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Location: NH : Owl's Cliff (off Kancamagu... : The Right Cliff : The 5.10 Wall : The Gap Abides (5.12d)
By: M Sprague When: 1 day ago

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Comments: Lots of ways people can have fun on it. Me, I think I would try it on TR and see if I can even free all the moves, lol. Hopefully this worthy line (either way) will get some more ascents and we will get a consensus. I remember thinking it was quite a bit harder, but I think I was only on it once or twice. You know how it is, sometimes when working a route one can get tunnel vision and miss something that makes all the difference, especially on such a technical route. Maybe you were pretty fat an... more >>


Location: NH : Owl's Cliff (off Kancamagu... : The Right Cliff : The 5.10 Wall : The Gap Abides (5.12d)
By: M Sprague When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Will, if you or Ray ever feel up to describing the way you hike in to rap in from the top, I can put it in the The Right Cliff directions. I have never gone in that way. The way we would come up from the Oracle boulders, since we camped near there, has probably gotten overgrown from lack of use. (last I checked, the way over to the left cliff was easy to follow)


Location: NH : Owl's Cliff (off Kancamagu... : The Right Cliff : The 5.10 Wall : Photo
By: M Sprague When: 2 days ago

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Comments: #5 is now 'The Gap Abides'. Getting time for an updated topo.


Location: NH : Greens Cliff : The Main Wall : The Muffin Man (5.12c)
By: M Sprague When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Glad someone finished this up for me. Nice job. Seeing the pictures is getting me psyched to come back after a season of bouldering to get on it again. I thought the bulge was going to be a bit harder than that. You guys are strong, and sandbaggers ;) Don't want to think about the alternative, lol


Location: NH : Greens Cliff : The Main Wall : Photo
By: M Sprague When: 2 days ago

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Comments: #9 is now 'Muffin Man' 12c, FA - Will Carey. I suspect that may be a little stiff grading.


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering
By: M Sprague When: 3 days ago

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Comments: I'm not a fan of the Umbrella Traverse either- polished feet from people getting on it with muddy shoes and tweaky handholds, a perfect combination for tweaking out on a cold rainy day. Better off hitting Evolution in Concord or just exploring. Generally, the higher up the hill you are, the more chance the rock has been able to dry out. Maybe have a look at some of the stuff below Monsters of the Id crag. The Venus Caves bouldering is steep. It needs cleaning though. There is really little bould... more >>


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Schist Show Boulders (below... : Unsorted problems : Pumpkin Riot (V1)
By: M Sprague When: 4 days ago

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Comments: New name!


Location: NH : Greens Cliff : The Northeastern Crags : Pick a Card (5.9+)
By: M Sprague When: Oct 16, 2014

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Comments: 'Interesting' route. Currently could use a bit more cleaning, but it is a cool line. Tape will make the hand jams through the upper bulge more friendly.


Location: NH : Rumney : The Northwest Passage : The Lord's Prayer (5.10c)
By: M Sprague When: Oct 15, 2014

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Comments: Nice that one got cleaned up and done. It always looked like it would have some good climbing.


Location: NH : Rumney : Armed and Dangerous Area (M... : Panama Hat (aka Mister Mean... (5.9)
By: M Sprague When: Oct 15, 2014

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Comments: That was always the original name, Lee. I was making fun of myself and it has a double meaning.


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Schist Show Boulders (below... : Unsorted problems : ... : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Oct 15, 2014

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Comments: ... but it shows the starting hold. Don't let it put you off from the route. It is steep and fun. I'll try to get a better picture.

It could use a little more re-brushing to pretty it up, but I recently re-climbed it, so the holds are clean.


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Schist Show Boulders (below... : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Oct 15, 2014

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Comments: Thanks. Corrected. I'm not actually sure why I put the decimal before the number. ...Yup, quite a few good lines to do here. Some need a posse with a big pile of pads though.


Location: NH : Rumney : Yellow Knife Buttress : Cow Patty (5.10a)
By: M Sprague When: Oct 15, 2014

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Comments: Sure you weren't at the 5.8 crag, Nick? ;)


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Schist Show Boulders (below... : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Oct 15, 2014

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Comments: First draft - subject to change - No guarantee of accuracy or suitability for use. Use at your own risk. You may become disoriented, lost, fall in a hole, become inspired to engage in unsafe activities..

Have any suggestions or information to improve it, let me know. I am working on my rudimentary Inkscape skills.


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Schist Show Boulders (below... : The Hi Boulder
By: M Sprague When: Oct 15, 2014

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Comments: Tim, this is the correct boulder for Climb High and McCandles? I just gave the boulder a quick name for organizational purposes (plus it is the intro boulder at the start of the trail). If anybody has anything better in mind, let me know.


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Schist Show Boulders (below... : The Hi Boulder : Climbing High? (V0)
By: M Sprague When: Oct 15, 2014

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Comments: Tim, this is about in the middle of the face, correct?


Location: NH : Rumney : Orange Crush : Anaconda-Da-Vida (5.12c/d)
By: M Sprague When: Oct 14, 2014

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Comments: It may have been patched up or removed since I was last on it. It originally had very visible, aqua green colored epoxy smeared around it. (early technology I guess) I never really understood it, as it wasn't a really necessary hold anyway, though the hold did provide a shake for some.


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Schist Show Boulders (below...
By: M Sprague When: Oct 11, 2014

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Comments: Before we do more work recording this area and making maps etc., are you guys definitely set on the name for this? I get the humor of it, but honestly, the name is kind of meh to me for such a great bunch of boulders. Basically calling them a shit show seems kind of negative. Even the name The Shipyard, taken from the boulder next to the trail, seems more inviting. It is kind of like the area where everybody heads out from to go to all the crags and bouldering. Any ideas or does everybody else s... more >>


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Schist Show Boulders (below... : The Mallery Boulder : Who Killed the Butler (V1-)
By: M Sprague When: Oct 11, 2014

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Comments: Does anybody happen to remember the name of John Mallery's formerly bolted lines on this boulder? I'm looking for a theme for naming the boulder.


Location: NH : Rumney : Jimmy Cliff : Lady and the Tramp (5.4) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Oct 10, 2014

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Comments: Doggie is even leading!


Location: NH : Rumney : Armed and Dangerous Area (M... : Panama Hat (aka Mister Mean... (5.9)
By: M Sprague When: Oct 10, 2014

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Comments: I embarrassingly tend to forget people's names or sometimes ones I give to routes. I think Ward needed a name quickly for his guide, I had a brain fart and that was all I could come up with on the spot. It was a time when we were climbing out at Owls where we were deliberately making confusing names by making them very similar to others. There is another Rumney route named Misdemeanor. I like Panama Hat better too. Just to confuse everybody, I'll change it back, haha.


Location: NH : Brown's Ridge
By: M Sprague When: Oct 9, 2014

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Comments: Dress up like a scarecrow and sneak through the farmer's field. Make sure you have a straw hat


Location: NH : Rumney : Yellow Knife Buttress : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Oct 8, 2014

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Comments: So, did you ever find out what this is, Lee? I haven't been all the way up this gully in years, so haven't been able to have a look at it in person yet.


Location: NH : Rumney : Waimea : Open Project (5.13c)
By: M Sprague When: Oct 6, 2014

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Comments: Probably the most overlooked route at Waimea, even though crowds congregate below, which is a shame as it is very worthy (that is if you are strong!)


Location: NH : Owl's Cliff (off Kancamagu... : The Right Cliff : The 5.10 Wall : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Oct 6, 2014

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Comments: #6 is now 'The Dirty Handshake'


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