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Jonathan Steitzer

 
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Location: New Hampshire : Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee : Pickledish : temp holding
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: 3 days ago

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Comments: I'm traveling right now but I'll have it done by September. I'm probably going to revamp all of pickledish, there's a lot of improvements I'm putting together.


Location: New Hampshire : Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee : Pickledish : temp holding
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: 4 days ago

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Comments: I'm using it to sort out spaces while I still work out access issues. Once those are sorted then I'll add everything where it needs to be and delete it out.

There's a lot of rock here and I'm still not sure how to best document, so I'm using this as a rough draft space.

Feel free to shoot me an email if you'd like to chat more about it.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Northwest Territories : B-B-Buttress (5.9) : Photo
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: Jul 9, 2017

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Comments: Just some beta, he's off route here. His right foot is on a huge hand jug and there's dead easy foot placements below that jug. I bet the start felt really hard because he missed all the holds!


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Northwest Territories : B-B-Buttress (5.9)
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: Jul 9, 2017

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Comments: Warning - Anchor bolts are both loose. Left one severely loose. Someone with a wrench or ratchet please tighten them down if you climb this.

And since everyone else is offering their 2 cents: Start is easy if you just look for and plan the feet. After that it's fun interesting slab, but I'd say the whole climb is like 5.8. It's about as technically difficult as Morning Glory in Acadia.

That being said, the climb is an absolute blast. Full value, nice and long. Fun... more >>


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Northwest Territories : The Beastie (5.7)
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: Jul 9, 2017

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Comments: As of July 9th 2017, no sappy tree issues that I noticed. An absolute delight of a climb though. Climb this immediately!


Location: New Hampshire : *Cannon Cliff : 1. Whitney-Gilman Area : Whitney Gilman Ridge (5.7)
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: Jul 6, 2017

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Comments: Trust the pitons, they're good.

I've taken falls on worse looking pins in Mexico, and they're as solid as the one on the Saigons at Cathedral.

As of July 6th, 2017, most of the pitons on the main route are solid and should give you confidence.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Northwest Territories : Times Like These (5.7)
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: Jul 4, 2017

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Comments: Easy feet but thin hands through the crux.

Fun little climb. Worth doing if you're there.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Northwest Territories : Shine On (5.5)
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: Jul 4, 2017

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Comments: All bolts are well placed for easy clips. Fun climb.

Its about as technically difficult as Mowgli, so 5.2?

As of July 4th 2017 the lower offs are worn about halfway thru.


Location: Maine : Camden Hills : 05. Lost Valley aka Out Bac...
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: Jul 3, 2017

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Comments: On finding the place:

The rock cairns are good and lead you directly to the cliff. It's the most obvious trail by far.

They deposit you at the slab in front of "Funny Farm" and "OCD"


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Venus Wall : Mowgli Grape (5.4)
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: Jun 23, 2017

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Comments: Some notes:

  • Lower offs are fine. A little rusty but it's just cosmetic rust. Treat them as rap rings to use them. Absolutely no need to replace them.

  • Some of the bolts are behind ledges. Bring a couple short slings, or double up your quickdraws on them, or skip them to reduce rope drag.

  • This climb is excellent. Fun aesthetic climbing at the grade, traverse as low as possible left on the first 3 to really get the full value.

  • If Clip a Dee Doo Dah is a 5.3, this thing is ...
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Location: New Hampshire : Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee : Pickledish : temp holding : BW : ... : Photo
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: Jun 22, 2017

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Comments: Upper half of cliff.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bridge Area : Bridge Boulders : ... : Photo
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: Jun 22, 2017

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Comments: Sorry for the blur, I didn't realize till I got home. This photo is to help you identify the jaws boulder if you've never been here before.


Location: Virginia : Richmond/Central VA : Manchester Wall : Main Wall : Root Canal (5.10a)
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: Jun 19, 2017

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Comments: Copying routes out of a guidebook and providing useless route descriptions isn't really what anyone would consider "doing your part,"

The subtitle of this site is "Beyond the Guidebook: The Definitive Climbing Resource"

That means more than 6 words to describe a route, and something that would be helpful to someone who doesn't know the area.


Location: Virginia : Richmond/Central VA : Manchester Wall : Main Wall : Root Canal (5.10a)
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: Jun 8, 2017

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Comments: This is the laziest and worst route description I've ever seen on mountain project. It tells someone who isn't familiar with the area nothing helpful.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bridge Area : The Pinnacle : Afternoon Delight (5.6 R)
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: Jun 8, 2017

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Comments: Can this be rap'd off with a single 60m? Or is it mandatory 2 ropes?


Location: Maine : Camden Hills : 04. Barrett's Cove Cliff : Fourth of July (mid-cliff S... (5.8+ R) : Photo
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: May 30, 2017

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Comments: Ben Townsend deserves a lot of respect and appreciation for all that he does for Camden.


Location: West Virginia : Seneca Rocks
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: May 29, 2017

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Comments: Question: is there a forum or website that Seneca locals use rather than Mountain Project? Something like what Supertopo is to Yosemite or NEClimbs is to North Conway?


Location: Maine : Clifton Crags : Eagle Bluff : Bivy Route (5.9)
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: May 20, 2017

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Comments: That seems more like a note for your tick.


Location: Maine : Fort Williams : Blade Runner (V3+)
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: May 17, 2017

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Comments: Oh I know Peter, I was referring to the specific route this guy posted. There's a ton of great climbing here.


Location: Maine : Fort Williams : Photo
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: May 17, 2017

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Comments: Sure, however you originally titled and commented on your photo with something like "lots of FAs to be had here!"

Hence my comment.


Also while this site is for sharing stuff, you have to respect the local ethic. Lots of people around Portland have been climbing here, climbing hard, for a long time.

And the locals have left it to be an adventure for anyone who wants to explore it. So sure, the location is here, but trying to claim FAs or speculate on FAs to be had shows a lack of k... more >>


Location: New Hampshire : Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee : Pickledish
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: May 16, 2017

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Comments: I've been out to Pickledish twice a week or so this spring, and just a word on parking. The police are actively patrolling the dirt road and stopping to interrogate anyone who looks like a climber due to the situation on the Holt's side of the skiway. Be very mindful of parking at the Skiway and walking up.

If anyone knows this area really well I have some questions and would love to pick your brain.

Thanks.
Jon


Location: Maine : Fort Williams
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: May 14, 2017

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Comments: This area should be closed to new route submissions. People have been climbing here for decades, all the rock has been climbed and there are no new lines.

Part of the fun of the place is discovering it for yourself, doing a traverse at high tide, soloing some boulder problem. Or hanging a top rope over some of the secret steep stuff.


This place is a gem, let's keep it that way and not over publicize it. Everyone can see it and knows there is rock there, and curious climbers will find rock... more >>


Location: Maine : Fort Williams : Photo
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: May 14, 2017

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Comments: This stuff has all been climbed for decades.


Location: Maine : Photo
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: May 14, 2017

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Comments: Yeah, it's privately owned and off limits, tho I've heard of stealth ascents!


Location: Maine : Fort Williams : Blade Runner (V3+)
By: Jonathan Steitzer When: May 14, 2017

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Comments: People have been climbing here for decades. There are no unclimbed lines at Fort Williams. Don't try and claim the FA, op.


Also, most of this rock is hollow / crumbly, just stay off it.


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