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Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Infinity Wall
By: twellman When: Aug 10, 2013

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Comments: Hey Lee. A friend of mine and I put up that slab last fall. We used the bolts from the crack anchor to clean/bolt it, and were planning to come back and put in an anchor, but forgot about it. I'll go out sometime in the near future and take care of it. It's probably about 5.6, short but nice edgy slab climbing. It will be a good way to get up there to set up a toprope on the cracks. I'll add it to MP after we finish it.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney
By: twellman When: May 17, 2013

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Comments: Anyone know if you can use the America the Beautiful national parks pass for parking at Rumney? Maybe you just leave the card on your dashboard?


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Crow's Nest : Scuttlebutt (5.6)
By: twellman When: Apr 21, 2013

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Comments: Lee, I think it would be appropriate to remove the PG13 rating, given the super safe bolting of the climb. Wouldn't want anyone to miss out on scuttling their butt up this one because of a false sense of danger.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Infinity Wall
By: twellman When: Mar 1, 2013

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Comments: I found the infinity wall this past summer by continuing out past the bakery for about 10 minutes, passing a few small crags without much potential on the way. When we got to the wall, we said, hmm this looks cool, let's put our stuff down here and go find the infinity wall. After about 30 minutes aimlessly searching, we found our way back and then realized that it was actually the infinity wall. So, in conclusion, it is not as impressive as its name may imply. Marks description is good, and it ... more >>


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Waimea : Technosurfing (5.12b) : Photo
By: twellman When: Dec 18, 2012

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Comments: haha nice lee. thought i saw some blue smears last time i was up there. was this the FSA?


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Jimmy Cliff : Photo
By: twellman When: Dec 2, 2012

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Comments: Probly LeCours Heli-Tours, LLC.

It's funny how the clippity slab is almost exactly 45 degrees. I'm almost tempted to get out my protractor to confirm this.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Orange Crush : Predator (5.13b)
By: twellman When: Nov 13, 2012

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Comments: Ha Lee clearly it was the clothes holding you back. If you take your pants off, you'll probly send China Beach next weekend.... if you can find someone to belay you.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Northwest Territories : Primitive Times (5.8)
By: twellman When: Oct 18, 2012

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Comments: I think this could be a nice climb if it were thoroughly cleaned and retrobolted. The corner certainly is a nice feature, and the reason it's so dirty is because no one climbs it, being a non-splitter trad route at Rumney. Anyone else have an opinion on this?


Location: New Hampshire : *Cathedral Ledge : Airation Buttress : Airation (5.11a) : Photo
By: twellman When: Oct 16, 2012

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Comments: Kevin, how did you mislabel yourself as someone else?

Seeing your fingers in those locks makes me want to go climb this again...


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Armed and Dangerous Area (M... : Fish Corner (5.10b V1- R)
By: twellman When: Sep 23, 2012

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Comments: I also think this is deserving of a lower, stick-clippable bolt. The corner is quite fun, and I think the reason no one climbs it is because all the bolts are after the crux!

Mark, does the bolt need to be a glue-in?


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Parking Lot Wall
By: twellman When: Sep 11, 2012

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Comments: Thanks for the info Mark. Is it the cut-leaf toothwort, the same one they put up the fence near Flesh for? I think it would be helpful for someone with good knowledge of the rare plants in the area to put some of that info (and photos if possible) here on MP. Most people, including myself, wouldn't know the difference between rare plants and weeds. Maybe we could work that out with someone from the forest service.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Parking Lot Wall
By: twellman When: Sep 11, 2012

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Comments: Does anyone know what the deal is with the anchors on top of the tallish section of cliff that is straight up from the bathrooms, very close to the parking lot, about 200 feet left of the Meadows Flow ice climbs? Looks like some pretty dirty chossy rock... maybe they're also for ice climbing?


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Armed and Dangerous Area (M... : Flying Squirrel (5.11a)
By: twellman When: Sep 9, 2012

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Comments: This route is fun fun fun. The initial swinging boulder problem is very unique climbing!

I am taller (6') and obviously that makes grabbing the first holds easier, but getting your feet up and under you is easier for shorties! I thought 11a was a fair grade, it is a bouldery opening sequence.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Meadows
By: twellman When: Sep 5, 2012

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Comments: Haha I just noticed that the quick clip in the picture is only rated at 11 kN. I guess the number decreases as the clip gets worn. Fixe has some pretty impressive technology these days!


Location: New Hampshire : WM: North Conway : Humphrey's Ledge : The Geriatric Walls : Cold Feet (5.10 R)
By: twellman When: Sep 3, 2012

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Comments: Seems like that could just as easily make the gear worse... but I hope it does get better so I can lead it next time I'm there!


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Meadows : No Money Down (Left) : Mr. Popular (5.10a)
By: twellman When: Sep 3, 2012

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Comments: I climbed this today after doing Captain Fingers, and getting off the ground made me feel like I was still on Captain Fingers! Super hard for "5.9". Probably more like a V2 then 5.7. I guess at Rumney that somewhow averages out to 5.9 though haha.


Location: New Hampshire : *Cathedral Ledge : The Diedre Area : Diedre (5.10a) : Photo
By: twellman When: Aug 29, 2012

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Comments: Nice Spang! Seems like everyone does that sequence a little differently. Is that a cam hanging next to the draw?


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Swan Slab : ... : Photo
By: twellman When: Aug 27, 2012

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Comments: Tim Burton would like this photo. Very nice.


Location: New Hampshire : WM: North Conway : Humphrey's Ledge : The Geriatric Walls : Cold Feet (5.10 R)
By: twellman When: Aug 27, 2012

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Comments: Tried this on toprope. It felt a bit contrived, but was a fun little boulder problem anyway. Grade seems dependent on exactly where you pull the roof. A couple of small nuts in the seam just over the roof would be solid, but perhaps hard to place from below.

The crux gear is marginal, but could improve with traffic?? I didn't know gear gets better with traffic haha...


Location: New Hampshire : WM: North Conway : Humphrey's Ledge : The Geriatric Walls : Lost and Found (5.10c)
By: twellman When: Aug 27, 2012

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Comments: I thought this was a bit sandbagged at 10b in the new guide. I was glad to see it at 10c here.

A fun route that really tests your balance!


Location: New Hampshire : WM: North Conway : Humphrey's Ledge : The Cake Walk Area : Above and Beyond (5.9+)
By: twellman When: Aug 27, 2012

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Comments: The nut on the second bolt of pitch 3 was loose when I climbed this the other day. I hand-tightened it, but if someone has the foresight to bring a wrench, it could use a good torqueing!

A very fun outing, with well-proctected cruxes, nice belays, and good exposure and views.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Summit Cliff (The Highlands...
By: twellman When: Aug 15, 2012

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Comments: That left-angling chimney looks pretty long and wild. Has anyone climbed it? Is it climbable, or full of muck?


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Asylum : I Had a Good Name, But I Fo... (5.11c)
By: twellman When: Aug 15, 2012

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Comments: Retro Spade = 3 boulder problems with full rests between, no? Very quality and uniquely Rumney-esque, no doubt, but if you suggest that the short routes aren't as classic, it's funny that you'd also suggest a route made of stacked boulder problems to replace them!

On another note, summit cliff looks stacked with some awesome 11's, and I can't wait to get up there this fall.


Location: New Hampshire : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Greens Cliff
By: twellman When: Aug 13, 2012

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Comments: Has anyone ever tried the approach from the sawyer pond trail? It looks like it would be a bit shorter, but perhaps from sawyer pond to the cliffs would be a bushwhack? Seems like this could be a good way to access the northeast crags.


Location: Massachusetts : Rattlesnake Rocks : Ship's Prow : Rainbow Coalition (5.11+)
By: twellman When: Jul 27, 2012

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Comments: John, when you say start just left of the chimney, do you mean the first chimney of Double Chimney? Is this the face with tiny crimps to the left but right of Mulatto arete?


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