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Location: nicksalwayssleeping : out n about : Photo
By: M Sprague When: 4 days ago

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Comments: You should talk to Whitey (John McLean). I am pretty sure he climbed that back in the 80s. Unfortunately I don't remember any of the names of the routes he did there except one was called 'Football and Toast'. The whole wall was pretty much scoured for any potential lines back in the day. There where a number of pretty good South county climbers who would go there in the 80s when they were looking for something local to play on. It is great if it is seeing some action though.


Location: NH : Rumney : Main Cliff : Goldbug Finish (5.12b)
By: M Sprague When: 5 days ago

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Comments: Hasn't happened yet. Smitty and I got called to other locations. This whole 'life interfering with climbing and route fixing up' thing is for the birds :))


Location: NH : Rumney : Yellowknife Buttress
By: M Sprague When: 5 days ago

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Comments: Usually replacing bolts is not an organised group activity, rather somebody with the skills and tools decides to pack up a big backpack and walks up there. It is kind of a one or two person job. If you see Chris, Dave, Ward or Pete of the RCA (the usual suspects doing it these days) ask what the best practices are now and if there is anything you can do to help. You can always pick a route you want to climb that is looking green and spend some time giving it a scrub.


Location: NH : White Ledge (Albany)
By: M Sprague When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Probably better to have this conversation elsewhere (privates or forum). My comment wasn't meant to be negative towards you, merely pointing to the purpose of the site.


Location: NH : Owl's Cliff (off Kancamagu... : The Left Cliff : RGC - Open Spaces Area : Open Spaces (5.12a/b)
By: M Sprague When: Jul 28, 2015

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Comments: Cool! I guess the tree has fallen out of the way. The Champagne is tucked into an alcove behind a rock under a boulder ;) No guarantees on what it will taste like at this point.


Location: NH : White Ledge (Albany)
By: M Sprague When: Jul 27, 2015

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Comments: Agree, John. The very point of MP is to share quality information. If you want to discover by yourself, then don't read it.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : RoadSide Wall : Firecracker Crimps (V5 PG13)
By: M Sprague When: Jul 22, 2015

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Comments: Anybody been able to repeat this since the break?


Location: NH : Rumney : Main Cliff : Underdog (5.10a) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 21, 2015

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Comments: It is a super popular route, both as a warm-up and project, and is protected by overhangs above, so seldom gets rain on it to wash it off. Also, everybody chalks up there before launching around to the slot.


Location: NH : Newbury Cut
By: M Sprague When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: It is sad the boy died, but if people go overboard leaving every spot where someone died as only a memorial, there won't be any spots left on the Earth. A place can be a memorial and a place of joyful use at the same time.


Location: NH : Cannon Cliff : 3. Big Wall : Labyrinth Wall Direct (5.11) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: Holy crap! That needs to be replaced asap. What the hell is wrong with people?


Location: NH : Greens Cliff
By: M Sprague When: Jul 16, 2015

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Comments: Max, I'll be probably be there this weekend working on some stuff at the Beanstalk Wall if it is not raining too much (right above Premarital). I haven't been to the Premarital Wall this year yet as it tends to be the wettest, but it may be dried out now. There is still only Premarital Blisters and one half cleaned project to the right of it that I was working on until it got wet that starts up the left facing corner then continues up the face via thin cracks. Still possible lines there if you d... more >>


Location: NH : Rumney : The Prudential : Losing Your Life and Living... (5.12c)
By: M Sprague When: Jul 15, 2015

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Comments: Haven't heard of any. I have actually been eyeing it and the Premium as possible projects lately, but a couple new route projects out at Greens are taking my attention. I noticed the top half of the Premium could use a bit of re-cleaning, so LYL<it might need a little too.


Location: NH : Rumney : The Prudential : Stoned Temple Pilot (5.12a)
By: M Sprague When: Jul 14, 2015

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Comments: A bolt was missing a hanger for a while.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : The Penny Hill Boulders
By: M Sprague When: Jul 9, 2015

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Comments: Yes, I did a few sit starts there. For the V3 I started a little left (also with a finish to the right). I also did another sit to the left of the right arete. Feel free to give them names and grades and post them up. I just never got around to doing that. If not, I'll try to get over there and reclimb them so I can write up accurate descriptions. I recently killed my camera so I can't make up a topo.


Location: NH : Rumney : Bonsai : Social Outcast (5.12a)
By: M Sprague When: Jul 8, 2015

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Comments: I agree, the direct (left) finish is best when seconding.


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jun 29, 2015

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Comments: They look infected to me. It is good to clean up as best as possible end of day when out for a while to help avoid that.


Location: NH : Rumney : The Prudential : El Funko (5.10c)
By: M Sprague When: Jun 29, 2015

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Comments: This one is on the list for bolt replacement and a scrub.


Location: Rhode Island
By: M Sprague When: Jun 29, 2015

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Comments: It will be great to have that info, Joe, now that it is legal.

Old picture of somebody on Magic Carpet. Disguised...
Old picture of somebody on Magic Carpet. Disguised to protect the guilty.



Location: NH : Greens Cliff : The Northeastern Crags : Thin Slice (5.10+)
By: M Sprague When: Jun 28, 2015

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Comments: Great! What did you guys end up using for an anchor?


Location: NH : Simond's Rock
By: M Sprague When: Jun 17, 2015

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Comments: Corrected.
From nh.gov/nhdhr/programs/state_re...
"Simonds Rock, Merrimack
Simonds Rock is an unusual resource on the New Hampshire State Register. Credited by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) as being the second largest glacial boulder reported in New Hampshire, Simonds Rock measures about 50 feet long, more than 30 feet high and more than 25 feet long. Only the Madison Boulder is larger. Given the rock’s composition of Massabesic Gneiss, the USGS estimate... more >>


Location: NH : Waterville Valley : Welch and Dickie Area : Dickey Ledge : South America Wall : ... : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jun 17, 2015

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Comments: Looks pretty dramatic here, Lee.


Location: NH : Rumney : The Northwest Territories : Plate Tectonics (5.12c/d)
By: M Sprague When: Jun 11, 2015

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Comments: Great work, Dave!


Location: Rhode Island : Wickaboxet Management Area : Broken Moon Boulder : Broken Moon (V6) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jun 10, 2015

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Comments: I don't know why it wouldn't be legal and have never heard otherwise. Do be aware that you will be quite visible, and depending on the day, you may have yahoos screwing around with your anchor, so keep an eye on it.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : Fat and Happy area : Blair Witch (V5+)
By: M Sprague When: Jun 9, 2015

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Comments: This is on the ledge you look at a few hundred feet across from the Trailside Ledge, correct?


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : Fat and Happy area
By: M Sprague When: Jun 9, 2015

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Comments: I did see some chalk on the way in and was wondering what they were. There is definitely more worthy looking stuff between the trail and the Fat and Happy area.

Organizationally, if we include this whole area under the "Fat and Happy Area" moniker, since it is scattered, we will need to have really good individual directions for each problem. This would work ok until we start getting more routes. Or, if you have a name for this general region, we could go right ahead and make an area by that n... more >>


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