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Re: Coldest places to climb in NE
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2013, 05:35:55 PM »
In general the Geriatric Walls at Humphreys are in the shade at the base and a few of the climbs are fully shaded.

Which is why they take FOREVER to dry following rain....

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Re: Coldest places to climb in NE
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2013, 07:27:36 PM »
Actually Dave, that's not so true, except in exceptional monsoon times such as this June-now! They were dry 3 weeks ago on a day when Miss Saigon was running water.

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Re: Coldest places to climb in NE
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2013, 04:49:25 PM »
Which is why they take FOREVER to dry following rain....

not really that bad. I can almost always find something to climb down there, unless it's monsoon season as Jeff pointed out.
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Re: Coldest places to climb in NE
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2013, 07:34:51 PM »
mahoosuc notch, climb perfect rock in the sun then get down in the talus to where ice still lives.....

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Re: Coldest places to climb in NE
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2013, 10:21:55 PM »
mahoosuc notch, climb perfect rock in the sun then get down in the talus to where ice still lives.....

I did the AT before I was a climber, I've often wondered since if Mahoosuc had climbing and what it was like. Any ice in the winter?
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Re: Coldest places to climb in NE
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2013, 07:44:16 AM »
There are several routes in there, some mixed lines on the north facing wall and very obvious trad lines on the south facing wall.  If you go farther south toward the NH/ME border there is a small but high quality cliff right off the AT right around a mile into Maine from the border. In NH you have the obvious North Bald Cap. I always wondered if Gentian Swamp Walls would yield any good rock routes in the summer or fall. Above the upper pond there are some small compact cliffs guarded by krummholtz.......who knows?

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Re: Coldest places to climb in NE
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2013, 09:16:28 AM »
mahoosuc notch, climb perfect rock in the sun then get down in the talus to where ice still lives.....

I did the AT before I was a climber, I've often wondered since if Mahoosuc had climbing and what it was like. Any ice in the winter?

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Re: Coldest places to climb in NE
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2013, 09:23:15 AM »
Not the coldest, but maybe the best - The Rumney swimming hole. Thanks in large part to our Canadian friends I think you would have to go to a world famous dance troupe to find as many perfectly formed female rear ends in one spot as were there this weekend. The water was great too. It made all the slimy hot routes running with water worth it.
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Re: Coldest places to climb in NE
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2013, 10:49:49 AM »
Not the coldest, but maybe the best - The Rumney swimming hole. Thanks in large part to our Canadian friends I think you would have to go to a world famous dance troupe to find as many perfectly formed female rear ends in one spot as were there this weekend. The water was great too. It made all the slimy hot routes running with water worth it.


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Re: Coldest places to climb in NE
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2013, 03:42:59 PM »
Saco Crag late in the day. Quick rte, quick dip, repeat.

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Re: Coldest places to climb in NE
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2013, 04:54:08 PM »
Another option is to find yourself a good quarry, although a good quarry is hard to find.  Here is the granite classic "Double Barrel," V4 in the Berkshires that climbs two drill holes that you undercling in the overhang and then grab above on the face.   "Death Arete" V2 is to the left, although I'm the only knucklehead to do it for "FA glory" since if you fall off left you are talus food.

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