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Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Main Cliff : Goldbug (5.10d)
By: JohnnyG When: Jun 15, 2017

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Comments: The bolt at the crux has a loose nut today. This is the middle of the 3 bolts through the crux. It's finger tight now, but could use a wrench. Didn't have one with me today, and it will be several days before I get there again.

Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Chiefshead Northwest Face : 7 Arrows (5.10b R)
By: JohnnyG When: Sep 15, 2016

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Comments: Perfect route description in all regards. It deserves the "R" rating. Maybe R+. Awesome adventure.

Location: North America : Canada : Northwest Territories : The Cirque of the Unclimbab... : Photo
By: JohnnyG When: Oct 9, 2015

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Comments: is this photo reversed?

Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Salathe Wall (5.9 C2) : Photo
By: JohnnyG When: Apr 20, 2015

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Comments: and how many "most beautiful pitches" are there on the salathe? too many to count.

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - L of Center Route : ... : Photo
By: JohnnyG When: Mar 19, 2015

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Comments: Awesome photo!

Can anybody comment on the socks?

Location: Training : 5 Exercises for Your Ice Cl...
By: JohnnyG When: Jan 29, 2015

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Comments: This is good stuff-- I did a lot of dead hangs to get ready for the last couple seasons and it really paid off.

A comment and a question:

comment: I found that I wasn't as strong (endurance wise) as I wanted to be to be locked off with one arm...a position I am in a lot as I'm placing the higher tool. So I added some single-arm locked off hangs, taking some weight off by putting my feet on a chair.

question: From and exercise physiology standpoint, is it better to add weight and keep workouts... more >>

Location: Aid Climbing and Big Walls : Your First Big Wall : Baggage Handling on Your Fi...
By: JohnnyG When: Jul 31, 2014

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Comments: anchors like this, right Mark?

Location: Colorado : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : The Painted Wall : Photo
By: JohnnyG When: Jun 3, 2014

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Comments: Gorgeous photo.

Location: North America : Canada : Northwest Territories : The Cirque of the Unclimbab... : Lotus Flower Tower : ... : Photo
By: JohnnyG When: Mar 28, 2014

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Comments: yeah!!!! that's the shiz right there

Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Upper Darth Vadar : Pee Wee's Playhouse (5.4) : Photo
By: JohnnyG When: Jan 2, 2014

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Comments: Go Laura!!!

Location: Vermont : *Vermont Ice Climbing : Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah : Last Gentleman (WI5) : Photo
By: JohnnyG When: Nov 8, 2013

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Comments: "The only native tree that dares to lean,
Relying on its beauty, to the air."

from A Young Birch, by Robert Frost

Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Photo
By: JohnnyG When: Mar 27, 2013

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Comments: I love this photo

Location: New Hampshire : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Frankenstein Ice Climbs : Amphitheater Area : Pegasus (WI3+)
By: JohnnyG When: Feb 15, 2013

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Comments: It can be done in one pitch with a 60 m rope. We did it today.

Location: New Hampshire : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Holts Ledge
By: JohnnyG When: Jan 7, 2013

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Comments: Thanks for posting this area

I've heard several other names for climbs in this area, like "Scottish Gully" and "Jaws." Perhaps MP is a great place to have some consensus, or compendium, of names for the various climbs here.

Location: New Hampshire : *Cathedral Ledge : The Mordor Wall : The Bridge of Khazad-Dûm (5.11d) : Photo
By: JohnnyG When: Dec 5, 2012

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Comments: your caption is freakin' hilarious

Location: North America : Canada : Northwest Territories : The Cirque of the Unclimbab... : Photo
By: JohnnyG When: Dec 4, 2012

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Comments: woot woot!

Location: Maine : Katahdin : All Winter Ice Routes - Chi... : Cilley-Barber (WI4-) : Photo
By: JohnnyG When: Oct 29, 2012

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Comments: oh man, that looks cold. Beautiful pic!

Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Orange Crush : Orangahang (5.12a/b)
By: JohnnyG When: Oct 14, 2012

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Comments: We replaced the rope-side biner on the 2nd draw a couple days ago. It was well worn and wicked sharp. Amazing how fast this can happen, considering the lower biners were reported as fine a couple weeks ago.

Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Apocalypse Walls : Apocalypse Later (5.11d) : Photo
By: JohnnyG When: May 15, 2012

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Comments: cool photo

Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Waimea : Technosurfing (5.12b)
By: JohnnyG When: May 6, 2012

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Comments: Anybody else a little spooked by the weathered condition of the in situ draws here?

Location: New Hampshire : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Cathedral Ledge Ice Climbs : Repentance (WI5 M4-5)
By: JohnnyG When: Jan 9, 2012

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Comments: Some more basic beta: There are two fixed anchors with slings at the top of the second pitch, both on the left. The first is almost immediately after the last bit of the chimney. The next one is about 25 feet higher and has a nice ledge to stand on. Both keep you mostly out of ice fall danger.

We brought a single set of cams from 0 metolious to #3.5 camalot, plus some nuts. Blue cam works well under roof/chockstone at the top.

Wicked sweet climb!

Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Prudential : Swedish Girls (5.10d)
By: JohnnyG When: Nov 14, 2011

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Comments: The lower start is really good.

Location: New Hampshire : *Pawtuckaway : Upper Cliff : Obscene Phone Call (5.8)
By: JohnnyG When: Sep 15, 2011

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Comments: My first lead fall, caught by my brother when he was about 13 yrs old. His first catch of a lead fall, the whipper totally surprised both him and me. A muggy day, my hands popped out, and I went soaring, lifting him right up off the ground till we collided softly in the air. There we were, dangling, wide-eyed and right next to each other.

Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Half Dome : Photo
By: JohnnyG When: May 24, 2011

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Comments: Sweet! you can check it of the bucket list. That is super gutsy to sit way out there. The way the diving board slants down and to the side gave me the heebie jeebies, and I didn't have the cojones to crawl out there.

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