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Rock Climbing Photo: Scanned photo of myself at the merger of 'Cherry P...
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By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Feb 25, 2013
I'm pretty sure the rock to Bradley's left is on the hillside below. I was hoping this photo would help me identify where the 3rd pitch of Iron Man and The Thang are. All that remains from The Thang currently is a pair of quickdraws hanging in the sun - something I hope to remove before the crowds amass this spring.
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Feb 25, 2013
very cool look at what is now missing :)
By M Sprague
From: New England
Feb 25, 2013
The one next to him may have been the car sized one I pushed off years ago when I was bolting the sport version. It barely took a nudge with the bar and slid right off. Lots of brimstone that day.
Somebody had actually used it as part of an old anchor (yikes...Bradley?)

The Thang's bolted anchors were just over the lip from the overhanging thin flake, up the slab a bit and on the back wall that fell out. It needs a new finish up the newly uncovered big yellow corner and then probably escape out left to share an anchor with a new third pitch of Ironman (where the Thang originally ended also), or maybe right, underclinging out the roof.(I may have put bolts above the roof when I was thinking of putting a route through there). The top pitch of Iron man is different in that you no longer have a corner to work with where the huge rockfall rock fell out. That area will probably be closed for the peregrines shortly. At least a couple biners should probably be left on the last bolts of The Thang until a new top is put on, so people will have a way to get down if they don't know the anchors are gone. They might help the biologists when they check the nest too.

PS - That roof above should be checked well with a big bar before a route goes through it. I remember it feeling kind of sketchy, and seeing how all that stuff fell out below it, it could be dubious.
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Scanned photo of myself at the merger of 'Cherry Pie' and 'Rock De Jour'. Photographer Tom Bowker.

Submitted By: bradley white on Apr 3, 2011
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Rock de Jours (5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X )
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