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Offline alsboston

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rumney warming up? Dry?
« on: April 07, 2009, 03:58:44 PM »
Any climbing at rumney worth the 2 hour drive up from boston?

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Re: rumney warming up? Dry?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 04:24:23 PM »
Most certainly! I was there on sunday. It rained all night saturday, and by 10 O'clock sunday, partly cloudy, there was a ton of dry stuff. Parking lot was full.  Of course, you have to be reasonable, climb things that you know dry quickly and are in the sun and all. Have fun if you go up. If it's this weekend I may run into you.
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Re: rumney warming up? Dry?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009, 10:41:24 AM »
Rumney is a remarkably dry place to go climbing, especially on weekends... It's certainly the best crag in NH, and the only one that's really worth the long drive all the way from Mass.  It's really a shame that Cathedral, Whitehorse, Sundown, and all those other shit crags across the Kanc always seem to be wet and drippy. Most routes over there are poorly bolted too.

Yes-sir-ee, my advice to everyone is to just stick to Rumney: unquestionably the best, driest, safest climbing experience NH has to offer....

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Re: rumney warming up? Dry?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2009, 11:55:51 AM »
I agree, Rumney is the best!!!   All other areas are manky and dangerous at best.

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Re: rumney warming up? Dry?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2009, 12:24:36 PM »
Good try guys...
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Re: rumney warming up? Dry?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2009, 12:40:12 PM »
I heard it's always sunny at rumney too, bolts never more than 5 feet apart.  Jesus, it's like mana from heaven!
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Re: rumney warming up? Dry?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2009, 02:37:39 PM »
rather stupid answers to a simple question...

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Re: rumney warming up? Dry?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2009, 03:06:17 PM »
c'mon man...you got a first hand report of how the conditions are, it doesn't get much better than that.  The rest is just good ole, and dare I say obvious humor.  Don't let it ruin your day!  I hope we can all still be friends  :-*

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Re: rumney warming up? Dry?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2009, 03:19:40 PM »
to be honest though, what freddie and feroill are subtly hinting at is true. Rumney aint the only thing that's dry...
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Re: rumney warming up? Dry?
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2009, 03:57:35 PM »
I'll actually be at rumney toomorrow, I'll try and remember to post a drip report for ya when I get a chance.

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Re: rumney warming up? Dry?
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2009, 04:24:03 PM »
I like scumney too, it's just easy to make fun of, cause it's the center of the earth... ;)
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Re: rumney warming up? Dry?
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2009, 08:42:16 PM »
Rumney is a remarkably dry place to go climbing, especially on weekends... It's certainly the best crag in NH, and the only one that's really worth the long drive all the way from Mass.  It's really a shame that Cathedral, Whitehorse, Sundown, and all those other shit crags across the Kanc always seem to be wet and drippy. Most routes over there are poorly bolted too.

Yes-sir-ee, my advice to everyone is to just stick to Rumney: unquestionably the best, driest, safest climbing experience NH has to offer....

Freddie

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Re: rumney warming up? Dry?
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2009, 02:40:40 AM »
Sorry to sound flip.  This thread does get at a problem I have with the internet... Asking for beta on where the best conditions are, well -- imagine if you went on the internet and asked a bunch of fishermen where the fish are biting, and where their secret holes are? Or asked some hunters where the turkeys roost? Or asked skiers where their secret powder stashes are? You'd get laughed out of the place! In this case it doesn't really matter, since Rumney on the weekends is a soiled experience anyways. But especially with ice climbing, why on earth would anyone want to share their hard-won beta on which routes are in a good nick until after you've climbed 'em?  We've all seen it happen when a picture goes up on the web, and the next weekend that climb is a mob scene.

Here's my point: being able to read proper conditions and make the right call is part of the game. Even if you live in Boston. It's a skill, just like being able to place bomber gear or equalize an anchor, and something that can be acquired. 

That said -- thank god for Rumney.  It keeps the other crags nice and peaceful, even on weekends.

Als, this little rant isn't directed at you, I'm sorry to go off.

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Re: rumney warming up? Dry?
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2009, 06:52:28 AM »
that's OK Freddie...I kind of agree with you.

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Re: rumney warming up? Dry?
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2009, 07:56:44 AM »
Rumney should be good, dry and sunny every weekend for the rest of the year.  Maybe next year too. ;)
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