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Re: Southern New Hampshire Guidebook in the works
« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2010, 11:49:18 PM »
 Hey! I live in Henniker but am currently in Afghanistan ( not climbing!). There is a place in the Minks called, "Devils Den". Hard to explain right now. There don't seem to be any routes established there..maybe toprope. I have cleaned a few routes near Rte. 114 that arent worth mentioning unless you happen to have a flat tire along the road!
 There are also a few bolted routes in Newbury, to the left just as you reach town center from the south on 103. Wish I could help more!
 Oh yeah..also some small cliffs near Shaker Hill Road in Henniker. Good luck with the guide. Climbed at marlowe but have no real info.

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Re: Southern New Hampshire Guidebook in the works
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2010, 08:22:08 AM »
The temple thing at the ski area isn't worth mentioning. 
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Re: Southern New Hampshire Guidebook in the works
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2011, 02:58:52 PM »
I agree the slab at the old ski area is just a place the yaggs staff would bring beginners to get a feel for real rock there really isn't even one climb to speak of. The sport routes out in the woods off Burton Peak (right in the same area) are worth mentioning there are about a dozen routes scattered in the woods on individual outcroppings from 5.7 to 5.12 again these were all put in by Dave Quinn and company.

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Re: Southern New Hampshire Guidebook in the works
« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2011, 08:35:09 PM »
who woulda thunk?
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Re: Southern New Hampshire Guidebook in the works
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2011, 08:34:46 PM »
who woulda thunk?

You think the only crags in New England are in North Corrnflakes?

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Re: Southern New Hampshire Guidebook in the works
« Reply #35 on: November 30, 2011, 09:24:03 AM »
It will be interesting to see this work. It's been 20+ years since the Sabal's initial guide

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Re: Southern New Hampshire Guidebook in the works
« Reply #36 on: November 30, 2011, 04:16:50 PM »
who woulda thunk?

You think the only crags in New England are in North Corrnflakes?

not at all, but that's a big hunk of a book...
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Re: Southern New Hampshire Guidebook in the works
« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2011, 04:55:59 PM »
who woulda thunk?

You think the only crags in New England are in North Corrnflakes?

not at all, but that's a big hunk of a book...

You need to get around....

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Re: Southern New Hampshire Guidebook in the works
« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2011, 10:33:37 PM »
You need to get around....

my wife says the same thing...
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Re: Southern New Hampshire Guidebook in the works
« Reply #39 on: November 30, 2011, 11:01:46 PM »
Has anyone climbed at the areas near New Durham?  There are about 140 routes listed on Mountain Project and some of the pics look pretty good.  How good is the rock? 

http://mountainproject.com/v/new-durham-area/107145595

yes.  awesome!
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Re: Southern New Hampshire Guidebook in the works
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2011, 09:54:52 AM »
Todd: looking at the list....no Rock Rimmon?

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Re: Southern New Hampshire Guidebook in the works
« Reply #41 on: December 03, 2011, 03:28:13 PM »
hey pjs
i live in new ipswich...can you tell me where the "burton peak" climbs are?...are you referring to what's know as white ledges?...send me a pm if you can...don't rock climb that much anymore, but might!...much appreciation...ed
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Re: Southern New Hampshire Guidebook in the works
« Reply #42 on: December 13, 2012, 07:23:04 PM »
The current plan is for the ice guide to come out first; followed by the rock guide.

As mentioned before, the idea is to include EVERY venue, whether climbing is currently allowed or not. That way there's a historical record of what's been done and, as access issues change (like Hewes Hill and Stonehouse Pond [now open]), there's info available. As John mentioned, guides to southern NH have been few and far between (the last Saball/Base guides to Pawtuckaway and Rock Rimmon were 1995/1996), so the idea is to include absolutely everything so people have something that is at least complete as of the time of publication. Tracking all of this info down isn't an easy task and requires the climbing community to share information if it wants to have a complete guidebook...

Here's the current list of ICE CLIMBING venues that I know of. Some of the areas are currently off limits, some are small, some rarely form (see paragraph above for the reason why they are on the list). I am sure I am missing some areas and would very much like to hear about them. I need a few more ice flow pictures (hopefully this will be a better winter than last) and then it's ready to go.

Allen Mine (Alstead)
Alstead Ice Flow (Alstead)
Bald Mountain (Newport)
Chandler Mills Hill (Kellyville)
Cheese Cut (Swanzey)
Claremont Railroad Cut (Claremont)
Concord Quarries (Concord)
Deer Leap (Windham)
Devilís Den (New Durham)
Dog Kennel (Enfield)
Dumplingtown Hill (Raymond)
Fall Mountain (North Walpole)
Hewes Hill (Swanzey)
Holt's Ledge (Lyme)
Interstate 89 Ice Flows (near Springfield)
Interstate 93 Ice Flows (Manchester)
Joe English Hill (New Boston)
Keene/Westmoreland Railroad Cut (Keene)
Lake Massasecum Lake Road Cut (near Newbury)
Milford Quarry (Milford)
Milton Road Cut (Milton)
Newfound Lake (Bristol)
Pack Monadnock (Peterborough)
Pawtuckaway State Park (Nottingham)
Piscataquog State Forest (Weare)
Pleasant Valley (near Wolfeboro)
Pulpit Rock (Bedford)
Purgatory Falls (Mont Vernon)
Ossipee Road Cut (Ossipee)
Sandy Pond (near Richmond)
Stonehouse Pond (Barrington)
Sunapee/Newbury Railroad Cut (Newbury)
Surry Mountain Park (Surry)
Tower Quarry (Manchester)
Wellington Business Park (Auburn)
Whiteface (Gilford)
Windsor Ward Mountain (Henniker)
Yuhas Mines (Acworth)

If you know of other areas (big or small), please let me know ASAP.


I'm still looking for:

1) Historical Ice Photos (1960s-80s)

2) Action Ice Photos (Pawtuckaway, Stonehouse, Claremont RR Cut, Dog Kennel, et al)

3) Ice Route Info on the Claremont RR Cut (FA, route name, ratings, photos)

thanks!
 
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Re: Southern New Hampshire Guidebook in the works
« Reply #43 on: December 13, 2012, 08:49:07 PM »
Wow that sounds really coo Todd. Looking forward to it.
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