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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 : Greens Cliff : The Northeastern Crags : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 22, 2014

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Comments: I have been concentrating on the NE crags so far this season, as the new routing potential is more concentrated and the Main Wall gets blasted in the sun, so haven't been over there in a while. As of earlier this Spring it was all flagged for finding your way and pretty clear going. There were only a couple short spots where you had to push your way through branches. It is by far easier and quicker than going in the old way with bikes from the Kanc or Bear Notch. Figure about an hour and a half ... more >>


Location: NH : Greens Cliff : The Northeastern Crags : The Beanstalk Crack (5.9+) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 22, 2014

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Comments: All done. Ready for traffic.


Location: NH : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: Sketchy looking cliff, Dude. Be careful.


Location: NH : Cathedral Ledge : The Mordor Wall : The Bridge of Khazad-Dm (5.11d)
By: M Sprague When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: Thank you. It has been corrected. He will be missed by the climbing community.


Location: NH : Rumney : Waimea : Flying Hawaiian (5.11b)
By: M Sprague When: Jul 15, 2014

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Comments: People are usually too scared to fall, so I have never seen anybody do it ;)


Location: NH : Rumney : Main Cliff : Soup to Nuts (5.12c)
By: M Sprague When: Jul 14, 2014

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Comments: Has anybody given it a serious attempt since the hold broke? We need one of the North Conway boys to come and bolt on a big purple hold like they did at Sundown, :))

"Maybe now I'll give one of the Gold- finishes a try." - or As the World Burns


Location: NH : Rumney : Upper Darth Vadar : Three Easy Pieces (5.11a) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 14, 2014

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Comments: Well, if you are going to shoot a butt...


Location: NH : Rumney : The Crow's Nest : The Crow's Nest (5.10c)
By: M Sprague When: Jul 14, 2014

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Comments: Chris is planning on changing the bolts a bit. We were on it the other day and he marked where he wants them.


Location: NH : Rumney : Main Cliff : Underdog (5.10a) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 10, 2014

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Comments: It is probably one of the most climbed routes at Rumney and being under an overhanging wall, rarely gets washed by rain, so yeah, it is chalky, but the photo saturation is overly suped up, which emphasizes it. Look how the colors are almost psychedelic.


Location: NH : Rumney : Buffalo Pit : Buffalo soldiers (5.11d)
By: M Sprague When: Jul 10, 2014

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Comments: Are you making jibes at Lee's cleaning standards? ;)


Location: NH : Rumney : The Hinterlands
By: M Sprague When: Jul 8, 2014

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Comments: www.mountainproject.com/v/moxie/107623406 explains some


Location: NH : Rumney : Buffalo Pit : Buffalo soldiers (5.11d)
By: M Sprague When: Jul 8, 2014

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Comments: Nice, Lee! I hiked down that way about a month ago, scoping possible trail routes from the Pit to the NWT for if the FS buys this area and was thinking the crag could really use a good trim and cleaning. There are some really interesting features there. I thought that Rainy Day route looked well worth a scrub.


Location: NH : Greens Cliff : The Northeastern Crags : The Beanstalk Crack (5.9+) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: Woods, then sky. This is a tier above the Premarital Wall. I got the anchors in and more cleaning, but got rained off today before I could quite finish.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Escoheag : The Escoheag Boulder : Crystallography (V7-8) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 3, 2014

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Comments: Looks digitally altered to me ;)


Location: NH : Rumney : The North West Territories : The Angry Itch (5.13a)
By: M Sprague When: Jul 2, 2014

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Comments: I have heard that it is very height dependent; nearly impossible if you are short. Matt's mother forgot him on the stretching machine when he was a child.


Location: NH : Rumney : The North West Territories : California Chrome (5.9)
By: M Sprague When: Jul 2, 2014

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Comments: Nice long sport pitch. Much of it is pretty easy, but it is all enjoyable. It is a good warm-up for the routes to the left, as the start doesn't slam you with a crux like BBB. The nice steeper finish makes you pull a little too. Watch the end of your rope. strong 2 stars from me. Each time I do it I like it better, so far.


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : The Venus Caves
By: M Sprague When: Jul 2, 2014

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Comments: Matt, I changed the name from Boulders to Caves..seemed more accurate and maybe it will get people to put the time into cleaning that it deserves :))


Location: Rhode Island : Beach Pond
By: M Sprague When: Jul 2, 2014

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Comments: It is to the left of the Hand of Man cave at Deadwood, maybe a hundred feet or so, and up to the left of a break in the wall.


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Main Parking Lot/Meadows Bo... : The Meadows bouldering : ... : Friend Of The Devil (V3)
By: M Sprague When: Jul 2, 2014

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Comments: I'll take a look next time I am there if it is not too buried by the fallen trees. I remember something starting under the steepest part and then moving left (Friend of the Devil maybe. The grade seems right) and a couple easier meh lines to the left


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Schist Show Boulders (below...
By: M Sprague When: Jul 2, 2014

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Comments: We should start dividing this area into separate boulders. If anyone wants to write up boulder descriptions, just make a "Temp Area for Schist Show boulders" in the Rumney Bouldering section to contain them. Once we have a few I can move the routes to the individual boulders and then the boulders into the Schist Show area proper. When we get enough boulders named I can work on a map.


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Schist Show Boulders (below... : Shipyard (V1) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 2, 2014

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Comments: Great. Shipyard Boulder then? It's catchy.


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Main Parking Lot/Meadows Bo... : The Meadows bouldering : ... : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 2, 2014

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Comments: I know Chris, Ward, Spencer, Paul and I did some lines around here, but I was looking at it the other day and couldn't remember any specifics. I definitely remember spotting Paul or Spencer (a big dude) and thinking "Man, I am going to be flattened if he comes off." Chris Smith or Ward might remember better. Come up with some lines and names! FRAs are fine.


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Main Parking Lot/Meadows Bo... : The Meadows bouldering : ... : Friend Of The Devil (V3)
By: M Sprague When: Jul 1, 2014

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Comments: This was one of my bivy spots BITD, before the trail got moved closer and made it too visible. I cleaned off and sent a few problems here while waiting for friends to show up mornings. It always amazed my how little this wall was climbed on, being only 100 feet from the parking lot. Keeping the topouts clean is always a problem with the hillside above, so dropping off is usually the order.


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Schist Show Boulders (below... : Shipyard (V1) : Photo
By: M Sprague When: Jul 1, 2014

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Comments: Does anybody know of a given name for this boulder? It is the first really big boulder, on your right, as you walk down the path from the small lot towards the wooden stairs to A&D, right near the path. Nobody I have asked has ever had a name for it. I want to make some overview maps for the boulder fields and need to collect names for the landmark boulders.
Any named problems on it? I have a highball corner around to the right of the arete, but I haven't given it a name yet.

Also, any given n... more >>


Location: NH : Echo Crag
By: M Sprague When: Jun 25, 2014

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Comments: Thanks, Mike. I ordered those and combined the two entries for Carpet Path. I'll do Ed's Weed Be Gone later. We'll get it all accurate eventually :) If anybody has any more corrections or suggestions, let us know or use those blue "Improve This Page" buttons.


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