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Re: Bouldering Season is here!
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2013, 07:59:41 PM »
Actually too warm today to send the latest project.  This is the consolation prize, Switchblade, V5
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Re: Bouldering Season is here!
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2013, 09:05:21 AM »
pretty soon it's going to be too warm for you to climb at all Ward. you'll be lucky to manage a V1... [LOL]
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Re: Bouldering Season is here!
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2013, 09:09:10 AM »
That stuff looks great, Ward.
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Re: Bouldering Season is here!
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2013, 03:37:33 PM »
Switchblade looks nice.

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Re: Bouldering Season is here!
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2013, 04:52:07 PM »
That stuff looks great, Ward.

Put up some of my most classic problems ever this winter and spring.  Still stuff to be found if you don't mind hiking.

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Re: Bouldering Season is here!
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2013, 07:34:37 PM »
Here is Ice Planet Hoth (V0+) and Monkey King (V9) today.

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Re: Bouldering Season is here!
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2013, 07:42:23 PM »
Another view of Monkey King and Ella being the crag Queen.

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Re: Bouldering Season is here!
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2013, 07:45:55 PM »
Switchblade, V5

Just a word for you guys up north:  The black flies are out.

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Re: Bouldering Season is here!
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2013, 08:58:47 PM »
Just a word for you guys up north:  The black flies are out.

those are NOT words I want to hear...
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Re: Bouldering Season is here!
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2013, 08:29:10 AM »
Just a word for you guys up north:  The black flies are out.

those are NOT words I want to hear...

Got my first black fly bite of the season yesterday, 4/25, at Farley.

Enjoy the bug report's zero while you can.....

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Re: Bouldering Season is here!
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2013, 04:22:57 PM »
Got my first black fly bite of the season yesterday, 4/25, at Farley.
Enjoy the bug report's zero while you can.....

they're out there, not biting as of today. with this really warm temps that's going to change tho. [sigh]
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Re: Bouldering Season is here!
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2013, 06:25:19 PM »
That stuff looks great, Ward.

Put up some of my most classic problems ever this winter and spring.  Still stuff to be found if you don't mind hiking.

Have you ever looked at the boulders off the Smarts Brook Trail in Waterville Valley? About 3 or 4 miles in from route 49 there is a large boulder field with some pretty tall stuff too. The ground around them seems kind of wet/boggy though so that may be an additional problem besides the pure distance from the road.
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Re: Bouldering Season is here!
« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2013, 07:08:13 PM »
Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out. 

Closest thing to there I did is a three star sit down highball crack (V3 maybe) at Potash Knob off the Kanc.  A number of classic highballs to be done for those so inclined.  The boulders are WAY better than the crag, which is (with apologies to Mr. Sykes) Shyte...


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Re: Bouldering Season is here!
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2013, 03:45:41 PM »
Ward, by your estimate, how much longer will the flies be a real nuisance in Western Mass?
Mosquitoes bother me less.

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Re: Bouldering Season is here!
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2013, 05:08:37 PM »
Ward, by your estimate, how much longer will the flies be a real nuisance in Western Mass?
Mosquitoes bother me less.

You are like Mrs. Eyebolter.  Mosquitoes kill me, black flies not so much.

That said, much fewer than a normal year.  I have been bitten maybe 5 or 6 times this season and I'm outside every day.  They are pretty much not a factor for me this year.  Your mileage may vary.