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Dry Tooling in NH
« on: April 27, 2006, 11:19:01 PM »
I'm looking for places I can go dry-tooling in NH. Are there any cliffs that are acceptable for dry-tooling and are not established rock climbing areas?

What are the acceptable ethics on this topic?

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Re: Dry Tooling in NH
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2006, 08:59:35 AM »
amos,

I actually think that this is a very good question. as recently as last week I was thinking about where would be a good place to go to work on dry-tooling technique in the spring/summer/fall. I wouldn't want to get anyone up in arms, so it would have to be a place that most people don't visit. that said the rock would have to be pretty good, since it wouldn't have the ice to bond it together. of course you wouldn't want to do it on existing routes either, tho I've understood how that would matter all that much since climbs like Deidre get done in the winter & they have minimal ice on them. hmmm... maybe places like Cemetary Craig, Trollville and Barking Dog.

any thoughts folks?

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Re: Dry Tooling in NH
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2006, 09:36:19 AM »
Roadcuts.
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Re: Dry Tooling in NH
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 01:22:29 PM »
Any updates to this?  How about in VT? Smuggs?

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Re: Dry Tooling in NH
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 05:48:28 PM »
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Re: Dry Tooling in NH
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2013, 06:15:29 PM »
Don't know how far south you are but there's an awesome little place in Keene.

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Re: Dry Tooling in NH
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2013, 06:56:58 AM »
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Re: Dry Tooling in NH
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2013, 08:11:48 AM »
As far as VT, I can't really see anyone taking up issue with dry tooling in the Bolton Quarry. You might find a non water filled quarry in the websterville/ Graniteville area. There are all sorts of rock escarpments along Champlain, some with old bolts most have difficult or trespassing access and most likely crap landings. Look for old train cuts around your house.

The trick with dry tool non winter play is to find something close to where you live. It's a great way to play in the rain, but pretty stupid thing to do when it's nice and sunny or cold. Also shit rock is still shit rock and not always best for tooling. You can put some serious pressure and energy into a very small tenuous hold and take some really shockingly hard and fast falls.

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Re: Dry Tooling in NH
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2013, 05:27:58 PM »
get ricks guide book that will point you in the right direction.

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Re: Dry Tooling in NH
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2015, 04:44:18 PM »
Any updates on this?

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Re: Dry Tooling in NH
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2015, 07:02:09 PM »
Painted Walls off the Kanc...only one good rock climb and lots of marginal rock.  parts of the Back Cliff at Sundown...hell the little Saco crag might have some stuff too

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Re: Dry Tooling in NH
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2015, 07:40:25 PM »
Awesome.

Is the lower baker pond area good in the summer or does it need ice to hold it together?

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Re: Dry Tooling in NH
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2015, 06:24:25 AM »
Awesome.

Is the lower baker pond area good in the summer or does it need ice to hold it together?

Same rock as Rumney.  I was going to start putting up sport routes there (I drive right by on my way home from Rumney) when the dry toolers found it.

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Re: Dry Tooling in NH
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2015, 06:42:42 AM »
Pretty interesting how folks get all worked up about bolts but give a pass to dry tooling rock that has no ice on it. far more destructive than bolts.  Esentually the same as hammered aid..

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Re: Dry Tooling in NH
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2015, 06:32:43 PM »
Pretty interesting how folks get all worked up about bolts but give a pass to dry tooling rock that has no ice on it. far more destructive than bolts.  Esentually the same as hammered aid..

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