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Crack Climbing & Sport Leading Instruction #9

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This month marks one year that I started on my journey of learning to crack climb. While vacationing in Joshua Tree National Park a year ago, I hired Seth Peitit of Mojave Guides for two days to teach me to crack climb. Not only do I love crack climbing, but I enjoy the process of learning the techniques of crack climbing. Since returning from Joshua Tree NP, I wanted to continue my crack climbing lessons. So every month I drive 70 miles north to Salt Pump Climbing Company in Scarborough, Maine for my lesson with Tino. Tino, the head routesetter, is a "movement guru" and I'm fortunate to take lessons from him. And today I had another super day of lessons with Tino! 

Several months ago I added sport leading to my crack climbing lessons. I find my lessons on sport leading to be really helpful and enjoyable to learn! The lessons give me an understanding and help me get accustomed to the technique necessary in the movement of sport climbing. It includes leading in the 5.6 to …

Warm Up Wall, Farley Ledges - Rock Climbing

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Nightfall came too quickly!
Veteran's Day might be our last day of New England rock climbing, so Etha and I headed out to Erving, MA and got in an afternoon of both sport leading and trad leading on the Warm Up Wall! So fun climbing and met a lot of super nice folks at the crag. Special "Mahalo" goes out to Josh who let me borrow his stick clip and showed me how to use it! 








Crag X, Farley Ledges - Rock Climbing

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Got to lead a super fun, super easy route.
Mild temps in the Fall make for great climbing days. Gary and crew headed out to Crag X of the Farley Ledges. The approach is pretty steep in some parts and it's a longer approach than the approach to the Main wall, but nice to not have to wait in line for any climbs. Some photos taken of our day.


Taking advantage of even one foot jam!




There are two routes I really wanted to lead on these Slabs (right), but there was running water on them. 











Dan on the steep slab
Gary leading the steep slab
 Jane
 Me on the steep slab
 Mike lead with Dan on his belay
 Mike lead with Scott on his belay
 Scott on the steep slab with Zheng on his belay
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