticut : Central Valley : West Peak : Electric Rocks
By: Brian When: Sep 2, 2016

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Comments: Info on this crag is in David Fasulo's new CT guidebook "Rock Climbing Connecticut. The routes here tend to be really mossy and slick due to little activity (at least when I climbed it). Some of the routes have been modernized (not by me). There is limited parking at the YMCA lot with a pass. You can get a pass from the Ragged Mountain Foundation website. raggedmtn.org/electric-rocks/


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Hinterlands : Jolt (5.10a)
By: Brian When: Aug 31, 2016

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Comments: Graham O wrote: ... Dolt is no longer climbable,...!

We climbed Dolt a few weeks ago (Aug 7th 2016) and it is fine. ??


Location: New Hampshire : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Mount Huntington : Once is Enough (5.10c/d)
By: Brian When: Aug 22, 2016

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Comments: The start is hard to find (for me anyway). The trail brings you to the bottom of a large slab. Scramble up a steep gully to the right of the slab until you see an inside broken corner with some small bushes on top. Head up that and after you get to the bushes you turn left around the buttress and a short ways you will see the first bolt. Mostly 5.7 climbing until the crux headwall. Appropriately named.
This photo shows where the indistinct trail cuts off left to go to the left side of the cl... more >>


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