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Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2016, 09:25:11 PM »
Shimberg bolted a rap route off to the side of Moby maybe 15 years ago, but a bunch of the locals gave him shit and he removed it soon after.

I thought he WAS a local?
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Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2016, 10:51:14 PM »
Franconia/Littleton/Easton guys gave Jim crap about the bolts?  (He made the long drive all the way up to the Notch from way down there in Campton.)

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Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2016, 11:16:32 PM »
Shimberg bolted a rap route off to the side of Moby maybe 15 years ago, but a bunch of the locals gave him shit and he removed it soon after.

I thought he WAS a local?

Ok, the older locals. Or maybe better said as the Cannon regulars, because some didn't necessarily live super close by.

Unless my memory is failing me that's what happened.
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Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2016, 11:35:21 PM »
And Al - you're a local at Cathedral. Go put some convenience bolts somewhere on Cathedral and see how long they last.  :)
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Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2016, 07:12:18 AM »
About 15 years ago, my son and I did the 1st 4 pitches of the DD, rapped off and did all of Moby Grapes, then drove over to Cathedral and climbed Recompence. A long day.

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Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2016, 07:32:58 AM »
Two years ago my buddy and I linked up Whitney-Gilman, Pinnacle, Standard Route on WH (with the 5.7 variation to keep the grade consistent), then Funhouse to Upper Refuse.  According to MP stats, it's 26 pitches and 2,950' of climbing.  We linked pitches and simul-climbed a lot of it.  Did we use the Auto Road?  Oh, hell yes.

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Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2016, 09:22:20 AM »
And Al - you're a local at Cathedral. Go put some convenience bolts somewhere on Cathedral and see how long they last.  :)

AH...locals......no comment

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Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2016, 04:07:51 PM »
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And Al - you're a local at Cathedral. Go put some convenience bolts somewhere on Cathedral and see how long they last.  :)

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Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2016, 05:58:36 PM »
Shim can be shifty MoFo,,that's for sure 8)

Glad i never got the "honor" of being a local

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Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2016, 06:03:22 PM »
Shim can be shifty MoFo,,that's for sure 8)

Glad i never got the "honor" of being a local

I only aspire to being a local at the best brewpubs. Some day I will fly.

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Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2016, 05:17:31 PM »
A little perspective on the moby rap line: This happened back in the days when there were conga-lines of aspiring Cannon climbers on the route every half decent weekend day from mid-May till the end of October. Whatever his reasons were, I believe Jim thought he was doing a service when he put that line in. A few people thought it was just a convenience and pretty much degraded from whatever experience of commitment etc the route possessed.
I wasn't there, but i'm pretty sure Jim wasn't "given shit" in the normal sense of that phrase.  A more accurate description would be; he was presented with an alternative point of view by one.... um senior fellow. To his credit, he understood, and voluntarily removed the line without any griping.

And, I'm pretty sure no disparaging remarks abut Rumney were made.

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Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2016, 05:37:34 PM »
Well, shit..that's no kinda fun :o

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Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2016, 08:36:57 PM »
"Senior fellow"  C'mon, man, spill the beans!  Who dat?

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Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2016, 10:23:42 PM »
That thing is still a conga line... I am certain a bunch of fixed anchors would make it even worse......

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Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2016, 01:33:05 PM »
My buddy and I did 4 routes on Cannon earlier this summer. 

I think the key to doing it is to be the first party on Moby or Whitney G which is getting increasingly hard these days with so many people climbing on Cannon.  Here's what we did:

1) Start on Moby ~ 5:30a
2) Top out on Moby and descend, using the cutoff trail, which took a while to find back to the base of the cliff
3) VMC DD (first 4 only) and rappel
4) Vertigo and rappel
5) Whitney G and descend back to the car ~9p

We weren't going extremely fast either, just trying to cover a lot of ground in a day in prep for our trip to the Diamond.  More is certainly possible.  Look to go back next year and improve by probably taking VMC to the top.

We used double ropes and a pretty light rack.