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Location: Rhode Island : Lincoln Woods : Heart Boulder : Silent Rage (V8)
By: M Sprague When: 4 days ago

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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: 6 days ago

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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: 6 days ago

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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: 6 days ago

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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: NH : *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: NH : *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: NH : *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 : Big House 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 : Big House 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: NH : *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: NH : *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: NH : *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: NH : *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?


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Big House Boulders : Dance Hall Boulder : Warm-Up Crack (V-easy)
By: M Sprague When: Oct 31, 2016

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Comments: OK as part of your warm-up or an easy climb if you don't mind that it is a little contrived to not step left.


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Big House Boulders : Dance Hall Boulder : Unnamed (V2+) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Oct 31, 2016

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Comments: V2+ maybe? I did this yesterday. The idea was to stay away from the crack to the right (and the holds right next to it), though you can bail that way if the reach up to the edge is too much for you. No name yet, of course ;)) Wallflower is the crack just to the right


Location: Rhode Island : The De Coppet Estate : Big House Boulders : Dance Hall Boulder : Unnamed V4 (V3-4)
By: M Sprague When: Oct 31, 2016

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Comments: I did this yesterday. After not climbing for a few weeks I came on it fresh and with slightly different beta that made the bottom seem much easier. After getting established in the vertical crack with my feet in the horizontal, I shuffle my feet to the left a little so I could get my left toe into the quartz pocket then angled my hands left on some small edges and reached high for a good edge in the angling seam and topped out just right of the arete. It was only at the top that I could have use... more >>


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Greens Cliff : The Northeastern Crags : Yeti Beats (5.10+) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Oct 31, 2016

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Comments: Thanks, corrected. I'm so bad remembering names.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : Crack In The Woods : Crack In The Woods (5.10c)
By: M Sprague When: Sep 27, 2016

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Comments: This year is an extremely dry year. Do you think that extra 15' will be dry enough normally if it was cleaned and an anchor placed up there?


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Greens Cliff : The Northeastern Crags : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Sep 26, 2016

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Comments: This is above and about 75' to the right of the arete, not visible from the ground and accessed by walking back 30' on the tree ledge from an angling intermediate pitch above Big Red Shoes ( so about above Shape Shifter). I also found a cool tunnel through the cliff from another ledge that comes out right at the second pitch belay. The cliff is very featured here and has several bands of wall set back from the first, visible from the ground, rock.


Location: NH : *Rumney : The Hinterlands : Electric Socks (5.8+)
By: M Sprague When: Sep 25, 2016

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Comments: ^^Yikes! No, the block I was referring to with the anchors in it is more van size, if I remember right. I can't picture where a microwave sized block would have come from, but it has been quite a while since I have been on this. Glad nobody was hurt.


Location: NH : *Rumney
By: M Sprague When: Sep 22, 2016

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Comments: Climber discount, Brian, but you have to mention you are a climber. The owners are very climber friendly.


Location: NH : *Rumney
By: M Sprague When: Sep 20, 2016

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Comments: $34 for a tent site (includes showers, but that is for 2 adults and up to 3 children. They give a discount if you mention you are a climber. I know I have never paid $34 even when I had a site to myself ( but maybe bc I'm cool :)) The Little Inn (link above) is really nice and owned by climbers; highly recommended if you can spare the few bucks more, especially late or early in the season.
bakerrivercampground.com/sampl...


Location: NH : *Rumney
By: M Sprague When: Sep 20, 2016

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Comments: Did you mention you are a climber? That seems high. I pay $10 to tent there. It could be bc I usually join friends who have a site. That is the place I would recommend, especially if you have a dog, as they don't allow pets at the place directly across the street from the climbing.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Greens Cliff : The Northeastern Crags : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Sep 6, 2016

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Comments: mountainproject.com/v/sojourn-... is the first route to the right of JGG, actually starting off it. I never see people on it for some reason.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : Sundown Ledge : Main Cliff : Tits Out for the Lads (5.11b)
By: M Sprague When: Sep 6, 2016

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Comments: It's better than Balls Out for The Gals.


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