Saturday, June 22, 2019

Mt. Forist - Multi Pitch Rock Climbing



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Leading P2 of Madigan (5.6)


If you love slab like I do, go climb Mt. Forist! :)

A stellar day for some multi-pitch rock climbing with Jackie at Mt. Forist in Berlin, NH. The two routes we climbed were a great intro to the climbing and the rock feel of this mountain. In the shade the rock was slick and the climbing felt sketchy. But in the sun, the rock was amazing and uber sticky! We also bumped into Jeff Lea and Tom Callahan, who gave us great beta on the climbing routes there. We started on Madigan with Jackie leading P1 and me finishing up on P2. Then for P1 I lead Nibroc and we finished up with Jackie leading P2 of Brown School. Rain clouds and some thunder showed up quickly while I was making my way up to Jackie at the P2 anchors of Brown School. It turned cold really fast too. We hurried down just in case there was lightening as well. Double 70m got us down in 1 rappel.  Afterward, we all headed to the White Mountain Cafe & Bookstore for some post climbing coffee and sandwiches!

Thanks, Jeff for the photos. And thank you, Jackie, for your help and support for my "Turning 60 and Climbing About It" project!  Enjoy a few photos taken of our day multi-pitch rock climbing at Mt. Forist. Can't wait to get back to do more climbing there!


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Jackie (left) leading P1 of Madigan.
Tom (right) at the anchors of Nibroc


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Jeff at the anchors of Nibroc
(photo taken from P1 anchors of Madigan)



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Bringing Jackie up P2 of Madigan


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Jeff at the P2 anchors of Brown School
(photo taken from P2 anchors of Madigan)


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Bringing Jackie up Nibroc


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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Buffalo Corral - Rock Climbing



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Buffalo Corral
Rumney Rocks
Rumney, NH

If you love slab like I do, go climb Buffalo Corral.

Met up with Nuno and David at Buffalo Corral of Rumney Rocks. It was our first time climbing there and we had a really great day. The parking lot is large and I'm hoping that the little clearing off to the side will be the location of the new outhouse. The approach is super short and the crag is well-shaded. There are trails on both sides of the slab to access the top to set up top rope anchors. We didn't do any top rope climbing today, just leading. We pretty much started on the right side of the slab and worked our way to the left side. David lead Mild Horses (5.5), Ghost Pine (5.6), Bleached Bones (5.7) and Flaming Arrow (5.9+).  And both Nuno and I lead all the routes but the 5.9+ Flaming Arrow. 3 other groups showed up and they mostly climbed the right side of the slab. Thanks, Nuno and David for the photos and your help and support for my "Turning 60 and Climbing About It" project!  Enjoy a few photos taken of our day at the Buffalo Corral.




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At the right side of Buffalo Corral.
With its super short approach and fun moderates, this crag is a heavy favorite for camp groups who love to utilize the right side routes during the summer months.







David on lead
Left: Flamming Arrow start
Right top to bottom: Mild Horses, Ghost Pine & Bleached Bones
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Nuno leading Bison Burger (5.7)
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Nuno leading Twinkle Toes (5.7+)
Appropriately named - 
At the crux, you'll find out why! hehehe!
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Friday, June 7, 2019

Women Outdoors Marketplace


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Calling all women! Jackie and I started the Women Outdoors Marketplace, an online community for women, run by women. Women can post For Sale, ISO, Outdoor-related businesses, Vacation Rentals, Fundraisers and more! Hoping to also get the word out to other women who hike, ski, SUP etc. Please join us and help spread the word to other women!



Saturday, June 1, 2019

Rattlesnake Rocks - Rock Climbing



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The Right Face (5.8+)

Iskuhi and I headed to Rattlesnake Rocks again. Met some new friends and had a wonderful day of climbing. For starters, we climbed Craton Hop (right side), Vibranium, and the Canadian Shield (left side) of The Shield. Then gave the Double Chimney and the Right Face on the Ship's Prow a go. We ended the day on The Exorcist, The Slot and The Scoop of The Playground crag. All the climbs and setups were easy to find thanks to Pete! Super great rock and climbing company today. And thanks, Iskuhi, Joe, Pete & Josh for the photos and your help and support for my "Turning 60 and Climbing About It" project!  Enjoy a few photos taken of our day at the Rattlesnakes!

Iskuhi (left) and Joe (right) on The Shield

I think this is The Exorcist


Left: The Scoop 
Right: The Slot

Toad in the horizontal crack of The Right Face

Pete setting up TR anchors at The Exorcist

Josh and Lovena

Lovena & Iskuhi

Bridal photo session - across the parking lot.