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By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Sep 15, 2015
Drill or somebody with a rock?
By John Halupowski
From: Intervale, N.H.
Sep 15, 2015
It looks to be made with a drill. The lines are too precise to be made with a rock.
By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Sep 15, 2015
Unless you can see the distinct round markings of a drill bit, I don't think it is from that. It is actually fairly hard to make accurate shallow markings with a drill as it skids around unless you hold and push directly into the rock. I is a lot easier with a rock or a hammer pick. That and the fact that climbers are usually trying to conserve their bits rather than waste them as chisels for doodling and that it is in a spot where plenty of others go lead me to think it is a pretty low chance that is from a climber, hopefully at least.
By John Halupowski
From: Intervale, N.H.
Sep 15, 2015
It absolutely could be made from a chisel, which could be from someone sidetracked while looking for minerals/crystals. I like that idea better.
I will post 2 pictures of 13 deep bolt holds that appear to create a footstep to access a nice looking climb.
By AWinters
Administrator
From: NH
Sep 30, 2015
Where exactly is this? and the bolt holes?
By John Halupowski
From: Intervale, N.H.
Sep 30, 2015
The face is on a rock a couple of hundred feet before the col between North and Middle Sugarloaf, on your right as you're hiking up.
The multiple drill holes are half way down the climbers NE descent path from Middle Sugarloaf's summit. They are at the first short climbs you come to and have been there for decades.
By b miller
From: Jackson, NH
Nov 8, 2015
Smiley.
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What NOT to do on a hiking trail with a drill, hammer, or chisel. This is located a couple of hundred feet before the col between Middle and North Sugarloaf.

Submitted By: John Halupowski on Sep 14, 2015
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