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north bald cap
« on: November 13, 2010, 07:53:08 PM »
NORTH BALD CAP

THE APRON:
walk in to the obvious low angled apron of rock in the middle of the cliff. Hike around the left side until you see an (obvious?) Arete.  
P1:  Follow the arete proper with natural gear and one bolt to a blue sling and rap ring on a pine tree.  5.5, 120'

P2 :  climb straight up to a natural belay at 180'.  5.4.

P3 :  climb up slab to tree ledge. 5.2, 50'

FA: Bill Keiler, Jack Dorsey: 11/13/10

Hike up through the woods directly above to access the next climb.

THE ARETE:
P1 :  climb up the obvious arete on the right past a bolt and natural gear to a 2 bolt ring anchor.  5.7, 120'

FA: Bill Keiler, Jack Dorsey: 11/13/10

What a beautiful day! Jack will post some photos soon!  Maybe even draw some lines on a photo to show the routes?  Enjoy!

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Re: north bald cap
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010, 09:24:02 AM »
Way to go guys.
Sounds like it was almost crowded up there yesterday-at least for Bald Cap!
Chuck

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010, 10:47:25 AM »
Thanks Chuck! Both climbs are of fantastic quality.  The apron adds an easy multipitch route to a great cliff. It was crowded for bald cap standards, but (amazingly) we didn't hear a peep from the 3 other parties there, nor even see them.  That's how expansive this cliff is.  You, Jack and I should try to get up there soon and put another route in.
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Re: north bald cap
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2010, 06:32:16 PM »
It was a beautiful day for November climbing in a great location.

Our pictures of this climb are here http://jack-dorsey.smugmug.com/Climbing/Rock-Climbing/BaldCap-111310/14655312_4kqCY#1090555993_JUeVG

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Re: north bald cap
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2010, 10:29:14 PM »
way to go Bill and Jack.Wish I could have been there with you.It is sunny ,hot and flat here.Have fun and keep it up.
 Jim
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Re: north bald cap
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2010, 12:37:03 PM »
Thanks, be safe over there! See you in the near(ish) future!
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Re: north bald cap
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2010, 12:53:30 PM »
It is sunny ,hot and flat here.Have fun and keep it up.

hang in there & be safe Jim... we're thinking about you buddy.
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Re: north bald cap
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2010, 06:28:57 PM »
Sunny= nice; Hot= OK; Flat= not so nice-- Is there Scotch available? If so, then it's quite bearable! 8)

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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2010, 06:52:15 PM »
Hi Jim,

We would have enjoyed having you with us. As we were driving home Bill mentioned "Jim will really like Bald Cap!" We are thinking of you.

Jack

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Re: north bald cap
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2010, 12:26:16 PM »
jon and i looked at that line and it looked like a fun outing. cannot wait to enjoy it next spring. thanks for the info.  could hear the both of you at times during the day but could not figure out where you guys were.  we were there a week or so earlier and witnessed a large black bear tumble down the icy slabs below and right  of your route he tumbled about 200ft into the trees with no visible injuries. amazing!!!!

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Re: north bald cap
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2010, 07:27:43 PM »
we were there a week or so earlier and witnessed a large black bear tumble down the icy slabs below and right  of your route he tumbled about 200ft into the trees with no visible injuries. amazing!!!!

WOW... that must have been entertaining, for you & for him.
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