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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!