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Recognize this place?
« on: May 24, 2013, 09:56:04 AM »

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Re: Recognize this place?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013, 10:35:47 AM »
cannons ski jump?

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Re: Recognize this place?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 10:39:40 AM »
Cathedral, "approach" to Goofers.

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Re: Recognize this place?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2013, 11:22:45 AM »
wow! How long ago was that?!

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Re: Recognize this place?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2013, 11:59:35 AM »
Is it an EMS avalanche course.?
Very Trad from the attire.
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Re: Recognize this place?
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2013, 01:47:18 PM »
Is it an EMS avalanche course.?
Very Trad from the attire.

LOL, I think it is late 1800’s, found it in a historic photo book “The Conway’s”... unfortunately the photo isn’t dated. As Eric pointed out on my FB wall it took a ton of snow to fill in those boulders near the bottom... I’ll try to get a modern photo from the same angle next Fall and see how they match up...

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Re: Recognize this place?
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2013, 02:36:09 PM »
I've seen this picture...what a hoot. as I remember there was a move afoot in the 1800's to turn the area in front of Cathedral into an amusement park. the founding families got together and bought the land and gave it to the state to keep that from happening.
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Re: Recognize this place?
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2013, 02:53:51 PM »
Al, I think the "move afoot" was the quarry'ing that was already happening at the base, and thats why the 18 or so founding families got together and purchased it... I think it is mentioned in Webster's guide... lots of drill holes, blocks, and that obvious chain in the rock on the hike up to Thin Air Face as evidence...

I don't think amusement parks existed in the 1800's....

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Re: Recognize this place?
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2013, 03:10:46 PM »
With the crowds about It looks like a picture of Shoe string gully :P
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Re: Recognize this place?
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2013, 03:45:00 PM »
holy Shit!!! You had better stick that landing young man!!! :o Very little room for error
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Re: Recognize this place?
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2013, 05:25:46 PM »
wow! How long ago was that?!

Late 70's  ;D things grow back fast

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Re: Recognize this place?
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2013, 08:45:29 PM »
I've seen that pic but never any attribution or ID as to location.
Pretty cool!

Speaking of old stuff (older than Strand, even), anyone recognize this stereoscope view?



I'd bet many of you have climbed on it.
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Re: Recognize this place?
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2013, 09:06:39 AM »
The Seastack thing at Otter Cliffs in Acadia? Rock Lobster was a fun route, but I spend more time at The Precipice...

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Re: Recognize this place?
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2013, 03:24:15 PM »
I have posted more from these historical photos taken by Dan Brodien and Roger Damon who still live in St. Johnsbury along with their friend Andy Fisher.  The trio did the first ascent of the re-do version of Lakeview we know today in April of 1962.  Both Dan and Roger served in the 10th Mountain Division both in WWII and the Korean War.  The came home with climbing knowledge and a hunger to climb.  Both became Rangers for the National Forest Service and worked Tuckerman's in the late 50's and 60's. They were the technical know how of search and rescue and technical climbing rescues and recoveries of that era.  They were the original technical advisors when Mountain Rescue Service was first formed in the early 1970's (maybe some one here could right a history of MRS).  They were the ones who placed the beefy eye bolts you may stumble upon atop of Moby Grape/Conn Course, Big Wall area and a couple other spots on Cannon Cliff to facilitate topside rescues.  I have there original notes, maps and photos of this project.

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Re: Recognize this place?
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2013, 06:57:38 PM »
Did you know there was once talk in the  forties or early fifties about blasting the aeration buttress and front face off and using it as part of a dam project on the saco?  should be able to archive that as well.