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Location: CO : Alpine Rock : The Crestones : India (5.8)
By: Rich Brereton When: Aug 17, 2015

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Comments: Nice, thanks for posting! Looks like you had an awesome adventure. Know anything about any other routes on this buttress? My buddy and I did a line on it left of India a while back, not sure how much was new (if any). The next buttress to the right looks sick as well.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : The Crestones : Photo
By: Rich Brereton When: Aug 17, 2015

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Comments: Nice catch, I'll change it.


Location: NH : *Cannon Cliff : 3. Big Wall : Labyrinth Wall Direct (5.11)
By: Rich Brereton When: Aug 12, 2015

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Comments: Yeah John, those bolts are bomber. Sykes's book says Jim Shimberg put bolts in the A4 seam in the early 90s and freed it. I was up there a week and a half ago and they looked newer than 20 years old to me.


Location: NH : *Cannon Cliff : 3. Big Wall
By: Rich Brereton When: Aug 12, 2015

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Comments: Can we get an admin to organize these routes L to R?
Hierophant Tower
Ghostrider
The Ghost
One Drop of Water
VMC DD
Labyrinth Wall
Benedictus

I guess you could throw Magical Mystery Tour in at the far right of the Big Wall, though technically it starts on Lakeview.

Thanks!


Location: NH : *Cannon Cliff : 3. Big Wall : Labyrinth Wall Direct (5.11)
By: Rich Brereton When: Aug 12, 2015

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Comments: The A4 seam is New Hampshire 5.11++ but can easily be A0'd with bolts at both crux bulges. Awesome climbing on the whole pitch.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : Baron Spire aka Old Smoothi...
By: Rich Brereton When: Aug 12, 2015

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Comments: Where can I get some details on this Destroying Angel route?


Location: NH : *Cannon Cliff : 3. Big Wall : The Ghost (5.12+)
By: Rich Brereton When: Aug 11, 2015

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Comments: Well done! I was wondering who was working this line. We saw the bolts and chalk from Ghostrider and the climbing looked rad.


Location: NH : *Cannon Cliff : 3. Big Wall : Labyrinth Wall Direct (5.11)
By: Rich Brereton When: Aug 10, 2015

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Comments: Walk on the Wild Side is heads up. Here's a little more detail for those who want it, starting from the Bivy Ledge atop p7:

p8) Climb the short left-facing corner (5.10) on the right end of the Bivy Ledge, then traverse straight right under an overlap on a pin and small gear for about 50'. Go up a layback crack 15' to a system of ledges and a pin. Traverse 40' further rightward, pass a crucial pin (back it up, it's not good) and figure out a tricky traversing sequence (5.10 R) to gain the grass... more >>


Location: NH : *Cannon Cliff
By: Rich Brereton When: Jul 31, 2015

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Comments: Anyone know if Jon Sykes is planning to do a new edition of Secrets of the Notch?


Location: NH : *Cannon Cliff : 3. Big Wall : Photo
By: Rich Brereton When: Jul 30, 2015

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Comments: I think they're at the third belay of Stryder Wall.


Location: NH : *Cannon Cliff : 3. Big Wall : Labyrinth Wall Direct (5.11) : Photo
By: Rich Brereton When: Jul 24, 2015

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Comments: Fascinating. So whoever put this POS in was actually adding an aid bolt! And now it protects the third pitch crux for the free climbers.


Location: NH : *Cannon Cliff : 3. Big Wall : VMC Direct Direct (5.10+) : Photo
By: Rich Brereton When: Jul 7, 2015

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Comments: The party dead center is actually on Lab Wall. The climber down and left from them is on VMCDD. There also appears to be a party getting on Benedictus. Busy day on the Big Wall!


Location: NH : *Cannon Cliff : 3. Big Wall : Ghostrider (5.12 R)
By: Rich Brereton When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: Got on this thing today. We decided we most definitely didn't want to tangle with the Ghost Roof, based on Jeff's description. It's a very worthwhile climb to do just the first four. P2 is especially good, even classic. The arching crack that the climber is on in Jeff's photo was soaked at the bottom, so we did the lower crack on the far right of the photo. It's awesome and joins up with the upper crack after 30-40', just in time for the crux of the pitch. The short crux on P3 is balls hard and ... more >>


Location: NH : *Rumney : Waimea : Aquarius (5.12d)
By: Rich Brereton When: Apr 30, 2015

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Comments: Clipping the chains from the huge undercling is a long reach for me at 6'1"; not sure if this will work for shorter folks... I guess they just do the heinous mantle facing a huge butt-first whipper?


Location: NH : *Pawtuckaway : Devil's Den : Sympathy for the Devil (5.13a/b) : Photo
By: Rich Brereton When: Nov 23, 2014

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Comments: What rumors?


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : Sundown Ledge : Main Cliff : Rough Boys (5.10a PG13)
By: Rich Brereton When: Oct 20, 2014

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Comments: Was at Sundown this June hanging out at the base of Eyeless when I heard a kerfuffle from up around Rough Boys - jangling gear, the unmistakeable thump of body on rock. This dude had taken a short fall on the pin on the first pitch and it pulled. He took a good whipper and got bounced around some but was totally fine. Afterward he showed us the pin, a bugaboo IIRC - it was all rusted and manky, had lost a lot of metal to corrosion. Excellent reminder about trusting pins in New England (i.e. don'... more >>


Location: NH : *Cannon Cliff : 3. Big Wall : Benedictus/Masterpiece (5.11c)
By: Rich Brereton When: Aug 21, 2014

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Comments: Check out the film Benedictus/Masterpiece by Jennifer Tennican. Great footage and interviews with Tom Callaghan et al.:



Location: ME
By: Rich Brereton When: Aug 14, 2013

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Comments: Anyone have info on Monhegan that they feel like posting?


Location: NH : *Cannon Cliff
By: Rich Brereton When: Aug 9, 2013

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Comments: Anyone feel like posting info on Benedictus? Can't say I'm qualified.


Location: NH : *Cathedral Ledge : The Diedre Area : Budapest (5.11+)
By: Rich Brereton When: Aug 4, 2013

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Comments: Funny 'cuz it's true. Now I understand...


Location: NH : *Cathedral Ledge : The Diedre Area : Budapest (5.11+)
By: Rich Brereton When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: Doesn't anybody have any photos of this thing? Will have to remedy this situation.


Location: MA : Hammond Pond : Other Walls and Crags : Lower Walls : Cracker Jack (5.6)
By: Rich Brereton When: Nov 15, 2012

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Comments: Nostalgia alert: this was my first climb and probably has been for many Boston climbers over the years. To my 13-year-old self, this wall seemed gigantic.


Location: NH : *Cannon Cliff : 3. Big Wall : VMC Direct Direct (5.10+)
By: Rich Brereton When: Sep 29, 2012

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Comments: Best route in the East.
Would have been happier with two green aliens or the like for the second pitch instead of just the one.
Also, going right then up at the start of P5 looked very unlikely. Going straight up was very hard and reachy but only for a couple of moves until you reach a nice horizontal break.


Location: International : South America : Argentina : San Carlos de Bariloche : Frey : ... : Sinestro Total (5.10+)
By: Rich Brereton When: Jul 3, 2012

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Comments: We did the penji free. Felt like 5.11+/5.12-. It's only a couple of moves, but they are reachy and hard. Best crack route at Frey.


Location: ME
By: Rich Brereton When: Apr 1, 2012

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Comments: Does anyone have route info on Quoddy Head in Lubec? Could you please post?


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