Sunday, May 28, 2017

Artist Bluff & Echo Crag - Rock Climbing



Standard Route (5.5) & Right Side Route (5.6) - Artist Bluff
Maiming of the Shrew (5.5) & Skeletal Ribs (5.6) - Echo Crag

A little bit of everything today while in Franconia Notch! Fantastic rock climbing Artist Bluff and Echo Crag today with Eric! At Artist Bluff I second Eric on the the Standard Route (5.5). Then I lead P2 of the Right Side Route (5.6) - taking the right side - it sure was dirty, but oh so fun! I didn't get very many photos as I left my iPhone in the backpack. Regret not pocketing my iPhone - the views of Echo Lake and the notch from P2 of the Right Side Route were amazing! Many families with children and dogs were enjoying the views from atop Artist Bluff as well. Afterwards we headed over to Echo Crag for some cragging - climbing Maiming of the Shrew (5.5) and Skeletal Ribs (5.6). Super fun day! Enjoy a few photos taken of our day.



Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Lower Slabs - Rock Climbing


The Lower Slabs
Pawtuckaway State Park
Nottingham, NH

Abbie, Kierstie and I met for a mellow day of top rope climbing at the Lower Slabs. The gate to the Round Pond Road is now open so the approach from the parking area to the Lower Slabs, Lakeside Crag, Upper Cliffs etc is about 5 minutes. We were all set to expect humid conditions with lots of bugs. But surprisingly, the temps were very comfortable and it was hardly buggy due to the mild breezes. We had the crag all to ourselves! Enjoy some photos taken of our day!



Monday, May 1, 2017

3 Climbing Crags - Solo Hike



Spent the last few weekends of April hiking 3 climbing crags; Purgatory Chasm in Sutton, MA, Jockey Cap Rock in Freyburg, ME, and the Lower Slabs, Lakeside Crag and Upper Cliff of Pawtuckaway State Reservation in Nottingham, NH. Cool features plus lovely views - I love rock! Enjoy some photos taken on my hikes.

*Purgatory Chasm has a long history of rock climbing. A permit is required for climbing at Purgatory Chasm.