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Location: MA : Farley Ledge
By: Brian When: 3 days ago

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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: NH : *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: NH : *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: CT : 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: NH : *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: NH : *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: CT : 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: NH : *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: NH : 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 buttress is not so prominent. If you scramble up left around the corner of the buttress a short ways you can see the first bolt. Mostly 5.7 climbing until the crux headwall. Appropriately named.


Location: NH : WM: Franconia Notch : Hounds Hump Ridge (Eaglet e... : The Eaglet : The West Chimney (5.7) : Photo
By: Brian When: Aug 21, 2016

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Comments: The photo was taken in September 2015.


Location: NH : *Rumney : The Hinterlands : Jolt (5.10a)
By: Brian When: Aug 19, 2016

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Comments: The exposure may feel like 5.10a but the moves feel like 5.9.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Pomagagnon and Cristallo Gr...
By: Brian When: Aug 14, 2016

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Comments: How long is the approach?


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Mount Huntington
By: Brian When: Jul 9, 2016

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Comments: L-R SM variation 5.6, SM 5.9, Perennial 5.9, Perennial variation 5.5

mountainproject.com/v/10627659...


Location: CT
By: Brian When: Jun 21, 2016

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Comments: Anyone ever climb at the abandoned RT 11 road cut in Salem? Access?


Location: CT : CT Bouldering : The Preserve
By: Brian When: Jun 21, 2016

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Comments: Shouldn't this be under the "CT Bouldering" section?


Location: MA : Farley Ledge : Photo
By: Brian When: Jun 19, 2016

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Comments: Does anyone know the rating of the climb just to the left of this? It goes up the arete and then the chimney between the face this guy is on and the left wall. It finishes up left. We were having a debate as to the grade.


Location: NH : WM: Franconia Notch : Hounds Hump Ridge (Eaglet e... : The Eaglet : The West Chimney (5.7) : Photo
By: Brian When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: Be sure to get the photo-op on this climb.


Location: Rhode Island : Snake Den : Temporary Snake Den Sub-Are... : The Land Down Under (5.8)
By: Brian When: May 26, 2016

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Comments: Kasey, I hung a rope on this today and rope-soloed it. I don't mean to be a jerk and sandbag your route but I tried to make it as hard as I could and couldn't come up with anything harder than 5.8. Maybe a reach thing? I'm 5'11". If you do Battle of the Bulge 5.11- over on Crag 6 that should be only slightly harder than a 5.10+. It is WAY harder than this route.


Location: CT : Eastern Highlands : Wolf Rock : Upper Tier : Star Fire (5.1) : Photo
By: Brian When: May 23, 2016

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Comments: It is Star Fire. climbri.org/wolfrock.htm


Location: Rhode Island : Snake Den
By: Brian When: May 17, 2016

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Comments: I've been going here for many years and maybe because of that I've never thought it was hard to find any of the crags. From the second (north) trailhead follow the main trail. You will see crags 1,2,3,4 on your left as soon as you go down a steep hill. To get to Crags 5,6,7 keep going on the trail for a hundred yards or so. You will see a stone wall that crosses the road. Right after that look for a trail on the left where it starts to get swampy. I put a cairn there but it may or may not ... more >>


Location: Rhode Island : Snake Den : Temporary Snake Den Sub-Are... : The Land Down Under (5.8)
By: Brian When: May 15, 2016

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Comments: Kasey,

The first parking lot coming from RT 6 or the first lot from RT 5? I may have climbed on that cliff before but whether I've done that exact route is doubtful.
There is an old guidebook on my website. climbri.org/snake.htm

Brian


Location: CT : CT Bouldering : Mystic Areas : Dark Hollow
By: Brian When: May 1, 2016

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Comments: There is lots of rock in the area. Some even tall enough to climb. The problem is most is on private land.

Rock Climbing Photo: Gales Ferry Cliffs
Gales Ferry Cliffs


Rock Climbing Photo: Pohegnut cliff
Pohegnut cliff



Location: Rhode Island
By: Brian When: Apr 30, 2016

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Comments: I'm not sure if any of you are aware of this, I wasn't, but the RI State Park Regulations have changed with regard to rock climbing. It use to just say that rock climbing was permitted in all state parks and management areas except for Fort Wetherill. It now requires a waiver of liability (section below). You can get a copy of the waiver here: climbri.org/DEM-Waiver.pdf You may want to have a copy in your car or pack in case a DEM cop ever asks for it.

"17.9 Rock climbing is perm... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Solar Slab - Lower Tier : Solar Flare (5.10-)
By: Brian When: Apr 30, 2016

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Comments: You can rap this route with a single 60m rope if you traverse right to the anchor on top of Corona for the last rappel.


Location: Rhode Island : Snake Den
By: Brian When: Apr 15, 2016

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Comments: Nickgrai,

Is the cliff down in the southeast area of Snake Den not far from the powerlines and Belfield Drive? If so, I've climbed there. If not, check this place out. JoeM told me about it.

Rock Climbing Photo: Snake Den South
Snake Den South



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