Author Topic: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.  (Read 28842 times)

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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #360 on: April 29, 2015, 12:16:12 PM »
Ran up the Cormeir Magness route yesterday in the late afternoon. Everything was dry and beautiful. Not a stitch of snow or ice to be found (except at the base of the slabs).... Just a heads up though, if you climb this route the first bolt on pitch 3 is only finger tight. Didn't have a wrench on hand..... Nice to be back out on some sunny rock :)
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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #361 on: April 29, 2015, 04:52:46 PM »
Bouldering at Farley today and the black flies were out, not biting yet....also out at my house at 1,100 feet. 

I give you guys a week, two if you are lucky....

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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #362 on: May 28, 2015, 05:40:32 PM »
A lightning strike on Cathedral Ledge in the vicinity of Retaliation last evening around 6:15 set a tree on fire. There was a crew up there 'till about 9:30 or 10 taking care of it. Things are extremely dry right now and that kind of thing could be a real problem.
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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #363 on: July 06, 2015, 09:31:19 PM »
Just as a heads up, the ledge at the top of Funhouse is teeming with fire ants. Plan your belay accordingly.

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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #364 on: July 06, 2015, 11:30:20 PM »
True fire ants like down south (worrying), or just our normal NH red ants ( a royal pain in the ass)?

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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #365 on: July 07, 2015, 10:03:24 AM »
After some research I can't say for sure that they were fire ants, but I'll still be giving them a wide berth.

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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #366 on: July 07, 2015, 03:50:38 PM »
We encountered a bunch of biting ants at the base of the Barber Wall also... not sure about true fire ants though.

On the plus side, the rest of the insect population was pretty thin at Cathedral and Whitehorse. Sundown was a little buggier.

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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #367 on: July 07, 2015, 07:25:00 PM »
The ledge all the way to the Book and down to Bombardment was full of biting ants last weekend. Kept biting my hands. No idea how they got there.

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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #368 on: July 07, 2015, 09:16:10 PM »
I think Rumney climbers put the ants there.

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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #369 on: July 07, 2015, 10:15:09 PM »
New theory.... Anyone notice how Luke disappeared for a while? What if the mad scientist created a strain of super aggressive ants and then forced them to watch Dosage videos ala Clockwork orange. Then set them loose upon our premier (not our meaning me, you, us... But our lord of the trad Champ himself) precious trad climbing mecca. These hyper vigilant anthropods are tasked with  one thing: Destroy sportos gym rats.

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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #370 on: July 08, 2015, 12:00:04 PM »
There's a route in Yosemite called Werner's Ant trees..people actually do it !  It's well named I guess....

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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #371 on: July 09, 2015, 07:21:13 AM »
New theory.... Anyone notice how Luke disappeared for a while? What if the mad scientist created a strain of super aggressive ants and then forced them to watch Dosage videos ala Clockwork orange. Then set them loose upon our premier (not our meaning me, you, us... But our lord of the trad Champ himself) precious trad climbing mecca. These hyper vigilant anthropods are tasked with  one thing: Destroy sportos gym rats.

Real Illuminati $#!+

LL the mad scientist is a truck driver!
Nick allready has figured it out, they were probably put there by sport climbers. ;D

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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #372 on: July 09, 2015, 07:23:26 AM »
Got into fire ants once at my sisters house in Fla. Thank God we don't have them here! You would know without a doubt within seconds if they were fire ants.

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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #373 on: July 09, 2015, 10:57:46 AM »
I think Rumney climbers put the ants there.

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