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Whitney Gilman Ridge 2015 – Multi Pitch Rock Climb

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Whitney Gilman Ridge - check! Whitney-Gilman Ridge (5.7) 5 pitches, 600 feet Trad, Alpine, Grade II Cannon Cliff Franconia Notch, NH Whitney Gilman Revenge! This was our mantra for the most popular alpine rock climb in New England! Last May we attempted WGR but had to bail after 2 pitches due to getting a late start. Today it was busy, we were the 5th group (out of 7) in line, and it was like golf...just keep up with the group in front of you! I’m not gonna give a pitch description since you can already find that info online and in guidebooks. So I’m just gonna post our photos….yes, we’re happy and smiling in all our photos. We have good reason to - Whitney G, check! :) Go up this way from the paved bike path Up through the talus field with the prominent ridge of Whitney Gilman in sight! Long scramble up the talus field to the mountain base means you get a good warmup before your climb. :) Below,

Lakeview - Multi-pitch Rock Climb

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Lakeview (5.6) 1,020 feet, 8 pitches Trad, Alpine, Grade III Cannon Cliff Franconia Notch, NH Getting back to Cannon. . . . . I love the exposure of this cliff! A day with a long wait behind 3 climbing teams, bug bites, sunburn, a near miss of tire-sized rock fall from careless climbers above us, classic exposure, and fun pitches made for an epic Lakeview climb ! Enjoy some photos of our otherwise, mellow climb. At the base of Lakeview route Sean leads the 1st pitch with "T" on his belay At the belay station of pitch 2 Making my way up pitch 2 At the belay station of pitch 3 At the belay station just below the "Lunch Ledge" We shared the space with 2 other climbing teams at belay station at the start of pitch 6. The team of 2 at the far left started up towards the Lunch Ledge while we waited from our turn and caused a rockfall. Just then another team of two (a guide and his student) made their way up to our