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Author Topic: Blockade (5.8) - Humphrey's Ledge  (Read 827 times)

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Blockade (5.8) - Humphrey's Ledge
« on: September 28, 2011, 08:06:36 PM »

Blockade: 5.8

Directions:  Hike up the hill to the cliff and go left about 50'. When you get to the Shifty Eyes face, the climb is located on a slight buttress to the right of Shifty Eyes and Undertow. A large block on the ground that looks a little like the state of New Hampshire marks the start of the climb.

Description:  The climb is characterized by steep face climbing that requires good balance and body position at the first two bolts.

Pitch 1:  Begin climbing the route at the shallow mossy groove on the right of the buttress. Good protection can be found in a short horizontal crack to the right of the groove.  Climb the center of the buttress to a stance at an obvious horizontal crack (gear). Step left and up to the first two bolts.  Above the two bolts move right to the third bolt and up a large block to its top.  50'

Gear:  A few small and medium cams and draws

Descent:  Rappel from double ring anchors on the wall above the top of the block

First Ascent:  Joe Perez, Judy Perez, Al Hospers, Jeff Lee,  September 26, 2011
« Last Edit: October 03, 2011, 09:47:15 AM by Admin Al »
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Re: Granite State (5.8)
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 08:19:41 PM »

Humphreys?
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Re: Granite State (5.8)
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 09:16:38 AM »

Yup
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Re: Granite State (5.8)
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2011, 10:17:16 AM »

LOL...we looked at that line as a possibility many times, but we were thinking of going straight up the arete. It basically blanked out and so we abandoned the idea. Some loose blocks up on the ledge above to the right. It is a fun start...curious to see how the route climbs up and left. Nice job guys.  :)
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Re: Granite State (5.8) - Humphrey's Ledge
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2011, 02:22:25 PM »

Grammy, I think one of those "loose blocks" is the large block in the shape of NH for which the climb is named (which Al pushed off the ledge after the anchors were placed last week) --care should be used as there are still some possible loose rocks on that ledge (albeit MUCH smaller than the "granite state" block) Jeff Lea
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Re: Granite State (5.8) - Humphrey's Ledge
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2011, 02:36:12 PM »

gotcha....that was a good sized block from what I remember. Sounds like fun...can't wait to give it a try!   :)
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Re: Granite State (5.8) - Humphrey's Ledge
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2011, 05:03:14 PM »

Isn't there a route at Found Ledge with the same name?  It was a crap route but got a star in one of the old Webster guides.
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Re: Granite State (5.8) - Humphrey's Ledge
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2011, 03:23:20 PM »

Isn't there a route at Found Ledge with the same name?  It was a crap route but got a star in one of the old Webster guides.

you're right. I didn't know that. I'll pass that on to the Perez's.
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Re: Blockade (5.8) - Humphrey's Ledge
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2011, 09:48:58 AM »

EDIT: Joe & Judy changed the name to Blockade. thanks to eyebolter for pointing out the route of the same name at Found Ledge.
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Re: Blockade (5.8) - Humphrey's Ledge
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2011, 05:43:48 PM »

Is there something wrong with routes having the same name if at different crags?
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Re: Blockade (5.8) - Humphrey's Ledge
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2011, 10:39:03 PM »

Standard Route...?  ;)
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Re: Blockade (5.8) - Humphrey's Ledge
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2011, 11:43:37 PM »

Wiessner Route?? :D
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Re: Blockade (5.8) - Humphrey's Ledge
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2011, 12:10:38 PM »

Wasn't there a Blockcade on Cannon ? Fell down.

How about  - The Prow  ;)
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Re: Blockade (5.8) - Humphrey's Ledge
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2011, 11:44:31 AM »

why be confusing if you don't have to be?
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Re: Blockade (5.8) - Humphrey's Ledge
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2011, 01:31:22 PM »

why be confusing if you don't have to be?

I ask my daughters this question all the time!!!   ;D
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