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Member Since: Dec 3, 2010
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Areas = 15
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Location: NH : Cannon Cliff : 1. Whitney-Gilman Area : Whitney Gilman Ridge (5.7)
By: Steven James When: Jun 13, 2014

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Comments: One more thing. My partner had a hard time with a yellow x4 that must have gotten walked in, or pushed in on accident. It was part of an anchor I made, not knowing that there was a fixed anchor another ten meters past where I was at the time.

The right facing wall provided cover from the rain though. Anyway, if you happen to get the yellow x4, I'd love to get it from you somehow. If you keep it, I will be bummed but will not hold it against anyone. I'm going back on Sunday, to hopefully giv... more >>


Location: NH : Cannon Cliff : 1. Whitney-Gilman Area : Whitney Gilman Ridge (5.7)
By: Steven James When: Jun 12, 2014

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Comments: Some helpful, wish I had known information on the whitney-gilman approach.

If you find yourself heading up the walk-off it will be tempting to step out onto the talus field and want to traverse towards where you climb. This is a bad idea. Turn around, go back to the bike path, go north, (left)to the actual trail (marked by a cairn as of 6/11/14) and just go up that way.

Trust me. This one questionable decision made our day significantly longer and more treacherous than it needed to be. Still ... more >>


Location: ME : Bangor Area Buildering : University of Maine Campus : Shotski (V3)
By: Steven James When: Jun 9, 2014

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Comments: If this is the building I think it is. I've always wanted to top out on the "real rock" formation on the sides of the black. I believe it's very tall though, and can't remember what the edge of the roof looks like. Good work!


Location: ME : Bangor Area Buildering : University of Maine Campus : But Dad said it was okay (V3)
By: Steven James When: Jun 9, 2014

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Comments: I've always looked at this and other similar features and thought, "yaaah, nooo, maybe?! Not me."

Glad someone did it!


Location: ME : Shagg Crag : Ginseng Route (5.12c)
By: Steven James When: May 16, 2014

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Comments: Ginseng is the first 5.12 I sent. The moves are fun, and it seems like nearly every piece of the route has different beta that can work for anyone.

This route is just too fun. If you are a wannabe 5.12 climber and you don't get on Ginseng when you visit Shagg, you've missed out.

P.S. The move typically considered the crux has wrecked more than two shoulders. I found that my shoulder was really upset if my feet were too low.


Location: NH : New Durham Area (South of ... : Longstack Precipice : Wonderland Wall : Coyote Rain (5.6) : Photo
By: Steven James When: Jul 4, 2013

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Comments: I hope you mean rapping.


Location: ME : Jockey Cap
By: Steven James When: May 1, 2013

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Comments: As of 5/1/2013 the sport climb all the way to the right on the main wall has only one hanger without a rappel ring over the edge and no anchor above it which makes for very difficult cleaning of draws on the route. For clarity, this is NOT the sport climb way around the right end's corner.

For maybe twenty feet of climbing though; with large moves, positive holds, exciting heel hooks and a mantel top out, the route was definitely worth it. Felt easier than the grade in the "North Co... more >>


Location: ME : Acadia National Park : The Precipice : Green Mt. Breakdown (5.9+)
By: Steven James When: Mar 10, 2013

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Comments: This is my favorite route at Precipice. Lots of beautiful island and ocean exposure!


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Photo
By: Steven James When: Oct 4, 2012

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Comments: Yes David. I am with you 100% There is really no reason not to plan to rappel when cleaning.