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Lakeview - Multi-pitch Rock Climb

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Lakeview (5.6) 1,020 feet, 8 pitches Trad, Alpine, Grade III
Cannon Cliff Franconia Notch, NH
Getting back to Cannon. . . . . I love the exposure of this cliff!
A day with a long wait behind 3 climbing teams, bug bites, sunburn, a near miss of tire-sized rock fall from careless climbers above us, classic exposure, and fun pitches made for an epic Lakeview climb! Enjoy some photos of our otherwise, mellow climb.
At the base of Lakeview route
Sean leads the 1st pitch with "T" on his belay
At the belay station of pitch 2
Making my way up pitch 2
At the belay station of pitch 3
At the belay station just below the "Lunch Ledge" We shared the space with 2 other climbing teams at belay station at the start of pitch 6. The team of 2 at the far left started up towards the Lunch Ledge while we waited from our turn and caused a rockfall. Just then another team of two (a guide and his student) made their way up to our belay station from the Consolation Prize route. The guide started yellin…

Mt. Garfield - Solo Spring Hike

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Mt. Garfield Elevation: 4,500ft Trails: Garfield and Garfield Ridge Trail/Appalachian Trail Elevation Gain: 3,000ft Distance: 10 miles roundtrip Duration: 6.75 hours (includes stops along trail and at summit) My 4000+ Peak #29 Listed 4000+: #14 Difficulty:Easy to Moderate
Normally I don’t hike during the week, but I had a free day and it was gorgeous with very mild temps, perfect for spending time with myself hiking in the White Mountains. I took the most popular route up, the Garfield Trail. It was an easy trail that follows old fire roads and a tractor road. At the Garfield Ridge junction I took the short, easy scramble 0.2 miles to the summit. I had the summit to myself for a while. I usually limit my summit stays to about 30 minutes, but I couldn’t get my Peaks App to focus correctly on the peaks of the Franconia Ridge. Plus, I had to eat. Plus, I had to take as many photos as I could get. And then I did a bit of socializing with Nack and his mom. Even though I got a bit of a late start, I…

Whitehorse Ledge - Multi-pitch Rock Climb

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Sea Of Holes (5.7)
580 feet, 4 pitches
Whitehorse Ledge Conway, NH
Beautiful Father’s Day multi-pitch climbing with Geoff, Jeff and Kevin. We reached the base of “The Slabs” expecting to find it packed. But to our surprise, there were only 3 groups on! Jeff and Kevin headed off to climb the Cormier-Magness Route (5.6), and Geoff and I headed off to climb Sea Of Holes. The first three pitches are slab climbing. I had on short ankle socks and so wished I had worn longer socks. My socks were riding down towards my heels and I could feel blisters coming on. The last pitch contained the crux and I thought it was fun! But I was sketched out because there was so much wet, dirty moss at the end of the pitch. Moss slogging, especially the wet stuff, is NOT fun! Blech! Enjoy some photos I took of our climb up Sea Of Holes.

PS: Geoff says, "Thanks for the cold brew!." When we got down from our climb, someone had left a cold can of beer in Geoff's sneakers! :D
Geoff  leading up the 1st be…

Rock Rimmon – Rock Climb

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26 peeps + 1 dog + 9 routes = FUN and a mellow day of climbing!!

Forget we are at an urban crag trashed with broken glass, beer cans, television sets, paper and an assortment of what-have-you! I set up the Sunday Climb at Rock Rimmon meetup so all levels can enjoy climbing! We sure lucked out with weather perfect for climbing - warm temps and lots of shade under the trees. Rock Rimmon is located in Manchester, NH with routes from 5.2  to 5.12. Our group set up ropes on 9 routes and everyone got a chance to climb whatever they wanted! To come out climbing with us, join The NH Rock Climbing Meetup Group!
1. Tippy Toe Slabs 2. Tippy Toe Slabs 3. Creatures Creation (5.8+) 4. The Washbowl (5.7+) 5. Zig Zag (5.4+) 6. Beehive Crack (5.8)/The Thing (5.7) 7. Something Obscene (5.9-) 8. Armpits (5.7)
9. The Devil (5.9)