Showing posts with label rumney. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rumney. Show all posts

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Weekend Ice Climbing

Did a small lead as my last climb of the day
Moss Wall, Stonehouse Pond, NH

What a great weekend of climbing. I got in a couple of small leads and lots of top rope laps at Rumney and Stonehouse Pond. I had climbed rock at Rumney many times but it was my first time EVER ice climbing at Rumney and it was a blast! Originally we were supposed to climb at Frankenstein Cliff on Saturday but Nancy forgot her snow pants. I suggested Rumney or the North End of Cathedral because both are sheltered. We decided on Rumney and it turned out to be a good alternative. Rumney was 8 degrees warmer and when we got there, there were some folks leaving. We got in some laps and I got to lead that dirty little route on the right!  😁 

Parking Lot Wall Pano
rumney, ice climbing, parking lot wall

On Sunday I met up with Adam and Kyle at Stonehouse Pond. They each brought two others who were new to ice climbing. The new climbers were having a great time learning. Eric and I paired up to climb and it was fun to give him some beta about climbing and ice screws as well. Happy to get in some laps and a small lead as well! ❤️

Thanks to all your help and support this weekend in my "Turning 60 & Climbing About It" project! 27 pitches down, 33 left to go!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Beginner's Route - Rock Climbing

At the anchor of Beginner's Route

Well, I sure didn't expect to lead a trad route here at Rumney, but there's always a first time! We headed up to the Parking Lot wall first and Jackie and I both warmed up leading A Week With Pete (5.3). Then Jackie lead the route to the left of it, Shealyn's Way (5.7). 

Photo right: Jackie at the anchor of Shealyn's Way.

Looking down from the Beginner's Route anchor

We headed to the Meadows and was looking at Bolt Line (5.8) when I spotted Beginner's Route (5.5). So I ran down to my truck and grabbed my trad rack. Part way up the route I thought I may not have enough pro and quickdraws....from here I had to manage placing pro to make certain I had two quickdraws left for the anchor. And at the ledge just before the anchors, there was sooooo much rope drag. I realized then I should've brought my alpine draws along to use. I asked Jackie what I should do and she said to take up some rope and carry it up to the anchor. I was sketched out at first, but the footholds were all solid, so I did what she said and finished the climb. Whew! Definitely an onsight!

Afterwards we headed up the the Crow's Nest where I didn't feel like leading Pee Wee's Big Adventure (another trad route), but Jackie crushed Scuttlebutt (5.6).

Photo right: Jackie at the anchor of Scuttlebutt.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Rumney Midweek Rock Climbing

Kellie got a group out to rock climb at Rumney Rocks during the midweek. It was so much more less crowded than the weekend, but nonetheless, still busy! I handed my camera over to Brit and she took most of the photos while I got to climb!

Me on Dung Beetle!

Access Fund Conservation Team was in town to help the
Rumney Climbing Association improve Rumney's trails!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Rumney Ice - January 2011 Photos

Spent a couple of hours hiking along the "Parking Lot Wall" of the Rumney rock climbing area taking photos of the different ice flows. If you recognize any of the flows, please email me so that I correctly label them. Thanks!

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Three Ponds Trail - Winter Hiking

Located in the village of Rumney, NH is Stinson Lake. Our hike took us along the Three Ponds Trail to the shelter (1,750') above the middle pond. The elevation gain was 450' and the roundtrip hike was 4.8 miles. 

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The hike up to the pond shelter took about 2 hours... we made frequent stops so that the 'Doc' could catch her breath. These short stops gave me the op to shoot random photos of the landscape around us. It also made me more aware of our seclusion. Against the conversation between Steve, Doc and Jess was a calm stillness.

On our way up the Fish & Game Warden passed us on his snowmobile forging the trail for us. The snow was fresh and with each step our feet sunk into the soft trail. We crossed wooden bridges and split-logs over several streams.

The Adirondack shelter is located on a small knoll overlooking the middle pond. For lunch I had my usual PB&J sandwich accompanied with a homemade cookie that Jess brought. I've learned that lunch/snack is best eaten quickly and with your gloves left on.  ;-)  After lunch we took a walk onto the pond, taking in the surrounding scenery from the middle of the pond.


Our hike back down was faster paced and when we reached the parking lot, it started to lightly snow. Since it was still early and light out, I headed to the Rumney rock climbing area to see if there were any ice climbing going on at the Parking Lot wall. I was not disappointed and managed to get a few photos shot before it got dark.  You can find the Rumney Ice Climbing photos here on my blog at:

I always feel so rejuvenated after a hike!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Rumney Ice Climbing 2011

Spent the morning hiking the Three Ponds Trail on Stinson Lake, NH. After the hike I stopped by the Rumney rock climbing area and found some folks ice climbing routes on the "Parking Lot Wall". This popular sport climbing area is also popular among ice climbers! Got a few shots...enjoy!

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YouTube Channel - Hawaii Girl Adventures

Check out my YouTube channel at:  Hawaii Girl Adventures I will eventually be phasing out blog posts and be posting videos of my climbing, h...