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
slab climbing, Rumney, Buffalo Corral, Rock climbing, New Hampshire


Nuno leading Bison Burger (5.7)
slab climbing, Rumney, Buffalo Corral, Rock climbing, New Hampshire


Nuno leading Twinkle Toes (5.7+)
Appropriately named - 
At the crux, you'll find out why! hehehe!
slab climbing, Rumney, Buffalo Corral, Rock climbing, New Hampshire


slab climbing, Rumney, Buffalo Corral, Rock climbing, New Hampshire