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Location: NH : Rumney : Photo
By: Brian When: Jun 11, 2013

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Comments: It's actually a burro.


Location: MA : Bunyan Mountain
By: Brian When: Jun 10, 2013

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Comments: >>It's on private property and can not be accessed legally. This area should not have been posted on TMP.

I climbed there with permission of the landowner years ago. Did you ask? There is a pretty well-worn hiking trail across the top, so people obviously access the property. Your local crag?


Location: MA : Bunyan Mountain
By: Brian When: May 25, 2013

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Comments: I'm not sure of the access issues at this time. I've only gone in with Ken Nichols who has a key to the gate off Macomber Road. I haven't been there lately. I heard that you can walk in via Bunyan Road, but you have to cross someone's land, so you have to ask permission.


Location: CT : Southeast : Lantern Hill : Porcelain Arete (5.9- X)
By: Brian When: May 9, 2013

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Comments: PG13?? Where did you get that from? It is ground fall most of the way up the route. It isn't a lead. It is a free solo on gear. Someone broke their back here on Zen Master so be careful.


Location: CT : Southeast : Lantern Hill : Porcelain Arete (5.9- X)
By: Brian When: May 6, 2013

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Comments: This can be set up with 75 ft of static rope off trees. I wouldn't leave cams on top. They could get stolen. It has happened.


Location: MA : Joe's Rock : Smokey Joe's Cafe (5.10b)
By: Brian When: May 1, 2013

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Comments: If you are going to quote the route information directly from my copyrighted site you should at least cite the source.

www.climbri.org/joes.htm


Location: CT : Northeast : Ross Rocks : Parking Lot Wall : Good Book (5.8+)
By: Brian When: May 1, 2013

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Comments: It is actually a 5.8+ There is a 5.9 variation.


Location: MA
By: Brian When: Apr 19, 2013

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Comments: "A 'new' area on public land that has never been climbed before." There is no such thing in the east. Also just because it is public land, bolting may not be legal.

>>>Hey all. I just moved from the west, where there are tons of sport routes. I have been exploring a new area in the Boston area on public land. It has never been climbed as far as I can tell. If I put up bolted routes, will I be roughing up someones feathers? A few bolts would make some r... more >>


Location: CT : Northeast : Ross Rocks : Party Wall : Unknown 5.6 (5.6) : ... : Photo
By: Brian When: Mar 25, 2013

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Comments: While your are at it try these roofs on the north end.


North end roofs Ross Pond
North end roofs Ross Pond



Location: CT : Northeast : Ross Rocks : Party Wall : Unknown 5.6 (5.6) : ... : Photo
By: Brian When: Mar 23, 2013

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Comments: Morgan,

You're on. It will be worth it to see someone climb it. I think you will find it is harder than it looks. There is another hard roof there you can have a go at too.

Brian


Location: CT : Northeast : Ross Rocks : Party Wall : Unknown 5.6 (5.6) : ... : Photo
By: Brian When: Mar 22, 2013

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Comments: Ha...if you can onsite it I'll buy you all the beers you can drink.


Location: CT : Northeast : Ross Rocks : Party Wall : Unknown 5.6 (5.6)
By: Brian When: Mar 19, 2013

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Comments: I don't have any photos of the roof on the north end with the crack in it. Next time I'm there I'll take one. Here is the roof next to the 5.8. I marked it in red. I'm not sure if it will even go. If it does it is 5.harder-than-I-can-climb.

Ross Roof 5.20?
Ross Roof 5.20?



Location: CT : Northeast : Ross Rocks : Party Wall : Unknown 5.6 (5.6)
By: Brian When: Mar 15, 2013

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Comments: Joe,

The 5.8ish route with the small overhang on the topo has gone free many times. I assume you are talking about the big roof to the left of that route. It has not gone free. Good project for you.

There is also another big roof at the north end between "Disneyworld" and "Something Dirty" that may go free if you like hanging upside down jamming a crack.

Brian


Location: CT : Northeast : Ross Rocks : Party Wall : Unknown 5.6 (5.6)
By: Brian When: Mar 14, 2013

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Comments: No name. It has been top-roped and led many times over many years so the first ascent is lost to history. There are some ancient pitons on this wall on the roof route. The AMC climbed here back in the 1960s.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Columbia Mountains : ... : The Bugaboos
By: Brian When: Jan 21, 2013

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Comments: There are two guidebooks both published in 2003.

www.ontopmountaineering.com/bugaboosbooks.php


Location: CT : Southeast : Chatfield Hollow Main Wall : Wallow In The Hollow (5.12c)
By: Brian When: Dec 7, 2012

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Comments: I'm pretty sure it was Whitey (John) MacLean but that might have been the TR and not the lead.


Location: MA : Cape Ann : Mt. Ann : The Lot Crag : Photo
By: Brian When: Dec 1, 2012

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Comments: The climb should be called "Plumber's Crack."


Location: Rhode Island : Beach Pond : North Shore : Parking Lot Wall
By: Brian When: Sep 18, 2012

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Comments: Yeah...I consider Ross Pond and Lantern Hill to be Rhode Island climbing areas too. :-) There are more RI climbers that climb there than CT climbers.


Location: Rhode Island : Beach Pond : North Shore : Parking Lot Wall
By: Brian When: Sep 18, 2012

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Comments: If it is the same boat launch I used it is in CT. Should this cliff/boulder be in the CT section?

www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2686&Q=383708


Location: Rhode Island : Durfee Hill
By: Brian When: Sep 13, 2012

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Comments: Mark,

The crag you refer to on Yosemite Valley Road in Dayville is heavily posted. There is a No Trespassing sign every 20 feet. It's too bad as it is a decent cliff. I have an old photo of Whitey climbing on the 5.9 arete.

Brian


Location: NH : Kancamagus Crags : Mount Huntington : Photo
By: Brian When: Sep 10, 2012

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Comments: Found this at the bottom of Southern Migration/Perennial in Sept 2012.


Location: CT : Central CT : Ragged Mountain : Main Cliff : Photo
By: Brian When: Sep 5, 2012

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Comments: How about letting democracy prevail and getting like minded people voted on to the RMF Board? I'm one RMF member who will vote for someone who proposes bolted anchors in his/her platform. Many of the Board members have been on the Board for ten years or more. I don't mean to slight or diminish their volunteer contribution to the organization but perhaps it is time for change. Like it or not climbing has changed. There are more people climbing so more environmental impact.

Yeah...and I know t... more >>


Location: CT : Central CT : Ragged Mountain : Main Cliff : Photo
By: Brian When: Sep 5, 2012

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Comments: Sounds like a great idea. RMF organizes a clean-up/trail maintenance get together every year. Perhaps some of this reforestation could be incorporated into that. The second crux will be keeping people off the area if you want to move the tree-line closer to the edge of the cliff. Climbers who don't have trad gear and/or don't know how to place it will go back for tree anchors. And in places the rock is pretty fractured for gear anchors even if you have gear. So bolted anchors will be absolu... more >>


Location: CT : Central CT : Ragged Mountain : Main Cliff : Photo
By: Brian When: Sep 5, 2012

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Comments: The Metacomet trail goes over the top of the cliff. So there are lots of "tourists" (non-climbers) up there. Putting anchors on top of every climb would reduce foot traffic but it would hardly eliminate it and, as you know, it will never happen. Speaking of erosion, the bottom of the cliff suffers from the same overuse (almost all from climbers). The tree roots at the bottom have been getting more exposed over the years. Probably the only fix for that is to strategically place more rocks as ... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Monument : West Side : Machete Ridge Area : Dos Equis (5.8 R)
By: Brian When: Sep 2, 2012

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Comments: An "R" rating? I didn't think it was that run-out. Well protected by Pinnacles standards.


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