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Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Cascading Crystal Kaleidosc... (5.8 PG13) : Photo
By: Brian When: Jun 13, 2015

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Comments: There are a million shots from this vantage point and this is one of the best I've seen. Makes me want to climb it at sunset.


Location: International : Europe : Spain : Photo
By: Brian When: Jun 12, 2015

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Comments: No Picos de Europa?


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (m) Smith Rock Group
By: Brian When: May 31, 2015

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Comments: There is a new route on the far right side of the Llama Wall. Tan bolt hangers on the easier side. Anyone know what it is named and rated?


Location: CT : Central Valley : Rattlesnake Mountain : Rattlesnake Cliff : Photo
By: Brian When: May 28, 2015

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Comments: It looks like a juvenile rat snake. Google juvenile rat snake and click "Images."
There are lots of full grown (black) rat snakes at Rattlesnake.
Rat Snake
Rat Snake



Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (k) The Dihedrals : Rodney's Chocolate Frosted ... (5.7)
By: Brian When: May 13, 2015

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Comments: You don't need two ropes to get down. One 60m and two raps.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (m) Smith Rock Group : (2) Llama Wall
By: Brian When: May 13, 2015

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Comments: There is a new route on the far right side of the cliff. Tan bolt hangers on the easy side. Anyone know what it is named and rated?


Location: Rhode Island : Comment : Photo
By: Brian When: Apr 28, 2015

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Comments: Or they build a house right on top of one of the few decent cliffs in RI (Diamond Hill).


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Mt. Willard : Photo
By: Brian When: Mar 9, 2015

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Comments: Great shot.


Location: Rhode Island : Wolf Hill Quarry
By: Brian When: Feb 25, 2015

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Comments: An ice climbing area only. No worthwhile rock climbing. Very loose with danger of falling rocks.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : Bonnie's Roof (5.9) : Photo
By: Brian When: Jan 30, 2015

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Comments: Usually photos are tilted to make them look steeper. This one is actually steeper than it appears in the photo. If you adjust the horizon to be horizontal it will show the true steepness. Nice photo though with the clouds. I love that climb.


Location: Leslie McG : random : Photo
By: Brian When: Jan 1, 2015

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Comments: Cool tights!


Location: MA : Farley Ledge : Photo
By: Brian When: Nov 14, 2014

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Comments: Fun jug fest. Anyone know the name of this climb?


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Mt. Lincoln : Lincoln's Throat (WI3)
By: Brian When: Nov 12, 2014

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Comments: You may want to only do this in early winter conditions. I saw a huge slab avalanche go down this gully. It is an avalanche chute once the snow builds.


Location: CT : Eastern Highlands : Ross Rocks : Table Rock : Invitation to Dinner (5.9 X)
By: Brian When: Oct 30, 2014

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Comments: Yeah, I would call it 5.7ish but I'm constantly accused of sandbagging grades. Most people call the face 5.8. Probably height dependent.


Location: CT : Eastern Highlands : Ross Rocks : Table Rock : Invitation to Dinner (5.9 X)
By: Brian When: Oct 30, 2014

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Comments: Chris,

I was there the other day and climbed the route again to make sure I know what I'm talking about. If you fall anywhere from a body length above the first piece to the second piece 30 feet above you are going to hit the ground which is covered in rocks. If you survived, you would probably be spending the rest of your life in a wheelchair sucking your dinner through a straw. That is the definition of an X rated climb. Here is a photo of the climb. It is not too clear but you can see the... more >>


Location: CT : Eastern Highlands : Ross Rocks : Table Rock : Invitation to Dinner (5.9 X)
By: Brian When: Oct 27, 2014

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Comments: This is not on the Party Wall. This is the Party Wall: mountainproject.com/v/party-wa...

This is not PG-13. You have the potential for a long (30 foot?) fall between the first and second piece of gear and will deck. It is a free solo on gear and at least an "R" and probably an "X" should you fall before getting to where you can place the second piece of pro.

I saw Nichols lead this many many years ago (around 2000) when we were teaching an AMC class at the cliff. He ski... more >>


Location: CT : Eastern Highlands : Ross Rocks
By: Brian When: Oct 25, 2014

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Comments: Dave Fasulo and I looked closely at the flake in the middle of the big roof on the Party Wall and determined that we couldn't even aid it due to the lack of any crack whatsoever. There are some big roofs on the North End that would probably go if you are into hand jamming cracks while dangling.


Location: NY : The Gunks
By: Brian When: Oct 14, 2014

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Comments: Many climbs at the Gunks are very height dependent due to the horizontal cracks and overhangs. If you can make it to the next positive hold in the horizontal above you it may feel like 5.7. If you can't reach the next horizontal than it may feel like 5.10. Hence the impression that a Gunks route is sandbagged will vary depending on your height.


Location: Rhode Island : Snake Den South
By: Brian When: Sep 17, 2014

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Comments: >> "including a pretty good size cliff (close to the power lines)."
I climbed at this cliff recently. Not exactly a destination but a few fun lines. One leadable crack. It needs some cleaning and traffic.


Location: CT : Eastern Highlands : Pot Hole
By: Brian When: Sep 16, 2014

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Comments: Perhaps someone who regularly climbs here can approach the landowner and explain that CT has a statute (Recreational Use Act, HB 1551) that exempts landowners from liability from people using their land for recreation.

ascentclimbing.net/access-upda...


Location: NH : Hounds Hump Ridge (Eaglet e... : The Eaglet : The West Chimney (5.7)
By: Brian When: Sep 8, 2014

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Comments: I've done this route a bunch of times and as recently as yesterday. Every time I do it I think that the start of the first pitch is harder than 5.7 and I'm usually accused of sandbagging grades. I go up the broken right facing corner laying back a finger crack to a pin with tat on it and then cut straight left across the slab. Is that the way everyone goes or do you go up to the pin on the left directly under the rather dirty slab and then up the slab? I do not use the lower pin on the left o... more >>


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Columbia Mountains : ... : Photo
By: Brian When: Sep 5, 2014

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Comments: No helmet!? What if that rock hit you in the head?


Location: CT : Eastern Coastal Slope : Chatfield Hollow Main Wall : Fear The Wolf (5.8)
By: Brian When: Sep 1, 2014

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Comments: Thanks. We were pulling it to the right. The bolts are accurate. I can see the bolts in the full res photo in PhotoShop and put the X next to them. It just looks weird because the angle makes everything foreshortened.


Location: CT : Eastern Coastal Slope : Chatfield Hollow Main Wall : Fear The Wolf (5.8)
By: Brian When: Aug 21, 2014

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Comments: Do you pull the roof? Where? Go around it to the left? A couple of us were playing on this and think it is considerably harder than 5.8 if you are pulling the roof.
Fear The Wolf
Fear The Wolf



Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : High Exposure (5.6) : Photo
By: Brian When: Aug 7, 2014

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Comments: Great perspective. Not your usual High E shot.


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