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Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Escoheag : The Escoheag Boulder : Crystallography (V8)
By: M Sprague When: Mar 27, 2017

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Comments: I'm not the best grader since I haven't been able to climb consistently lately. I haven't climbed a V8 recently but I have been working some on a fingery project that I think is probably ~V9, so once I figured the foot beta the fingery crux seemed a lot easier on this than when I tried it a few years ago. I gassed out 4 times going for the easy pop to the jug at the top though. The grade seems about right. I was thinking maybe a 7, not ... more >>


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Escoheag : The Escoheag Boulder : Crystallography (V8)
By: M Sprague When: Mar 23, 2017

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Comments: Footwork made all the difference for me on this. I used a slightly different sequence than Max, putting my toe on a small bump about 6 inches below the better hold out on the face before popping out to the gaston, brought my left foot to the little scoopy hold on the arete, then dropped the right foot a bit to match the left hand under the right on the sidepull and reached out to the right arete. A really nice linkup


Location: New Hampshire : WM: Waterville Valley : Greeley Ponds : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Mar 3, 2017

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Comments: I didn't see much that was really boulderable, just a few so-so small things. It might be worth another look further NE though (suggest without a pad first)


Location: New Hampshire : WM: Waterville Valley : Greeley Ponds
By: M Sprague When: Mar 3, 2017

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Comments: Hikers call it "Painted", climbers gave it the name "Gorilla Head" I presume (I'm not sure when, but that is how I have heard it referred to by Waterville Valley climbers). If you look from around the trail junction the cliff looks amazingly like a gorilla head; also, it is less confusing with all the other painted walls/cliffs.

Last time I was on Greeley Ponds Tr I was on snowshoes trying to keep up with ... more >>


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : The Hillsdale Boulders : Dance Hall Boulder : Unnamed V4 (V3-4)
By: M Sprague When: Feb 25, 2017

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Comments: Depends how contrived it ends up feeling. I'd probably list it as a variation in the description, but see how it is when you get it.


Location: New Hampshire : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Greens Cliff : The Western Wing & Alcove : 357 aka Angel (free version... (5.13)
By: M Sprague When: Feb 24, 2017

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Comments: I haven't heard of anyone replacing them yet. This crag still needs a lot of loving in anchor replacement and route rescrubbing, not to mention two projects on the far right end that I have never gotten back to because they are always soaked in the spring so I get fixated elsewhere. Maybe this year!


Location: Rhode Island : Lincoln Woods : Sit Down area / Druid's Cir... : The Pedestal Boulder : Hat's Off (V5+) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Feb 16, 2017

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Comments: I like the early crashpads


Location: Rhode Island : Lincoln Woods : Lost Crag Area : Lost Crag : Jay's Crack (V0) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Feb 15, 2017

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Comments: ..and no pile of crash pads back then


Location: Rhode Island : Lincoln Woods : Goat Rock : The Original Route (5.9+)
By: M Sprague When: Feb 15, 2017

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Comments: aka "The Original Route" by Paul Baird. A later variation finished out the highest crack angling right (slightly harder)


Location: Rhode Island : Lincoln Woods : Goat Rock : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Feb 2, 2017

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Comments: At least the taggers drew something useful back then...


Location: Rhode Island : The Buckeye Boulders : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Feb 2, 2017

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Comments: This is listed as the Lonesome Boulder on Rocklimbingdotcom, with 3 named routes


Location: Rhode Island : Lincoln Woods : Goat Rock
By: M Sprague When: Feb 2, 2017

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Comments: I can't think of one. Zero Gravity is the hardest one I remember. I just started climbing during the time Ed was putting these routes up. I remember being psyched when I was able to TR it. Unfortunately the routes here were out of commission for a long time afterwards from that knucklehead park ranger who kept pouring oil along the top.

Edit - Looking through Paul's Bairds notes he has 2 TR 12s listed. They are a little hard to decipher but I think they ... more >>


Location: Rhode Island : Lincoln Woods : Goat Rock
By: M Sprague When: Feb 2, 2017

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Comments: You know you are a boulderer when you call this a large cliff Joe, haha


Location: Rhode Island : Lincoln Woods : Goat Rock : Zero Gravity (5.11+)
By: M Sprague When: Feb 2, 2017

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Comments: Didn't somebody end up soloing that line, Andrew Wilder maybe? Kind of nutty considering how tenuous the upper moves are.


Location: Rhode Island : Rocky Point : Caves and Troll Toll : Small Cave : Magic Carpet (V5)
By: M Sprague When: Feb 1, 2017

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Comments: Sean, is this the same as 'Magic Carpet'? See the picture of Dana on it in the comments on the RI state page. If so I'll move it here. Looks kind of the same. I like the 'Creep in the Jeep' name


Location: Rhode Island : Beach Pond : Pirate ship wall
By: M Sprague When: Feb 1, 2017

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Comments: Haha, you have to add some for the normal mental "exhilaration" while climbing here Brian. It looks like about 320 above sea level though I am sure Marc was trying to indicate 15-20' hight.


Location: Rhode Island : Beach Pond : Deadwood : Supernormal (V10)
By: M Sprague When: Jan 31, 2017

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Comments: Max, is the big shelf to the left off?


Location: Rhode Island : Rocky Point : Puddingstone Heights : Fudge Sharpsicle Boulder
By: M Sprague When: Jan 27, 2017

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Comments: Nick, since we combined the two I am not sure which name you guys want to settle on, Freefall or Sharpsicle, so I will leave it up to you to edit as you wish.


Location: Rhode Island : Beach Pond : North Shore
By: M Sprague When: Jan 27, 2017

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Comments: A video tour I found




Location: Rhode Island : Rockville : Blue Pond Boulders
By: M Sprague When: Jan 27, 2017

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Comments: A nice video tour from Daniel Blanchette




Location: Rhode Island : Rockville : Blue Pond Boulders : Sean Timothy Gilman Boulder... : Life in Color (V7-8)
By: M Sprague When: Jan 27, 2017

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Comments: Video of the FA



Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area
By: M Sprague When: Jan 27, 2017

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Comments: A little tour of The Esoheag and Found Boulders from Daniel Blanchette



Location: Rhode Island : Rocky Point : Puddingstone Heights : The Corkscrew Boulder
By: M Sprague When: Jan 26, 2017

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Comments: Nick, I made this area for you and assigned it to you so you can fill in the description and directions if you are signed in. Just use the 'edit text'>'edit properties' in the respective sections to fill them in. You will also have to edit the map location (edit area>edit properties) as I just used a random spot. Anything else, just let me know.
Thanks


Location: Rhode Island : Rocky Point : Puddingstone Heights
By: M Sprague When: Jan 26, 2017

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Comments: Is it Puddingstone or Puddingtown Heights?


Location: Rhode Island : Snake Den : Crag 1 : Matchstick (V3)
By: M Sprague When: Jan 18, 2017

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Comments: What sub area makes the most sense for this to be moved to?


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