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Railroad Cut, NH – Ice Climbing

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Railroad Cut SW4-Cheshire North Rail Trail Keene, NH AMC-NH Mountaineering Got to work on my climbing technique and also do some mock leading. Joined Tom Sintros and Ben Greene of the AMC-NH Mountaineering group to do some laps on lots of vertical ice at The RR Cut in Keene, NH! At one point there were two dozen climbers and a dozen ropes set up for 5 hours of climbing. Great to see many old climbing buddies, also met many new folks! Just a few photos taken by Cristina and I - I managed to get in 12 laps so not many photos taken. Thanks Jason (aka Mtn Man) and Dave for the belays! And Mahalo nui loa to Tom and Ben for the great day! :)  A bit of mock leading "Even us New England ice climbers love Island Princess chocolates!" says Tom Sintros. Michelle kicking it to the top! Sticks and ice...endless fun day for cute pup, Roscoe!

Railroad Cut – Ice Climbing

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R ailroad Cut – Ice Climbing SW4-Cheshire North Rail Trail Keene, NH AMC-NH Mountaineering Grou p AMC-N H Ice Climbing Clinic   Today’s ice climbing clinic was full of info including gear info. I had the chance to try out some Petzl Quark Ice Axes and they proved to be a good choice for me. But the most exciting bit of key info I took home with me today was technique and I got to practice climbing without kicking. I also used  existing hand holds to place my tools.  I took the ice climbing clinic with Tom Sintros ( amC L eader ) of the AMC-NH Mountaineering Group . I’ve been an AMC member for two years now and this was my first AMC-NH cl inic that I joined up for. It  was my first visit to the Railroad Cut and I was amazed at the amount of fat ice in just this one spot….glorious! Railroad Cut is just that….a cut in the hill for a railroad passage. It’s part of the Cheshire Rail Trail located just off of Route 12 in Keene, NH. There are several railroad cuts throughout New Ha