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Member Since: Aug 24, 2012
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Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : Sundown Ledge : Lost Horizon : Rock Garden (5.4)
By: Dan Felix When: Oct 20, 2013

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Comments: First off, there really is no second pitch to this. Secondly, the anchor for this one is a tree directly above the chimney- there are no bolts on this one.

Did this one today for the second time, the first time was earlier in the spring and there was tat on the tree to anchor on (as I recall, I added webbing to what was there). Today there was absolutely nothing there. I left what I could as an anchor (webbing, quicklink and a spare bail 'biner), but if you do this one go prepared to leave s... more >>

Location: NH : *Cathedral Ledge : Barber Wall : Upper Refuse (5.5) : Photo
By: Dan Felix When: Oct 10, 2013

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Comments: My wife and I got married at the top of Cathedral on 10/5/13 after climbing UR. This is a "rehearsal" climb the week before- notice her blue skirt.

This should settle the discussion on J. Antin's pic from a few years ago. Look at the rock features just below where I'm exiting and compare that to the pic that's debated. This picture was taken from the road.

Location: NH : *Cathedral Ledge : Barber Wall : Upper Refuse (5.5) : Photo
By: Dan Felix When: Oct 10, 2013

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Comments: Ok, I just went through pictures. My wife and I just got married at the top of Cathedral after climbing UR, so we have quite a few pictures of the route- both while on the route and the route as viewed from the road.

My first thought when I saw the pic was there was no way it was UR. Then I thought maybe it was from right below the pine tree belay ledge. After looking at my pics (I will upload a few), I can definitively say it IS Upper Refuse. It is not below the tree belay ledge though. ... more >>

Location: NH : Lakes Region : New Durham Area (South of ... : Longstack Precipice : Wonderland Wall : Coyote Rain (5.6)
By: Dan Felix When: Jul 21, 2013

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Comments: I think the roof move definitely favors taller people. I'm 6'3" and have no issues with it, my 5'3" girlfriend definitely struggles at the roof.

Awesome route, did both pitches today, first time I was on it I only did the first pitch.

Location: NH : Lakes Region : New Durham Area (South of ... : Longstack Precipice : Indigenous Wall : Spirit Guide (5.5)
By: Dan Felix When: May 19, 2013

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Comments: Watch out for poison ivy at the belay ledge at the bottom, and in the horizontal about 8-10' below the roof. The poison ivy in that horizontal stretches across several routes.

Location: NH : *Rumney : The Parking Lot Wall : Glory Jean's (5.6)
By: Dan Felix When: Nov 4, 2012

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Comments: Climbed it yesterday, the last bolt before the anchors is a spinner. I didn't have my nut tool with me while I was up there to try to tighten it... Considering the angle the rope has to take between the last bolt and the anchor it might be better for that bolt to be a glue-in.

Location: NH : WM: Pinkham / Presidentials : Square Ledge (Pinkham Notch... : Unknown (Left of Practice S... (5.7)
By: Dan Felix When: Sep 2, 2012

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Comments: Currently listed as a 5.7, my limited experience (so take this for what it's worth) tells me it's harder than that- at least a 5.8, more likely a 5.9. Granted I don't have a lot of crack experience, but the holds don't amount to much- especially at the beginning. About 10' off the ground it gets better, and towards the top it does get dirty.

Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : Lost Ledge
By: Dan Felix When: Aug 26, 2012

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Comments: Do NOT follow the approach directions in the Handren book!! Handren details staying on the left side of the stream (river right) but also mentions following the yellow blazes. If you follow his directions, there will be no blazes and you will have a heck of a bushwack to get to the base of the ledge, but you can find it... For less frustration, follow the directions listed here- the stream crossing is shortly after the trail breaks through the short hemlock undergrowth. There is an old fire ... more >>

Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : Lost Ledge : Gawking At the Broad Squad (5.5)
By: Dan Felix When: Aug 26, 2012

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Comments: Did the first pitch today with my kids. Definitely a dirty route- lichen covered and I doubt that will change any time soon without more traffic. There was a rope and rings on the anchor bolts, but unknown age. I left 3/8" screw links on the anchors, with the links the anchors are now at the same approximate elevation and should be easy to clip with draws. An FYI- it was sunny today, and the 3rd bolt was extremely difficult to see from below due to the sun and where it is placed! My 60 meter... more >>

Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : Lost Ledge : Carpet Slabber (5.4)
By: Dan Felix When: Aug 26, 2012

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Comments: Climbed/scrambled this route today with my kids. I left a 3/8" screw link on each anchor at the top. Figured the screw links would last longer than webbing...

[2016 NOTE: This anchor is now "set" with good bolts and a quick link ("screw link") for rapping. Also, someone has replaced the "Pitch 1" bolts with 3/8" SS bolts. Bob Hall, NH Admin. ]