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Rock Garden - Rock Climbing

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Rock Garden (5.4)
Lost Horizon, Sundown Ledges
Albany, NH

Got to onsight Rock Garden (5.4) this morning. The chimney was damp and dark and smelled a bit of urine. Got to hand jam, foot jam, face climb, friction and stem on this climb. But I didn't need to do any liebacking as listed on the MP description for this climb. It was a fun climb and hope to get back there to climb again! Lost Horizon is a super nice crag with clean rocks and the base is well shaded. We were the only ones climbing at Lost Horizon and it made for a mellow day of climbing.





Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller


Eric brought this cool mosquito repeller to the crag and I was impressed! It's very lightweight and kept the bugs and mosquitoes at bay while we climbed. You can order one online here at Thermacell.com










The Main Cliff A couple of years ago I had hiked the Boulder Loop Trail at Sundown area off the Kancamagus. At the time I didn't realize it was a rock climbing area. Today, Eric showed me the Lost Ho…

Rainbow Slabs - Multi-pitch Rock Climbing

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The Pillars of Dickulese (5.6)
260 feet- 2 pitches
Rainbow Slabs
The Lower Kancamagus Area

Gorgeous day for a couple of multi-pitch climbs along the Kancamagus Highway in Albany, New Hampshire! I assisted leader Jeff D. taking up a first-timer to multi-pitch climbing, he loved it. Good job Varma on your first multi-pitch climb! Enjoy some photos taken of our day.




Varma up the 1st pitch with Jeff on his belay At the 2nd belay station (3)

 Varma up the 2nd pitch (2)
 Varma rapping down to the 2nd belay station
The Perfect Wave (5.7)
160 feet- 2 pitches
Rainbow Slabs
The Lower Kancamagus Area



The Perfect Wave is actually 200 feet and 3 pitches but since the  last pitch (40 feet) is a 5.4, we only climbing two pitches.
Varma up the 1st pitch with Jeff on his belay
Jeff leads the 2nd pitch
Varma up the 2nd pitch

Sabbaday Falls

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Trail: Sabbaday Brook Trail Elevation Gain: 100ft Distance: 0.6 miles roundtrip Duration: 1.0 hours
Difficulty: Very Easy

A scenic, 3-tiered Waterfall that is a short hike (0.3mile) from the parking lot. The trail is very well-maintained and is wide making it easy for all ages to hike. I saw several folks there on walkers. Lots of dogs as well. Off the parking lot there are several picnic areas with picnic tables. The place was packed full of families picnicking and many on the hike to view the waterfall.
This was supposed to be a stop for that Waterfall Photography Workshop I attended back in April 2011 but the trail was snowed in and I was the only photographer with snow gear. So our workshop skipped this waterfall.

I wanted to get on the other side of the stream past the waterfall to get some photos. As I was crossing, I slipped and fell. My butt went in first and I didn't know it at the time, but my sunglasses fell in the water. Luckily I didn't get my camera wet! :)







Soaked Gortex…