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Obi Wan Ryobi - Darth Vader Crag, Rumney NH


Member Since: Oct 18, 2010
Last Visit: 4 hours ago
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Total Points: 304
Last Year: 13
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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All 1093 | Routes 5 | Areas | Photos 38 | Page Improvements | Comments 64 | Posts 575 | Stars 270 | Ratings 141
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Location: NH : Rumney : The Parking Lot Wall : Chloe's Breakfast Special (5.8)
By: Brendan Blanchard When: Nov 5, 2011

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Comments: Loved it. The start is pretty messy, but the moves flow nicely at about 5.4 and its not in the main flow of water. The upper section is amazing, full value 5.8 climbing. Jump on it, its worth it :)

Bolts at the top could be skipped if wanted, I climbed past one or two simply because the moves flow so well.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Lower Slabs : Open Book (5.8 R)
By: Brendan Blanchard When: Oct 27, 2011

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Comments: A #7 (red) BD nut will fit in one of the locks before the crux. It will hold yank in in a perfect downward pull, but I doubt it would hold a fall. Needless to say I didn't test that theory. Probably a waste of time, just get the business done :)


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Upper Cliff : The Roof (5.7)
By: Brendan Blanchard When: Oct 24, 2011

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Comments: If the roof is wet it becomes the crux, had a very interesting encounter with it this weekend.


Location: NH : Rumney : The Meadows : Center Section : Mom's Pancake (5.6)
By: Brendan Blanchard When: Jun 1, 2011

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Comments: There is now a fixed bong in the large crack between the second and third bolts, and another a bit to the left in the next crack/overhang. Thanks to whoever put them up, its pretty run out without atleast the first one.

Fun route, grade varies with the holds you decide to use, I think using the corner helps quite a bit.


Location: NH : Rumney : The Meadows : Center Section : Lies and Propaganda (5.9)
By: Brendan Blanchard When: Jun 1, 2011

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Comments: Gave this a try today, falling mid-crux with slack makes for an interesting situation. I had the privilege of waving to my belayer as he flew past me...good pumpy start though.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Blair Woods : Crack Boulder Area : Crack Arete (V3)
By: Brendan Blanchard When: Apr 14, 2011

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Comments: Feels way too easy for V3? Had a friend who usually does V1 in a couple of tries nearly flash it. The foot nubbin to the right also broke off, but left a high friction surface about just as good.


Location: International : Asia : Mongolia : Terelj : The Biggest Block : Photo
By: Brendan Blanchard When: Feb 21, 2011

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Comments: I thought this was a decent-large boulder...and then I saw the people in the bottom left. Amazing rock feature.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Photo
By: Brendan Blanchard When: Feb 17, 2011

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Comments: Textbook example of alto-cumulus clouds, great picture!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Photo
By: Brendan Blanchard When: Jan 17, 2011

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Comments: Perfect anchor right there ;)


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Blair Woods : Warmup Area : Doing Daddy Longlegs (V0+)
By: Brendan Blanchard When: Jan 9, 2011

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Comments: Was listed as a V2 in the guidebook, I went straight up and mantled on the incredibly slopey holds, which seemed more V2ish rather than going up and right.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Lower Slabs : Beginner route (5.6)
By: Brendan Blanchard When: Dec 4, 2010

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Comments: Ladd, I believe Almond Joy and Mounds are on either side of these routes, one being 5.9- and the other 5.9+, not sure which though.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Blair Woods : Hero Block : 2 by 4 (V0)
By: Brendan Blanchard When: Dec 1, 2010

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Comments: The guidebook says this is a sit start, the on V0-like start seems to be from more of a crouch. What do you guys think? The "rounded flake" part described in the book seems to be much higher than one can reach from the ground, even on a mat or two....(I'm 5'10")


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Blair Woods : Welcome Boulders : Tequila Sunrise (V1)
By: Brendan Blanchard When: Nov 18, 2010

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Comments: Didn't really feel like a V1. I haven't done anything over a V2/3 and this felt almost like a walk in the park. I liked it overall though, I topped out to the right of the arete to avoid mantling with a 15ft fall on one pad ;)


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Upper Cliff : Short Stuff (5.6) : Photo
By: Brendan Blanchard When: Nov 5, 2010

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Comments: Picture credits to Keegan Carter, one of my first climbing partners. (He took pictures mostly.)


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