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Location: NH
By: M Sprague When: 3 days ago

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Comments: It is kind of crazy that there is no entry for even the general Kinsmman Notch area yet except a little in the ice section. Anyone with some knowledge and a bit of writing skill to help us out? It doesn't seem like John is ever going to get a new edition of 'Secrets of the Notch' out;) (Come on, John!)


Location: NH : Rumney : Main Cliff Right
By: M Sprague When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Thanks Matt. I wish more would add well done entries like that, and also use the "improve this page" button. Some other crags, like Woodchuck off the Kanc, could really use some help.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : The Gallery : A Briefer History of Climb (5.10b)
By: M Sprague When: 3 days ago

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Comments: This entry should be filled out or deleted.


Location: NH : Newbury Cutts
By: M Sprague When: 4 days ago

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Comments: OK, thanks. It doesn't sound like information should be removed, just stressed that it is a small local area with very limited parking.


Location: NH : Newbury Cutts
By: M Sprague When: 5 days ago

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Comments: What is the reason, Eli? Is the track still active, private property and the owner doesn't want it published?


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : The "Lost" Boulder : Notochord (V7)
By: M Sprague When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: It must have felt hard in the heat Sunday. Key for me was the correct smear spot for my left toe, not going too high on the arete with my left hand and manteling high off the starting sloper to get up high before popping for the top


Location: NH : Rumney : Main Cliff Right
By: M Sprague When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: The 5.7 is Dave Quinn's 'Crowd Pleaser'. The 5.8 is Chris Smith's 'Tipping Point'. Post 'em up. I haven't climbed them yet.


Location: Rhode Island : Lincoln Woods : Sit Down area / Druid's Cir... : Split Rock
By: M Sprague When: May 17, 2015

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Comments: Hmm, "soon" is relative I guess. Who would like to practice their writing with a good description and directions? Let me know and I will turn it over to you.


Location: Rhode Island : Lincoln Woods : Sit Down area / Druid's Cir... : Split Rock : Hold Your Applause (V4)
By: M Sprague When: May 17, 2015

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Comments: Which way "across"?


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : RoadSide Wall : Mad Max (V0 PG13)
By: M Sprague When: May 17, 2015

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Comments: If anyone knows of an earlier name, let me know.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : RoadSide Wall : Heaven (Roadside Direct) (V5+ PG13)
By: M Sprague When: May 17, 2015

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Comments: I still can't get to the pinch, WTH. I must be doing something really wrong. It is a heinous V5 for me. Are people using the little crimpy intermediates or doing some kind of big move all the way from the slopers?


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : RoadSide Wall : Firecracker Crimps (V5 PG13)
By: M Sprague When: May 17, 2015

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Comments: Unfortunately the high left gaston of the crux section broke off on me today. I got it ("Oh that's not bad"), got my feet up and was going for the shelf and then it crumbled and I was tumbling down the hill. It is going to likely be quite a bit harder, probably requiring a backstep dyno from the triangular hold below


Location: NH : Cathedral Ledge
By: M Sprague When: May 15, 2015

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Comments: Cathedral Ledge Closure
Posted on neclimbs.com today

"Climbing on Cathedral Ledge will be closed due to a site improvement project on Monday May 18th and Tuesday May 19th. The project consists of improving the parking lot and building a handicap accessible pathway from the parking lot to the fenced viewing area. Some trees and rock work may take place near the cliff edge and there is a concern of falling rocks and debris primarily near the The Big Flush, and Thin Air Face. The gate wi... more >>


Location: Rhode Island
By: M Sprague When: May 15, 2015

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Comments: If anyone is local to Hope Valley, I found a boulder just into the woods between Rts 3 and 95. Go north on 3 out of town past the state police barracks and park fully off the road on the right a few hundred feet before you get to the entrance ramp for 95 South. Walk up the embankment and into the woods a little and it should be obvious. Unfortunately there probably isn't anything hard on it and you will wish it was a little bigger, but it has lots of holds and the rock is really good quality. It... more >>


Location: Rhode Island
By: M Sprague When: May 15, 2015

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Comments:
..and here is its sister. She's big!
..and here is its sister. She's big!


..of course I am not suggesting anything


Location: Rhode Island
By: M Sprague When: May 15, 2015

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Comments:
Save the boulders! Likely to be crushed :( In a so...
Save the boulders! Likely to be crushed :( In a south county gravel pit with no legal access



another view
another view



Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : Fat and Happy area : Fat and Happy (V4-5)
By: M Sprague When: May 15, 2015

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Comments: I'm not sure of the grade on this. Was thinking maybe an easy five, but it was hot and I was feeling fat and weak so it is probably easier. Let me know what you think for a grade. I thought it was worth the little walk.


Location: NH : Rumney : The Northwest Territories
By: M Sprague When: May 15, 2015

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Comments: Matt, Air Barrier sounds right, a Becconsal route I think but not 100% sure. I've only been on it once so far (and liked it) and was half asleep so I'll let somebody else post it. For slabby easier Rumney routes, I think the ones here blow away the ones at the Meadows. The rock is much more interesting and not just a big cheese grater.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : The Penny Hill Boulders : Porcelain Hook Slide (V5)
By: M Sprague When: May 13, 2015

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Comments: Yup, the starting traverse is not very tough, just starts the pump. The hard part is in the middle, the transition onto the lower angle face.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Round Pond : Ill Saint (V13)
By: M Sprague When: May 12, 2015

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Comments: A great Summertime project ;))


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : The Penny Hill Boulders : Porcelain Hook Slide (V5)
By: M Sprague When: May 12, 2015

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Comments:
The front face project
The front face project



Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : The Penny Hill Boulders : Photo
By: M Sprague When: May 12, 2015

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Comments: Dana is working Hook Slide. the project starts low at the corner as hook, but then moves right using the undercling..then your choice of hard funky moves; sidepull, undercling, backsteps, layback crimps to get established on the face and move up the crimps.


Location: NH : Rumney : The Prudential : Stoned Temple Pilot (5.12a)
By: M Sprague When: May 11, 2015

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Comments: The bolts including the anchor have been replace with nice new SS glue-ins as of May 2015. Thanks!


Location: NH : Rumney : The Northwest Territories
By: M Sprague When: May 11, 2015

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Comments: Lee, perhaps the "majority of poor quality routes" in the description is no longer valid for this crag.


Location: NH : Rumney
By: M Sprague When: May 11, 2015

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Comments: I am not sure if Brian is referring also to being lowered rather than rapping. In most cases at Rumney lowering off the fixed anchor if you are the last one of the party is fine, in fact it is the recommended procedure by those who place the anchors.


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