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Top 25 Climbing Blogs of 2021

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Hawaii Girl Adventures Blog has been selected as the Top 25 Climbing Blogs of 2021 by The Adventure Junkies! Thank you TAJ and congratulations to the other climbing blogs that made the list!

Buffalo Corral - Rock Climbing

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  Top of Stampede (5.8) Met up with Nuno at the Buffalo Corral in Rumney, NH for some crag climbing! What a great morning - a bit chilly but it warmed up nicely as the day went on. Worked our way from right to left of the Slab Wall and finished off at the Book Of Sins on the Small Wall.  Looking down from the top of Ghost Pine (5.6) Nuno at the top of Bison Burger (5.7) Nuno at the top of Stampede (5.8) Our last leads at the Corral was on the Book Of Sins, 5.5 ( below ). Fun leading this way-too-short route. And today it wasn't as dirty, wet, and mossy like it was back in July 2019 !

Sunny Slab Left - Rock Climbing

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Leading Sunny Slab Left Today Nuno and I checked out the climbing crag at the Burns McIntire Forest area in Marlow, NH. There were only two other climbers when we got there and they were super helpful with the local beta. I hadn't climbed here in years but the place pretty much is the same as I remembered it.  I lead the Sunny Slab Left (5.7) first with no problems, then it was Nuno's turn. Everything was fine until he got above the last clip and placed his hand in the small horizontal crack. Long story short - o ur climbing was cut short by some pretty aggressive locals!! Thank you,  Nuno, for your photos and your help and support for my  "Turning 60 and Climbing About It"  project!   W ith today’s climbing, I’m at  29 leads of 76 pitches!  Enjoy some photos taken of our day. Nuno leading Sunny Slab Left

Memorial Day Weekend 2019 Rock Climbing

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Rattlesnakes.  That's the theme for this Memorial Day rock climbing, but it wasn't intentional. Spent Saturday hiking and climbing Rattlesnake Rocks at Rattlesnake Hill with Iskuhi. And on Monday Jackie, Andy and I climbed at the Meadows and the Main Cliff of Rumney Rocks on the south face of Rattlesnake Mountain. What fun climbing with great company!  ♥ And t hanks, Iskuhi, Jackie & Andy for the photos and your help and support for my  "Turning 60 and Climbing About It"  project!  Meadows & Main Cliff - Rumney Rocks Rattlesnake Mountain Rumney, NH Deceptively hard. So we were on our way to the Main Cliff from Meadows when at the top of the trail we spotted Magic Helmet . Jackie wondered out loud what grade it was and Andy quickly answered, "a 5.3." We stopped to look at and I decided to lead it. Then Jackie looked it up on MP and said it was a 5.10b. *laughs all around* I got on it to lead anyways. Don't know why, but I find

Dog Wall - Rock Climbing

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Peanut gallery on the upper trail from the 1st pullout parking lot Spent the morning at the Dog Wall crag in Red Rock Canyon. Yup, the rock was dry enough! The climbs here were overhanging and I only attempted one climb, Pleasure Dog (5.10) but quit when I couldn't get to a hold (too reachy for me).  After that I just sat out and belayed. It was amazing to watch Linda and Tim leading the overhanging routes! And it was good to get out - I got to spend time with my climbing buddy who was visiting from Colorado for the weekend!  Liz leads Catwalk Trad routes on the left of the Dog Wall Unknown Dihedral, Doggy Style and Wok The Dog You can spot a climber on The Slab Tammy on Pleasure Dog Linda leading Cujo Unknown Dihedral - Trad

The Gun Club - Rock Climbing

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Limestone Tingle: numbness in fingers and hands from climbing sharp limestone Did some cragging at The Gun Club . Located in the La Madre range, it's a small canyon with a short and easy approach. But don't go letting this canyon fool ya! Its limestone walls may be short, but da buggah is super, super sharp! It was fun, very warm, and practically all the Vegas climbers were out there. This nicely bolted sport crag is a good alternative while waiting for the sandstone at Red Rock Canyon to dry out. We climbed in the section with climbs in the 5.6 to 5.10 range. I got an easy lead in on Mini-Gun (5.6 ), and TR'd the rest of the day. Enjoy a few photos taken of my day climbing the Right (North) Wall of The Gun Club! On the easy approach to the right wall Several Barrel Cacti on the wall Lotsa folks are out enjoying the warm temps and dry roc k! (even Sock Monkey!) The Left (South) Wall as seen from the Right Wall Looking up the canyon

Crag X, Farley Ledges - Rock Climbing

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Got to lead a super fun, super easy route. Mild temps in the Fall make for great climbing days. Gary and crew headed out to Crag X of the Farley Ledges. The approach is pretty steep in some parts and it's a longer approach than the approach to the Main wall, but nice to not have to wait in line for any climbs. Some photos taken of our day. Taking advantage of even one foot jam! There are two routes I really wanted to lead on these Slabs (right), but there was running water on them.    Dan on the steep slab   Gary leading the steep slab  Jane  Me on the steep slab  Mike lead with Dan on his belay  Mike lead with Scott on his belay  Scott on the steep slab with Zheng on his belay Scott