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Location: NH : Rumney : Armed and Dangerous Area (M... : Far From Feral (5.10a)
By: Ming When: Jun 21, 2012

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Comments: Fun roof pull - feels 10A when the draws are hung. Cool roof pull that feels easier than the 2nd crux of Armed & Dangerous - the hand is better than it looks when laid back and the feet is pretty solid if you spot it in advance. It was a bit reachy for short people like me (I have a reach of a 5.2 person) to hang the crux draw. We did this + M. Falcon linkup but getting to the belay bolt at Millennium Falcon was really dirty at this point - but it seems like a logical 1st pitch to it.

Location: CA : San Diego County : El Cajon Mountain : Left Wall : Leonids (5.9)
By: Ming When: May 14, 2012

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Comments: Climbed it on 5/4/2012. Absolutely loved it! Rock is clean and very well bolted! A slabby technical start immediately wakes you up after the first 2 bolts, and then it steepens to some very nice face climbing. This continues up the seconds pitch and just as I was getting comfy and use to the climbing style the 3rd traverse pitch totally switched it up! I love the exposure as I used the undercling on the slab and then stepped out to the good foot before getting to the ledge - it was soo... more >>

Location: NH : Rumney : Kennel Wall : I'm Talking to The Dog (5.9+)
By: Ming When: Mar 19, 2012

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Comments: The reach to the jug at the top height dependent even with the right foot - I had to do a fairly insecure bump. For that reason I give it a 5.9+/10A. I can totally see why Lee says it's a 9 but having to do the bump pushes it up a notch for short people. Sometimes I wish people can shrink for a day so they can see how much harder it is :)

Location: International : Asia : Thailand : Laem Phra Nang (Railey and ... : Railay West : ... : Monkey Love (5.10c)
By: Ming When: Mar 16, 2012

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Comments: The traverse from stalactite to stalactite is awesome. Cool and airy with big and secure holds. The anchor is bomber. There is a pitch that goes above it that I did that goes at about 10b ish. Delicate face climbing (and route finding) ending on an airy traverse out onto a small stalactite that finishes at a huge ledge with a solid anchor. Does anyone know what it is? There is also a 3rd pitch but that is solidly in the 11+ territory from the looks of it so I rapped down from there.

Location: NH : Rumney : The Parking Lot Wall : Chloe's Breakfast Special (5.8)
By: Ming When: Feb 27, 2012

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Comments: Great 5.8 lead for a 5.8 leader. It's progressive, safe, and just technical enough to keep the new leader on his or her toes. Fun route when it's dry enough to run up on it.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Cannibal Crag : Caliban (5.8+ R)
By: Ming When: Feb 24, 2012

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Comments: I did this back in 2007 and it was the most gut wrench thing I have ever done at that point. Solid R for sure even thought it's easy 5th class once you get past the steep part that lasts only about 10 or so feet past the second bolt (thought ground fall is very likely at that point - and you will deck past that point). I did this when I was barely a 5.9 - 5.10a lead in the gym so it was one of my proudest leads.

Location: International : Asia : Thailand : Laem Phra Nang (Railey and ... : Railay West : ... : Equatorial (5.11b)
By: Ming When: Nov 17, 2011

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Comments: In the King Climber Book they have it as a 10D. I agree with the rating as none of the moves felt 11ish to me. Best part is that none of the moves are reachy at all (I'm 5ft 5in w/-3 ape index) . There were no one crux per se but a series of bulges that that the climber have to figure out how to pull. Super, super fun and I found it to be really enjoyable cruise.

Location: NH : Rumney : Main Cliff Right : Toady Dreams (5.10c)
By: Ming When: Nov 14, 2011

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Comments: I did this route back in June by accident thinking it was Charity Case. I kept thinking it was Charity Case because every time things got hard a little traverse to the right (about a body length on ledges) of the bolt line seem to make it significantly easier. I never thought I was doing a 10 at all. My second, on the other hand, had all kinds of troubles as he tried a few moves straight up.

Location: International : Asia : Thailand : Laem Phra Nang (Railey and ... : Tonsai Bay : ... : Pahn Taa Lod aka Schlingel ... (5.10a)
By: Ming When: Nov 2, 2011

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Comments: So I found the need to to a campus move to start the route (I'm 5ft 5in) to some polished holds brings it up to solid V1+/V2/10B territory for the first move, then 5.9/5.8 afterwards. My wife doesn't have the upper body strength to make the pull and she's 5ft 2in and needed a boost for the first move. I let a 20 yr old swedish kid who's about 6ft 2in top roping the route and he had problem w/the first move.

Afterwards it's a very nice climb! Nice blind search for a hand hold above an overhan... more >>

Location: International : Asia : Thailand : Laem Phra Nang (Railey and ... : Tonsai Bay : ... : Lion King (5.11c)
By: Ming When: Nov 2, 2011

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Comments: Great climb - it's harder than it looks because of the slight overhang that makes the traverse more tricky and needed more power (ie core strength) than I thought from the ground. It's all there though and not tricky - the top crux didn't feel crux-y to me as I flowed right through to the clipping hold at the top - they are bigger than they seem from below. The clipping hold is big and quite comfortable.

I convinced my wife to try it on top rope and without the upper body and core strength ... more >>

Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Moving to the Boston areaEastern StatesMingJul 18, 2015
re: Moving to the Boston areaEastern StatesMingJul 18, 2015
re: Easy Toprope Setups at RUMNEY?Eastern StatesMingJul 17, 2015
re: DWS in the Atlantic Ocean?Eastern StatesMingJul 8, 2015
re: Rumney, new route. Main Cliff far rightEastern StatesMingJun 15, 2015
re: best techy vertical climbs at Rumney?Eastern StatesMingApr 15, 2015
Climbing outside Friday?Northern CaliforniaMingNov 17, 2014
Partner for Fri. 11/21 and Sat. 11/22Northern CaliforniaMingNov 4, 2014
re: Rumney first timer suggestionsGeneral ClimbingMingAug 31, 2014
re: New Rumney Guidebook 3rd Edition ETA?Eastern StatesMingAug 4, 2014
Jolt 2?Eastern StatesMingApr 28, 2014
re: Bolt choppingGeneral ClimbingMingApr 14, 2014
re: W Mass grades- SunbowlEastern StatesMingFeb 21, 2014
Parents climbing weekend in 2nd weekend of May - what would be the best place?General ClimbingMingJan 28, 2014
re: Seldom climbed good routes at RumneyEastern StatesMingDec 26, 2013
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