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Location: New Hampshire : WM: Kinsman Notch : 2. Lost River Crags (whole ... : 4. Lower Patina Wall : Photo
By: losbill When: Sep 6, 2017

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Comments: Third pitch is definitely worth the bushwhack of the second pitch. If anyone is looking for a good deed project the second pitch could use some major work. And a bolt or two to protect the traverse to get to the point where you can move up to the 2 bolt anchor.


Location: New Hampshire : *Cannon Cliff : 4. Moby Grape Area : Moby Grape (5.8)
By: losbill When: Jun 30, 2017

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Comments: Ben we all do.

However it is a Zen thing. You must discover the Truth for yourself. The Truth lies in North Conway.

Go there follow your Inner Self. Climb Cathedral. Consider it a spiritual journey more than a climb.

Eventually a monk or spirit will appear to you. Exactly which manifests itself will be up to you. You will know this entity is the source of the Truth since it will be soloing crack climbs with two biners of nuts and no rope.

Your Zen state and thus your chance of enco... more >>


Location: New York : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Hans' Puss (5.7) : Photo
By: losbill When: Jun 28, 2017

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Comments: BTW I really like the photo as well. The depth of field and the over emphasis of the blue filter really dramatically brings out the striated, horizontal nature of Gunks rock. The composition of the shot is well done. The bit of dynamic slack in the rope and the climber's focus on his handhold clearly indicate he has just stepped up to the stance. It adds a very nice bit of freshness and liveliness to the shot. I am giving it the very highly esteemed Denis Connor 3 star Gunks photo grade.... more >>


Location: New York : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Hans' Puss (5.7) : Photo
By: losbill When: Jun 28, 2017

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Comments: Russ please report back to us when you figure it out.


Location: New Hampshire : WM: Zealand Road / Notch : Mount Oscar : The Perez Highway (5.8+)
By: losbill When: Jun 27, 2017

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Comments: Ditto what Robert posted. This thing kicks my butt at the top. I don't do enough slab to be able to rate it accurately but I don't think it is 5.8+. Unless going right at the top, grabbing vegetation and using more vegetation to hand traverse left to the anchor is what the FAist did.


Location: New Hampshire : WM: Zealand Road / Notch : Mount Oscar : Crescent aka Oscar Mayer (5.7)
By: losbill When: Jun 27, 2017

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Comments: Good climb. Just remember when leading it not to try to turn a 5.7 climb into a 5.9 climb at the crux.


Location: New York : The Gunks : The Trapps : a2. The Uberfall - right : Crowberry Ridge (5.5 R)
By: losbill When: Jun 24, 2017

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Comments: I guess Williams actually climbed it.


Care to elaborate?


Location: New York : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : Insuhlation (5.9)
By: losbill When: Jun 21, 2017

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Comments: Hey Seth we all have to go sooner or later. Hope your neck is feeling better. See you down there soon.


Location: New York : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : Insuhlation (5.9)
By: losbill When: Jun 20, 2017

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Comments: So, I measured the BD rope in my apartment with a yardstick and I got 65m. I sent the BD rope back and they measured it to 72m.

Kalil please refer to Annex 2 Informative Annex on measuring ropes in this document.

The standard came to my attention last year. I had borrowed a light weight 60 meter line for an alpine adventure from a friend. I had the foresight to lay it out in the driveway and me... more >>


Location: New York : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Moonlight (5.6) : Photo
By: losbill When: Jun 13, 2017

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Comments: For me it is not a question of which is easier. It is a question of do I want to do the first 20 or so feet with no pro.


Location: New Hampshire : *Pawtuckaway : Blair Woods : Hero Block : Ball Doctor SDS (V6-7)
By: losbill When: Apr 19, 2017

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Comments: Hey Gavin thanks for sharing your videos of bouldering at Pawtuckaway. Haven't been up there in years. Gives me some motivation to get the pad in the car and here up there.


Location: Massachusetts : Leominster Area : Crow Hill : 5. Main Face : Intertwine (5.8) : Photo
By: losbill When: Apr 13, 2017

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Comments: So why not delete the photo?

Why would you?


Location: Massachusetts : Leominster Area : Crow Hill : 5. Main Face : Intertwine (5.8) : Photo
By: losbill When: Apr 13, 2017

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Comments: BTW, the anchor on Intertwine is now version two of a double bolt anchor and quite acceptable. The first bolt anchor was less than ideal and was redone.


Location: Massachusetts : Leominster Area : Crow Hill : 5. Main Face : Intertwine (5.8) : Photo
By: losbill When: Apr 13, 2017

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Comments: Who maintains the hardware at Crow Hill? I'd like to connect with them.

No one anymore, or at least not on a regular basis, but then there isn't that much hardware to maintain. Excluding of course the bolts on Joey's Folly, AKA Dune.


Location: New York : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge... : Yellow Ridge (5.7) : Photo
By: losbill When: Apr 5, 2017

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Comments: Nice shot Seth. Looking good Gail! Dog-Stick-Ridge is another excellent linkup if you haven't done it yet. I found its first pitch to have its own interesting move or two as well.


Location: New York : The Gunks : The Trapps : d. Strictly - Shockley's : Ruby Saturday Direct (5.10a) : Photo
By: losbill When: Mar 7, 2017

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Comments: Why?

BTW the photo is so murky that unless one has stood on the horizontal and agonized about how to protect the "move" you would have no idea what you are referring to.


Location: New York : The Gunks : Millbrook : Today you will be with me i... (5.12 A1 R) : Photo
By: losbill When: Mar 2, 2017

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Comments: Geez! Okay Donald, you have my respect. 65 mph wind gusts and not all that warm. I wimped and curled up in the morning room with a book and a fourth cup of coffee.


Location: Wyoming : Grand Teton National Park : Cascade Canyon : Baxter's Pinnacle - South R... (5.9)
By: losbill When: Jan 31, 2017

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Comments: The crux of this climb is the descent.


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By: losbill When: Jan 12, 2017

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Comments: Totally bogus!!!! Everyone knows the Irish Rivera is up in the south side of Winnipesaukee. At least for New England. If you really want to get accurate, it is Breezy Point in Queens. But you better be NYPD or NYFD. Up the Rebels!


Location: New York : Adirondacks : E: High Peaks Region : Panther Gorge : Photo
By: losbill When: Dec 30, 2016

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Comments: Nolan love your work! Thanks for sharing. What other media do you work in? Gallery? Website?


Location: New York : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : Directissima (5.9) : Photo
By: losbill When: Nov 22, 2016

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Comments: Once you head up the RF corner the belay is 12 feet up. Rope drag is not an issue. It is a short pitch.


Location: New York : The Gunks : The Trapps : a1. The Uberfall - left
By: losbill When: Sep 9, 2016

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Comments: Julie, under the heading of letting no good deed go unrecognized, thank your for all your hard work in making the Gunks section of MP such a valuable resource!


Location: New York : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge... : Dog-Stick-Ridge (5.8) : Photo
By: losbill When: May 12, 2016

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Comments: It worked out. Turns out I knew the other leader. He knew I was faster so I zipped up the arete keeping my rope on the left and protected the overhang off to the left. Once I was clear he finished and brought his second up who was somewhat inexperienced. Once she had gained the roof and I started bringing my second up with just a minimal delay. Probably best on a weekend to check the situation on YR first and gauge the timing of the likely traffic.


Location: New York : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge... : Dog-Stick-Ridge (5.8) : Photo
By: losbill When: May 12, 2016

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Comments: Nice photo! Good link-up. Do you have one with a bigger field of view? Pretty cool position just below the Yellow Ridge arete. I surprised someone one day on Yellow Ridge by popping up at the base of the arete as they were just about to gain it.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : G: Indian Lake Region : Crane Mountain : Upper South Corner Cliffs : ... : Photo
By: losbill When: May 12, 2016

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Comments: Hey Jay! Looks good! I will have to give it a spin next time I come over to visit.


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