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Rock Climbing Photo: here im up high on the 5.8 variation... just below...
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By climber57
May 1, 2014
The flakes arn't loose
By lee hansche
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From: goffstown, nh
May 8, 2014
There is loose rock down there unless it has fallen off... you do not need to use it... hence i said weave between them... don't go anywhere on Cannon with the idea that there isn't loose rock to be avoided.... the cliff by it's nature is loose and slowly falling apart... that being said this is not a very sketchy pitch... just keep your wits about you as always :) happy climbing
By losbill
May 8, 2014
Cannon is over rated for rock fall. Gunks is where it is happening. Couple of major rockfalls and at least one serious injury in the last couple of years. What is the tally on Cannon? A couple of bloody shins from climbing up the damn talus? Remember climb like a kitten!
By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
May 8, 2014
there was a pretty good one on the original start of Mobey Grape... someone rode down a big block....

I've climbed a good bit on cannon and a little at the Gunks... I see more dangerous rock on Cannon and more dangerous people at the Gunks...

It is Cannon's dangerous reputation that keeps people smart up there which keeps them safe...
By losbill
May 9, 2014
My comment was a bit tongue-in-cheek. I climb a fair bit in both places. I have witnessed rockfall, some it pretty substantial, on Cannon a number of times. Never at the Gunks. Nevertheless the only time I have gone for a ride due to loose rock was at the Gunks. I leaned back off a seemingly very solid large block I had just pulled down on under the roof on pitch two of Nurse's Aid for a photo from above by my partner. Off we went, the block and I. To quote Nick Goldsmith -

Climb like a kitty, pull down not out and say your prayers.
By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
May 9, 2014
it's all good, just wanted to make sure people new to cannon didn't let down their guard...
we used to think rumney was safe from rock fall now it seems that nowhere is safe... constant vigilance! :)
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here im up high on the 5.8 variation... just below me is a bunch of steep loose flakes that you just need to weave your way through...

Submitted By: lee hansche on Jul 16, 2010
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Whitney Gilman Ridge (5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b )
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