Showing posts with label Evening Blues. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Evening Blues. Show all posts

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Evening Blues - Multi Pitch Rock Climbing




Met up with Nuno for some fall climbing at Longstack Precipice in Alton, NH. Nuno lead P1 of Evening Blues (5.7) and I finished up by leading P2. At the top of P2 of Evening Blues I met and spoke with guide Jonathan Fouser. 

Onto Coyote Rain, Nuno lead P1. On my turn to climb, I couldn't make it over the roof. When I did this climb 5 years ago with Kevin D. leading, I had no problems getting over that roof. It was fun and easy. But nowadays, I don't care for roofs and overhangs....getting old! LOL! So Nuno lowered me and we called it a day! Such a beautiful day for climbing with amazing fall foliage views. Enjoy some photos of our day.



At 1.5 miles of Rines Road in Alton, drive through the first gate and sign for the Knight’s Pond Conservation Area. Go to the very end and park in the parking lot with a kiosk. Large boulders border the parking lot. Between two boulders is a shortcut path. This is the climber's path to the Longstack area.




Take the half-mile path to the intersection of the dirt logging road. Follow for a few minutes and on your left a “climbers path” is marked with a cairn - there may be some overgrowth near the start of this path but there is def a path here. Follow this well-worn path to the base of the Indigenous Wall.






Great lead by Nuno!
P1 of Evening Blues



Looking up at P2 from the P1 belay
of Evening Blues


Bringing Nuno up P2 of Evening Blues


Before we left I got a photo of Louisa
bringing Dan up P1 of Evening Blues




Monday, May 25, 2015

Coyote, Blues & Tardis – Multi pitch rock climb


Coyote Rain (5.6)
140 ft, 2 pitches
Wonderland Wall

Evening Blues (5.7)
135 ft, 2 pitches
Wonderland Wall

Tardis (5.7)
65 ft, 1 pitch
Indigenous Wall

More training for Colorado climbing! Jeff, Kevin and I spent the day climbing at Longstack Precipice. It took us a bit to find the trail, so we ended up following the dirt road until it ended. Then bushwacked our way up to the base of the Wonderland Wall. And on our way out, we took the climber’s path which took us to the logging road and back to the open area where we parked. But next time going to follow these directions:

At 1.5 miles of Rines Road in Alton, drive through the first gate and sign for the Knight’s Pond Conservation Area. Go to the very end and park in the parking lot with a kiosk. Large boulders border the parking lot. Between two boulders is a shortcut path. Take path to the intersection of the dirt, logging road. Follow for a few minutes and on your left a “climbers path” is marked with a cairn (there may be some overgrowth near the start of this path). Follow this well-worn path to the base of the Indigenous Wall.

Overall, it was an amazing day of climbing! Besides us, there was another pair of climbers and that’s it!!! After that other pair left, we had Longstack Precipice all to ourselves!  Well, not all to ourselves….there were a couple of giant Ravens who didn’t appreciate our company. Whenever they felt we were too close, they let out a loud series of squaks. And the mosquitoes, too many, oi!! The day started off cloudy and muggy. By mid day there were a few minutes of enjoyable cool temps and light breezes. But towards the end of the day it was muggy again, but with plenty of sunshine. Enjoy some photos taken of our day climbing in New Durham, NH!

Longstack from the approach

Jeff and Kevin

Kevin did an impressive job of leading Coyote Rain

Fun roof of Coyote Rain 

Up and over, piece of cake!

View from the top of Coyote Rain

At the base of Evening Blues


View from the top of Evening Blues

Kevin leading Tardis

Jeff on the bulge of Tardis

On the run-out slab to finish (3)




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