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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.

Memorial Day Weekend 2019 Rock Climbing

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Rattlesnakes. 

That's the theme for this Memorial Day rock climbing, but it wasn't intentional. Spent Saturday hiking and climbing Rattlesnake Rocks at Rattlesnake Hill with Iskuhi. And on Monday Jackie, Andy and I climbed at the Meadows and the Main Cliff of Rumney Rocks on the south face of Rattlesnake Mountain. What fun climbing with great company!  ♥

And thanks, Iskuhi, Jackie & Andy for the photos and your help and support for my "Turning 60 and Climbing About It" project! 


Meadows & Main Cliff - Rumney Rocks
Rattlesnake Mountain
Rumney, NH

Deceptively hard. So we were on our way to the Main Cliff from Meadows when at the top of the trail we spotted Magic Helmet. Jackie wondered out loud what grade it was and Andy quickly answered, "a 5.3." We stopped to look at and I decided to lead it. Then Jackie looked it up on MP and said it was a 5.10b. *laughs all around* I got on it to lead anyways. Don't know why, but I find slab starts highly attractive…