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Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Orange Crush : Chinese Water Torture (5.10) : Photo
By: Ladd When: Nov 8, 2015

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Comments: Thank you Mark!


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Orange Crush : Chinese Water Torture (5.10)
By: Ladd When: Nov 3, 2015

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Comments: Climbed this with Jay this morning. Scary climbing on lead, especially the holds that broke off. A mix of foot holds and one large hand broke off, but shouldn't change the grade.

I'm sure this thing would be half fun on TR, but I won't be rope-gunning this for anyone.

Also, without the first piece (see picture) this climb is definitely an R/X route. Falling before the first bolt due to wet rock or a broken hold would result in significant injury.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Balcony : Always (5.10b)
By: Ladd When: Nov 1, 2015

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Comments: Great line, made better after the first move is out of the way.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Höhe Hinterland : Höhe Hinterland (5.10a)
By: Ladd When: Nov 1, 2015

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Comments: This thing was an adventure I will not repeat, and you should not either.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Monolith : Giimoozaabi (unfinshed) (5.10b/c C0)
By: Ladd When: Nov 1, 2015

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Comments: Tried to climb this thing up at the Monolith, but missing hangers and no clear approach to the base of the climb prevented it. Looks hard through the overlap.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Triple Corners : Triple Corners Left : That's a Moray (5.10-)
By: Ladd When: Nov 1, 2015

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Comments: Climbed this a few days after the FA on top rope solo. Not bad, but swing potential had be over gripping some moves that is retrospect could have been more enjoyable.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Bakery : Rookie Sensation (5.10d)
By: Ladd When: Nov 1, 2015

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Comments: Did this thing with goggles on. Actually a waterfall, conditions were not good, but good attitudes prevailed.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Summit Cliff (The Highlands... : The Boy Who Cried Wolf (5.10c)
By: Ladd When: Nov 1, 2015

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Comments: Easily the dirtiest and most lichen covered 5.10 at Rumney. Hands down. Avoid.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Armed and Dangerous Area (M... : Bourbon Street (5.10c)
By: Ladd When: Nov 1, 2015

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Comments: With a 60M rope, you can run The Big Easy and Bourbon Street into one full length pitch and belay up your second.

Easily the best single 200 feet of climbing in Rumney. Bring a lot of draws and extendbles.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Waimea : Surf's Up (5.10d R)
By: Ladd When: Nov 1, 2015

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Comments: Did this thing on gear, and got super sketched out.

Definitely suggest a TR.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Yellowknife Buttress : Photo
By: Ladd When: Oct 24, 2015

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Comments: I cut this thing down today.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Yellowknife Buttress : Lone Ranger (5.11b/c C0)
By: Ladd When: Oct 24, 2015

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Comments: Lee, you beat me by a day. Saw your chalk on the route. I agree it goes at mid- 5.11 free.

So much lichen on this route, but holds were there. I broke a half dozen footholds pulling the free section, I think we have different beta.

Quality climbing in the middle bulge was decent and the ancient bolt ladder looked super sketchy.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Monolith : Sasquatch Summer ascent (5.10)
By: Ladd When: Oct 5, 2015

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Comments: Climbed this today. Access from the the top is definitely the way to go.

So much loose rock on top and in the gully. No one at Yellowknife when we were there, thank goodness. We shot at least 3 large blocks down the cliff during the rappel in despite being very careful.

This climb has decent enough climbing, but covered in lichen with lots of loose and fragile flakes during the middle cruxy part of the cliff. Be VERY careful pulling on the flakes on this climb and your partner should WEAR A H... more >>


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Monolith : The Monolith (5.10d)
By: Ladd When: Oct 5, 2015

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Comments: Climbed this thing today.

A fantastic adventure getting to the cliff from Crow's Nest/Jimmy Cliff. Tons of ledge scrambling and hanging out at the very nice clifftop.

Good climbing through the steep section, very well bolted and eases up significantly after that. I broke a handful of footholds and scraped a ton of lichen off of the climb. It would be a great climb if you are in the area and it was cleaned. Otherwise, not exactly worth the hike and potential injury from loose blocks in the gull... more >>


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Hinterlands : Hot Head (5.10c)
By: Ladd When: Oct 3, 2015

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Comments: So Awkward.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Triple Corners : Triple Corners Right : Chris Hassig's Memorial Rou... (5.10 R)
By: Ladd When: Oct 3, 2015

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Comments: Climbed this one as part of a challenge, and glad a repeat is not in the cards for me.
Lots of lichen and loose rock, pulled out a football sized clipping jug at the second bolt and then took it back down to the belay. It would have killed my belayed for sure. The crux section is definitely not made any easier by the exfoliating footholds which fall down on your belayer, but is quite fun and challenging to find the hold hidden up and right in the lichen. Cleaning the route was quite dangerous, w... more >>


Location: Maine : Acadia National Park
By: Ladd When: Apr 4, 2015

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Comments: New Guidebook will be available shortly!

With route descriptions for nearly 300 climbs, this guidebook covers all of the classic Acadia climbing areas, plus many of the island’s more obscure haunts. Detailed information will keep you climbing; beautiful photographs will keep you inspired. 124 pages; full color.
Also available is a digital version of the guide through the guidebook app company, rakkup.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Orange Crush : Fresh Squeezed (5.12d)
By: Ladd When: Jul 23, 2014

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Comments: The first 4 bolts of this climb is easily linked into Tropicana, making for an interesting 12a that relies on body position and aim. Very fun.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Photo
By: Ladd When: Mar 20, 2014

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Comments: This picture is of the first 4 feet of 40 foot cliff, all of which provides safe falls so long as you don't barn door off.


Location: West Virginia : Seneca Rocks : Lower Slabs : Discrepancy (5.8)
By: Ladd When: Oct 14, 2011

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Comments: done.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fantasy Area : ... : Photo
By: Ladd When: Dec 10, 2010

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Comments: he is tethered in true WV style.


Location: Maine : Acadia National Park : The Precipice aka The South... : Recollections of Pacifica -... (5.9)
By: Ladd When: Jul 10, 2010

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Comments: yes, very true about the "long" statement, perhaps a great top to bottom finger crack would be a better description since so many of the island's cracks are broken by ledges.


Location: West Virginia : Bozoo
By: Ladd When: Nov 8, 2009

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Comments: Let me know if I can hep out at all from an Administrator point of view.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Meadows : Holderness Corner : Holderness Finish (5.10)
By: Ladd When: Nov 6, 2009

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Comments: This is a great finish to either the arete or the corner. Still requires a #2 and a .75 for gear for safety. Two bolts then gear to the top. Cool moves in the little roof section.


Location: New Hampshire : *Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Storm Boulders
By: Ladd When: Aug 24, 2009

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Comments: Done.


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