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Lower Slabs & Upper Cliff Pawtuckaway - Rock Climbing

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Besides having crack climbing goals, I also have goals for climbing steep slab above the 5.8 grade. Today I got a chance to climb my very first 5.11! On a whim, I climbed Thin Face, a 5.11, one pitch route on the Lower Slabs at Pawtuckaway State Park in New Hampshire. It sure was balance-y, finger-y and lock-offs came in handy in several sections, but the climb was so fun!. Slab climbing, what's not to love! *grin* Joined good climbing friends Noreen, Nuno and his son Daniel. We started at the Lower Slabs and then moved to the Upper Cliff. I tried The Horn and it was tough. Had Noreen lower me from the top to see if I could jam the right leaning crack. It's also a bit overhanging! Think I'll stick to leaning cracks on a slab! :-P








3 Climbing Crags - Solo Hike

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Spent the last few weekends of April hiking 3 climbing crags; Purgatory Chasm in Sutton, MA, Jockey Cap Rock in Freyburg, ME, and the Lower Slabs, Lakeside Crag and Upper Cliff of Pawtuckaway State Reservation in Nottingham, NH. Cool features plus lovely views - I love rock! Enjoy some photos taken on my hikes.

*Purgatory Chasm has a long history of rock climbing. A permit is required for climbing at Purgatory Chasm. 



Pawtuckaway State Park - Rock Climbing

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Celebrating my 51st birthday on my very first outdoor climb!



Celebrating my 51st birthday rock climbing outdoors for the first time at Pawtuckaway in Nottingham, NH! WOOT!