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The Notches: A Rock Climbing Guidebook to the Western White Mountains

New England Rock Climbing Guidebooks

Stoked to find my copy of "The Notches" guidebook waiting for me when I returned home from the MWV Ice Fest! Mahalo, Jon Sykes, for signing my copy!

Fall Foliage 2015

Echo Lake with Whitehorse and Cathedral Ledges

Echo Lake with Cathedral Ledge
Swift River

Stonehouse Pond - Ice Climbing

Wore a borrowed pair of mountaineering crampons but I kicked my way to the top. Grant it, it was my third try, but for my first day out climbing on a vertical ice wall, I did it! The climbs were exhausting but I was so happy that I was making my first ice climb. Growing up in Hawaii I never dreamed I would be ice climbing. Yet here I was, at age 51, celebrating yet another milestone in my life.
Kellie Barr-Foster, organizer for the New Hampshire Rock Climbing Meetup group, is no stranger to Stonehouse Pond. She has been climbing the Barrington, NH crags for many years, organizing many group climbs as well.  Kellie organized today's climb on the "Moss Slab". This single pitch is 30 feet high and about the same width. It's separated from and set off to the right of the "Main Cliff".

Since I didn't have mountaineering boots or crampons, I met up with Kellie at her climbing barn. Anthony and Mark were already ahead of me gearing up. Kellie and I take the sam…

Flyin' Hawaiian - Skydiving