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Weissner's Dike - Multi Pitch Summer Rock Climb

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Weissner's Dike (5.6)
Trad, Alpine, 6 Pitches, 650 feet Grade II
Cannon Cliff, Cannon Mtn.
Franconia Notch, NH

This route is 6 pitches but we climbed the second pitch in two pitches because it was super windy. There was a group of 3 on Consolation Prize, props to the lead climber who climbed the runout slabs in this wind. Kept an eye out on the weather but it never turned bad all day. Cold in the morning with lots of wind on the lower pitches. But it was calm at the last top pitches.

I really love that first pitch. The "Dike" is super fun. There's a stuck grey cam on this pitch, of course we used it! 

Lots of loose rock along with our second, third, and fourth pitches, but no rockfall during today's climb.

Last pitch - Graded as a 5.6 - this must be for tall climbers. Sean had no problems getting up this flake. But for short, old folks like me, this is a lot harder than a 5.6...ain't gonna lie! 3 years ago, when we climbed Lakeview, I barely got up it. Today, given …

Rock Rimmon – Aid Climbing

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Rock Rimmon – Aid Climbing

A lesson in Aid Climbing! Pro was set up on the bottom portion of Armpits and I gave Aid Climbing a go. The slab portion is a bit of work, but once I got up to the vertical section, setting up the Aiders and climbing was easier. My first time aid climbing and I never realized how much I would enjoy it! Another form of climbing!