Saturday, November 17, 2012

Deer Leap - Rock Climbing

Kellie set this up on her NH Rock Climbing Meetup group, and it was a perfect climb for a warm November day!

Deer Leap is a town forest in Windham, NH. The name is derived from the natural rock outcropping (cliffs) that rise 60 feet above the Moeckel's Pond. We met in the parking lot off of Woodbury Road and hiked in on the Deer Leap trail. The Deer Leap trail is one large loop and it's great for hiking and snowshoeing. At the Deer Leap-Porcupine Ledge trail junction we took the Deer Leap trail and it took us directly to the top of the Deer Leap cliffs. The Porcupine Ledge trail leads off the main trail and loops over uplands, past a large boulder, and then down through rock ledges, where it got its name. It also leads to the Deer Leap cliffs but not before passing Porcupine and Mike's cliffs.

We were the only group rock climbing at Deer Leap! Kellie set up two ropes and our group spent the rest of the afternoon climbing, enjoying the warm November sun!

**Thanks to Noreen and Liam for taking some of the photos!

At the Deer Leap Trailhead
 At the top of the Deer Leap Cliff (4)

Noreen and Boomer!

 Kellie checking out the guidebook

 At the bottom of the Deer Leap main cliff
(Noreen & El)

 Kellie setting up anchor
 In addition to trash, there's alot of broken glass!
Noreen on belay
 
Liam
 Susan
 Eleanor
 
Kellie
Michelle
Noreen & Boomer
Handsome boy Boomer! (2)

Hawaii Girl (4)








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