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Member Since: Nov 9, 2006
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Location: Rhode Island : Snake Den : The Quarry
By: M Sprague When: 6 hours ago

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Comments: Thanks Brian!


Location: Rhode Island : Snake Den : Crag 1 : Matchstick (V3)
By: M Sprague When: 22 hours ago

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


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : The Pound
By: M Sprague When: 2 days ago

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Comments: What I want to know is how the guy weighed the thing. I had a hard enough time trying to stand on the scale holding a wiggling 80 lb Samoyed;) Thanks for the heads up. Might be worth posting in the eastern states forum.


Location: New Hampshire : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Mahoosuc Notch
By: M Sprague When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Dave, if I remember correctly, the page was switched over to you to make it simpler for you to do reorganization/editing and add further information. I guess the editing never happened. I'll switch it back to Bradley if you guys would like. Edit and additional information suggestions can always be posted using the 'improve this page' button. Thanks for the very useful topos.


Location: New Hampshire : WM: Albany Area
By: M Sprague When: Jan 10, 2017

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Comments: It would be great to have a little write-up about the bouldering around Whitton Pond, if anyone is familiar with the area.


Location: New Hampshire : *Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Yosemite Boulder Area : The Dream of Life (V7)
By: M Sprague When: Jan 7, 2017

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Comments: Nadya, I'll reassign this over to you so you can edit as you need (Hope you don't mind, Graham) Don't forget guys, you can use the 'improve this page' button.


Location: New Hampshire : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Rumney Ice Climbs : Main Cliff Left--Venus Wall : Venus Flakes* (5.10a WI4+ M5- PG13)
By: M Sprague When: Dec 31, 2016

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Comments: The discussion is useful for those who might contemplate climbing it with tools.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : Trailside Wall (The Scoop ... : Der Felsblock und ich (V0-1) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Dec 26, 2016

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Comments: This shows the surroundings a bit more for identifying + a few more lines. Next time I'm there I'll try to get a better pic and reacquaint myself with the other lines to be able to write decent descriptions (unless somebody else wants to get to it first and come up with names)

It has been cleaned up a little more than shows in this pic.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : Trailside Wall (The Scoop ... : Der Felsblock und ich (V0-1)
By: M Sprague When: Dec 26, 2016

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Comments: Nice to see others climbing here. I started rescrubbing some of the lines here last spring, but I was kind of wondering if anybody else would climb them and make it worth it. I'll dig through my photos and see if I have any that show the wall. I think the spot is worth some work.

There is also a slightly harder "direct" start from a little to the left. There is a pretty good harder project with some very thin technical moves on the face just to ... more >>


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney
By: M Sprague When: Dec 26, 2016

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Comments: Second that. During the Winter or Spring while there is still ice up on the right side of the Main Cliff it is a lot better to approach via the A&D stairs; only slightly longer but easier and safer. Huge ice comes ripping down from the top when it warms up in the sun or gets blown by the wind.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Hinterlands : Rise Against (5.11b) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Dec 6, 2016

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Comments: Thanks. Interesting. I wonder if I put them in on an early recon and forgot about them or somebody else did. They don't look familiar.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Hinterlands : Rise Against (5.11b) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Dec 5, 2016

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Comments: Are those eyebolt anchors in the foreground at the top of Mean Lean, Lee?


Location: Rhode Island : Lincoln Woods : Heart Boulder : Silent Rage (V8)
By: M Sprague When: Nov 30, 2016

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Comments: Another great video Christian, thanks.


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Old Mountain Rd. : Schism project (V9) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Nov 29, 2016

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Comments: Maybe, but it didn't seem like it would be easy or feel contrived to keep traversing. The serious lack of footholds in sections is what makes the route so hard to me. I had already smashed my elbow to the point where I thought I was going to puke on another problem so I didn't want to do anything too crazy heel hooking with my hands on terrible slopers with the tree behind me without a spot.


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Old Mountain Rd. : Schism project (V9)
By: M Sprague When: Nov 28, 2016

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Comments: I played on this a little the last couple days and scrubbed most of it (still needs the finish scrubbed) It is hard. It has been a number of years since I climbed a V9, but it seemed harder than that to me. There was fresh chalk on it so somebody else has been working on it also. They missed a lot of holds under the moss above the lip, so if it is you you should find more to work with when you get back. Most of my better attempts consisted of pulling on at various points, barely doing one move a... more >>


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Old Mountain Rd. : Schism project (V9) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Nov 28, 2016

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Comments: Crappy cell phone photo that doesn't do the route justice, but it should identify. The left side still needs cleaning in this photo, but I plan to get to it soon.


Location: New Hampshire : *Cannon Cliff : 4. Moby Grape Area : Reppys Crack (5.8)
By: M Sprague When: Nov 26, 2016

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Comments: Sure John, but it is easy enough to put whether the approach trail brings you directly under it or to the left or right, if there is a fixed anchor at the top of the pitch for rapping etc. It is a route that visitors who have never been to Cannon before will likely be thinking of getting on. I'm not slagging the OP, but why not add a little more info if we can?


Location: New Hampshire : *Cannon Cliff : 4. Moby Grape Area : Reppys Crack (5.8)
By: M Sprague When: Nov 25, 2016

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Comments: For such a popular landmark route, the description and directions could use filling out. Anyone for it? I haven't been on it in 5 or 6 years and don't have it ingrained in my mind except speed climbing the second half to stop the pain or I would myself. "Right of Moby Grape", which nobody does the original start of anymore, doesn't help so much. Beautiful route, you just need the right shoes.


Location: New Hampshire : *Cannon Cliff : 4. Moby Grape Area : Reppys Crack (5.8)
By: M Sprague When: Nov 21, 2016

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Comments: Warning: this can be extremely painful on your feet. You may want to wear your approach shoes on it. Thick old style board lasted shoes would be perfect


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : The Hillsdale Boulders : Dance Hall Boulder : Wall Flower (V1) : Photo (Copy)
By: M Sprague When: Oct 31, 2016

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Comments: Wallflower is the obvious vertical crack in the center of the boulder


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : The Hillsdale Boulders : Dance Hall Boulder : Pants Off Dance Off Arete -... (V0-1)
By: M Sprague When: Oct 31, 2016

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Comments: I made an entry for the right hand version since they climb quite differently and so people will have a place to tick each of them. They are both a lot of fun. Do them both!


Location: New Hampshire : *Pawtuckaway : Area 51 : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Oct 31, 2016

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Comments: Troy, is one of those V9s on this boulder Photo ? I always wanted to know who did it and what they called it


Location: New Hampshire : *Pawtuckaway : Area 51 : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Oct 31, 2016

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Comments: Nice to see you still getting out here, Brett. It would be great to get more of the stuff you guys have done recorded here. I wish Pway wasn't so out of the way for me to get to or I would be there all the time.


Location: New Hampshire : *Pawtuckaway : Area 51
By: M Sprague When: Oct 31, 2016

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Comments: You just didn't go far enough, Andrew. You needed to keep heading along traversing east below the slope. You would pass a few single boulders (down a little more just in the hemlocks) then come to a big cluster ~ 5 min past the Sun Bldr with some ok potential. Pass between that cluster and the slope a few more minutes and you will get to the Yosemite cluster (lots of obvious cracks) There is lots more all around from Yosemite, further along east, upslope and also down into th... more >>


Location: New Hampshire : *Pawtuckaway : Area 51 : The Sun Boulder (aka Entran... : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Oct 31, 2016

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Comments: Anybody cleaned and climbed this crack yet?


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