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Lichen head. Me, with my usual weatherbeaten, lichen covered look from scrubbing a new route.


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Location: NH : Deers Leap (Windham) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Apr 11, 2014

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Comments: From the picture, they look like fat galvanized glue-ins like the ones previously used a lot at Rumney. I personally would probably trust them. Take a look at the condition of the glue and the apparent care the equiper used. Is the glue neat, with no gaps or air holes?. Unfortunately you can't see inside, but if it looks like the person took care in their craftsmanship, there is probably a better chance that they took the effort to make sure they knew what they were doing, cleaned the holes prop... more >>


Location: NH : Rumney : Orange Crush : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Apr 10, 2014

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Comments: Indeed you do, Lee. You must. But I am not showing you the easy way in until I send a couple of my projects :))


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Riverbed Boulder
By: M Sprague When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: Nice find. Arcadia keeps surprising.


Location: Rhode Island : Beach Pond : Deadwood
By: M Sprague When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: Some of the projects went down this weekend. Some news and photos here: christophermotta.tumblr.com/post/81946881006

Hopefully we will get the new routes posted up here soon.


Location: NH : Rumney : Waimea : Muscle Beach (5.13a) : Comment : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: Nice work, Dave. Thanks for all the work replacing stuff.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : The Penny Hill Boulders
By: M Sprague When: Apr 6, 2014

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Comments: No. Thanks for reminding me, Chris. I'll try to get over there soon to do it if the gate is open.


Location: Rhode Island : Beach Pond : Deadwood : Work of Man (V12- X)
By: M Sprague When: Apr 4, 2014

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Comments: R/X with no pads or spotters, reasonable with (need about 6+ pads and 2-3 good spots) This thing has some cool looking moves! Congratulations, Matt.


Location: Rhode Island : Snake Den South
By: M Sprague When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: Hmm, Joe's holding out. There must be something he is hiding then. I'll have to check it out now.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Old Mountain Rd. : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Mar 27, 2014

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Comments: White - Stand start. Top out right of the crack using the horizontals V2

Yellow - Sit down start and stay with the crack all the way out V4+/5?
It took me a second session, but I hadn't been climbing in a few months.


Location: CT : Southeast : Lantern Hill
By: M Sprague When: Mar 25, 2014

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Comments: Hemlock Ledges I already re_wrote quite a while ago. I'll get photos next time I hike over there.

Durfee - I gave credit for now for the lifted directions. I haven't been there in many years, but I'll make a point of swinging by with my camera when in the area and write a basic description.

Pettaquamscutt Rock I deleted. I'll see if Chris or Ward want to write something up, they were climbing with Gary P there when he wrote his little guide.


Location: CT : Southeast : High Ledge
By: M Sprague When: Mar 24, 2014

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Comments: This needs to be redone. How about an actual description and directions rather than just a link to another site?


Location: Rhode Island : Snake Den South
By: M Sprague When: Mar 20, 2014

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Comments: Joe, any more information for this area? I was thinking of taking a run up to check it out, especially if there is more than what you have listed here.


Location: International : North America : Canada : Nunavut : Baffin Island : ... : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Mar 18, 2014

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Comments: I would love to have a bigger version of that for my screen background.


Location: Rhode Island : Rockville : Parking Lot Boulder : Right Sit (V1-) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Mar 17, 2014

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Comments: Needs a re-scrub


Location: Rhode Island : Rockville : Parking Lot Boulder : Left Sit (V3)
By: M Sprague When: Mar 17, 2014

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Comments: Fun route, better than the picture would lead one to believe. It is worth the short hike over here from the lot.


Location: Rhode Island : Rockville : Parking Lot Boulder : Right Sit (V1-)
By: M Sprague When: Mar 17, 2014

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Comments: Currently very mungy. Probably worth doing if it was re-cleaned


Location: NH : Rumney : Monsters from the Id
By: M Sprague When: Mar 16, 2014

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Comments: Nice ascent, but why did they title it "on sight"? Hadn't Joe been all over that rock while he worked out Parallel and Mushroom?


Location: NH : Cannon Cliff : 5. Slabs : Condescender (5.11a R)
By: M Sprague When: Mar 5, 2014

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Comments: Anybody replace the old bolts yet? I remember doing this with Whitey decades ago. I think we did both pitches. I remember being too scared to fall, but the actual climbing was not too hard.


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Mount Washington : Huntington Ravine : Central Gully (WI1) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Feb 24, 2014

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Comments: If this is so, would you like it moved, Matt?


Location: NH : Cannon Cliff : 1. Whitney-Gilman Area : Whitney Gilman Ridge (5.7)
By: M Sprague When: Feb 20, 2014

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Comments: But are those pitons any good? Between rusting out, freeze thaw and loose rock, it pays to be skeptical.


Location: NH : Greens Cliff : The Main Wall : Black Flies Consume Jim Dun... (5.12+)
By: M Sprague When: Feb 20, 2014

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Comments: I am sure you were, John, since you climbed this thing at all. I'd be happy to TR it. It is a tough line. All that QQ training paid off.


Location: NH : Greens Cliff : The Main Wall : Black Flies Consume Jim Dun... (5.12+)
By: M Sprague When: Feb 20, 2014

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Comments: Nope. When out there bolting I have usually been by myself, so have not been into the idea of soloing up to the very high first bolt then aiding off the questionable buttonheads. To come in from the top requires a lot of rope and a big pendulum in since the anchors are protected by an overhang. The easiest safe way may now be to climb House Made of Dawn to the left and then traverse the sloping ledge with possible gear placements. You might be able to aid in from the closer Bullrun anchors to th... more >>


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - Cleo Amphithea... : Wiessner Wall : Wiessner Face (5.7) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Feb 18, 2014

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Comments: Is that what made her famous? I thought she was famous long before that :)


Location: NH : Rumney : Monsters from the Id : Feeding Frenzy (5.13c/d)
By: M Sprague When: Feb 12, 2014

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Comments: Isn't it the second move, Ward, the pop to the thumb catch, though getting in position to do that was definitely power crimping for me? I like how smooth he is moving, almost static, going through the moves from the undercling, that I am remembering as desperate pops.


Location: NH : Owl's Cliff (off Kancamagu... : The Left Cliff : White Owl Face and Laughing... : White Owl (5.11d)
By: M Sprague When: Feb 9, 2014

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Comments: Yeah, it would. I think you might have to get up in a tree with a wide angle to get a good one looking in at it. It is not very photogenic looking up at it from the ground. I only have the old close up of Pat placing gear in the sub area page.

I really want to get some better quality overview pictures for new topos too.


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