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Cormier-Magness 2016 - Multi Pitch Fall Rock Climb

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Cormier-Magness (5.6) Trad, 8 Pitches, 1150 feet Whitehorse Ledge North Conway, NH No Rope? Wait. What? I yelled back to Sean that I needed more rope and his reply was clearer. "No Rope!" What I thought was insane rope drag, was in fact, the end of our rope. I had gotten onto a small ledge with a tree stump and had 12 feet more to the anchor at the end of the 6th pitch, The Low Beer Light pitch. Down-climbing was my only option. No worries.  I had used the tree stump as a hold to get up to it, so it would have to do as a hold to get down.  I girth-hitched a cordelette to the stump, then connected my anchor to it. I lowered myself slowly, unclipped my anchor from the cordelette and downclimbed by stemming the holds I stemmed to come up. 8 feet below this stump I had placed a #1 cam and removed it. 25-30 feet below the stump ledge was a ledge with several trees where I set up my anchor and brought Tom and Sean up.  Sean, Tom and I climbed this route last July, wit

Fall Foliage 2015

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Echo Lake with Whitehorse and Cathedral Ledges Echo Lake with Cathedral Ledge Swift River