Friday, November 23, 2012

The Ledges at Lake Massabesic - Rock Climbing

Forget Black Friday shopping, and go rock climbing! Well, heck yeah! 

Like last weekend, Kellie listed this meetup on her NHRock Climbing Meetup group. And like last weekends' climbing cliff, this cliff and its routes aren't listed in any guidebook.  But the climbing, especially on a warm November day, is fantastic! We all met at the Auburn, NH Dunkin' Donuts on Rt 28 just short of the rotary. From there, it was a short 1.2 miles along Lake Massabesic to the roadside parking lot. A relatively short hike in from the parking lot, we followed the trail between the lake's edge and Fire Road 55. This cliff is referred to as "The Ledges" which can be seen from Battery Point of the Massabesic Audubon Center and Wildlife Sanctuary. At the base of the cliff is a large boulder painted as a white mouse. We set up ropes on 5 routes and all 11 of us were able to climb until sunset!

Setting up anchors

 
 
 
 
 My spot at clifftop for photographing
View from clifftop
 
 Got Rock?



 






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