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Author Topic: Thwarthog - Far Cliff. Sundown  (Read 1742 times)

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Thwarthog - Far Cliff. Sundown
« on: April 05, 2013, 10:04:28 AM »

Went out and did Thwarthog with Jay Knower yesterday after work. Dirty, wet, a bit runout (with ice falling all around us) and the crux move is protected by a rusty, 1/4" leeper hanger. It it an old school 5.9/9+ so bring a cool head and double up on the .5 camalots!! Pretty exciting and pumpy lead, but definitely a fun outing. Once it gets cleaned and the bolt replaced, it may see some more ascents. Pressure Drop to the left looks like an amazing line! One of the most aesthetic corners I think I have seen in the Whites!! Just a beautiful line.
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Re: Thwarthog - Far Cliff. Sundown
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013, 04:31:22 PM »

pressure drop is outstanding !! it's a pump/puke line for me....... got so pumped, i puked. of course that was a long time ago.. i don't puke anymore
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Re: Thwarthog - Far Cliff. Sundown
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 08:34:15 PM »

Is there still a warthog ice piton fixed on the first pitch?
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Re: Thwarthog - Far Cliff. Sundown
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013, 08:53:34 PM »

I hope it's not still there !
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Re: Thwarthog - Far Cliff. Sundown
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 09:22:57 PM »

I really want to check out over there this year. The picures in Handren's book make it look great.

Any idea when the gate gets opened for Passaconaway rd? I was hoping to go to Woodchuck tomorrow, but heard from Jay it was closed.
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Re: Thwarthog - Far Cliff. Sundown
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2013, 05:05:20 PM »

Is there still a warthog ice piton fixed on the first pitch?

There is, but its on the second pitch. Scary shit up there!!! lol
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Re: Thwarthog - Far Cliff. Sundown
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2013, 05:12:20 PM »

I really want to check out over there this year. The picures in Handren's book make it look great.

Any idea when the gate gets opened for Passaconaway rd? I was hoping to go to Woodchuck tomorrow, but heard from Jay it was closed.

My friend Matt went out to Woodchuck today and did laps on Zonkers
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Re: Thwarthog - Far Cliff. Sundown
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2013, 10:11:19 PM »

Hey Chris, next time you're out that way, make sure you climb Whipping Post. I'm not saying it's spectacular just cause I put it up. Just go do it then tell me what you think. BTW, I remember climbing Thwarthog- nice route.
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Re: Thwarthog - Far Cliff. Sundown
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 06:17:59 AM »

Hey Chris, next time you're out that way, make sure you climb Whipping Post. I'm not saying it's spectacular just cause I put it up. Just go do it then tell me what you think. BTW, I remember climbing Thwarthog- nice route.

Will do. Hoping to get out there this weekend Ken!
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Re: Thwarthog - Far Cliff. Sundown
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2013, 09:30:13 AM »

And then there's that crack on the left......
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Re: Thwarthog - Far Cliff. Sundown
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2013, 08:05:09 PM »

pressure drop is almost definitely a pump till you puke, my second almost puked on another party. too bad. killer pitch!
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Re: Thwarthog - Far Cliff. Sundown
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2013, 08:40:45 PM »

pressure drop is almost definitely a pump till you puke, my second almost puked on another party. too bad. killer pitch!

Looks awesome!!!
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Re: Thwarthog - Far Cliff. Sundown
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2013, 10:05:03 PM »

Chris- it looks awesome till you actually get on the crux flake. Then it's pretty sketchy. H O L L O W.
I backed off that bitch.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2013, 10:07:31 PM by kenreville »
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Re: Thwarthog - Far Cliff. Sundown
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2013, 06:16:10 AM »

Chris- it looks awesome till you actually get on the crux flake. Then it's pretty sketchy. H O L L O W.
I backed off that bitch.

Oh.....well that sux. Looked too good to be true
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Re: Thwarthog - Far Cliff. Sundown
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2013, 10:34:48 AM »

the flakes fine.  you don't even have to pull on it. I did put my foot on it though.  there is a bit of loose rock on other parts of the route but hey its not sport climbing at rumney.
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