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Member Since: Mar 25, 2008
Last Visit: Feb 22, 2011
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Total Points: 25

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3

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Location: New Hampshire : *Cathedral Ledge : The Prow Area : The Beast Flake (5.9)
By: Zigs When: Apr 1, 2009

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Comments: I was wondering if someone could give me some info on the new best way to get from the beast flake to the third pitch of recompense? I've heard a few different things and am a little confused. thanks!

Location: New Hampshire : *Cathedral Ledge : Lower Left Wall / Ventilato... : Fun House Left (5.8)
By: Zigs When: Dec 1, 2008

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Comments: Ditto. I don't know if it was the same spider or maybe a visiting relative but - in case anyone was wondering - as of this past august he or she was alive and well.

Location: New Hampshire : *Cathedral Ledge : Lower Left Wall / Ventilato... : Bombardment (5.8)
By: Zigs When: Dec 1, 2008

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Comments: Due to my own stupidity I ended up having to leap frog my last two cam placements for the last 30 or so feet of the crack on pitch two. This is my way of suggesting that people bring two number 1, and 2 Camalots. Bolder climbers than me will probably say that it's not necessary but I like my gear. The jams are great though so reusing pieces or running it out are both valid options.

Location: New Hampshire : *Cathedral Ledge : Thin Air Face : Standard Route (5.7)
By: Zigs When: Dec 1, 2008

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Comments: I could be wrong, but I thought that the true pitch one started in the dike almost directly below (and slightly right of) toe crack. Whether it's pitch one or not I found this variation way scary since tight chimneys with old pitons for pro tend to raise my blood pressure anyway. Using the Turner's flake ramp is way better climbing not to mention a lot less stressful (for me at least).

Location: New Hampshire : *Cathedral Ledge : Airation Buttress : Pine Tree Eliminate (5.8+)
By: Zigs When: Dec 1, 2008

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Comments: I found the first two or so placements to be a bit tenuous but after that found the protection to be closely spaced and quite solid. As to the moves, I think it is more intimidating than hard since there are good jugs and jams where you need them. A lot of the best holds, though, can be hidden or seem to come right after hard or thin moves.

Location: Massachusetts : Rose Ledge : Widowmaker (aka Leave it to... (5.10+)
By: Zigs When: Apr 12, 2008

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Comments: Agreed. I know this one as Widow-maker, too. I also think it's worth three stars although it's a little hard for the grade.

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