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Title: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: M_Sprague on December 20, 2011, 03:58:41 pm
If you have been to Rumney or any of the other nearby areas of the Southern Whites  like Newfound Lake lately and can give us an update on conditions, post up.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: slevasse on December 21, 2011, 07:07:44 am
As of Saturday, there was no ice at Rumney.  We only saw running water and some small icicles.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: mechanicalchris on December 21, 2011, 03:41:43 pm
Good to know, thanks. We were just talking about Rumeny.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: tradmanclimbz on December 21, 2011, 04:34:33 pm
Ditto for holts on Sat.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: JChepes on December 26, 2011, 07:09:57 pm
Went riding at waterville today.  Not too bad.  First turns of season, finally.
Checked out newfound also.  Just a few drive bys.  Bloodline and duofold look
good and are filling in nicely.  Ready to go but with these lame temps who knows
how long?
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: tim03303 on December 30, 2011, 08:27:08 pm
Climbed Doufold this afternoon.  The right side was solid, top pillar was a little thin.  The left side curtains are not filled in.  I placed a v-thread about halfway up after a brief TR session.  Bloodline was very wet, especially at the bottom but the route was being climbed.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: PG on January 02, 2012, 02:42:42 pm
Sat 12/31. Drove by Rumney early AM and was surprised at the ice. Looks like it may be climbable by next weekend if all goes well. Frankie Lee was top to bottom as well as Center Fold. It just needs time to build. Stuff to the right of Center Fold was also coming along.
I made a trip up to Fletchers Cascade and was also suprised at the conditions. We did three pitches on the main flow and then did laps on the bottom to the right. The ice was fat and plastic. Had the whole place to ourselves. The walk in was something else, should of had the micro spikes. Sure good to just get out and swing them again.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: tradmanclimbz on January 02, 2012, 05:51:15 pm
Where is fletchers cascade? how hard?
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: slevasse on January 02, 2012, 07:26:54 pm
Fletcher's cascade is in Waterville.  Parking is at the Drakes Brooks Trail head.  The climbing has one real major obstacle that goes at 2+, otherwise very similar to Flume Cascade, at least I think so.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: PG on January 02, 2012, 09:04:40 pm
Actually, the flow to the right of the main flow is around 20 ft long at 80 to 90 degrees. If you follow the main flow up for a couple pitches on the right there's another flow through the woods and it's about 30 ft tall and according to Jack Dorsey's post last winter it was looking like a grade of 4. It depends, early season ice is usually a bit steeper than the actual established grade suggests. Sometimes a full grade.  Lets not go there and let it go at WI something in a beautiful place with no crowds. Enjoy !
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: spillway18 on January 03, 2012, 11:38:04 am
I was out at Rumney yesterday (1/2) for some climbing at Main Cliff. It was warm and sunny with mostly dry rock and no ice. While we were climbing there was a ton of icefall echoing across the hillside from Orange Crush, Main Cliff Right, and what sounded like the Venus area. Based on the sound, some of the falls were quite large. Careful up there!
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: kobrien87 on January 30, 2012, 08:56:15 pm
Any current updates on Rumney?
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: JChepes on January 31, 2012, 08:30:55 pm
At Rumney today, 1/31.  Cave route quite detached with lots of running water but still quite thick.
Selsun Blue was rushing water also but was being led.  Geo factor and fang looked good from road?
Apocalypse wall looked okay from road and Centerfold looked thin.  Parking lot, all right.
Sobering statistic:  75% of days since Nov 1st have been above average temps.
60's in Beantown Wednesday.
 
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: JChepes on March 11, 2012, 09:39:38 pm
Must be getting close to the end of the season. Had Newfound to ourselves last sunday and Kinsman today.  Nobody and was quite fun actually early in the a.m.  Left for some spring turns at Loon in the p.m.  Hope everyone made the best out of this winter and here's to next season. 
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: obie2002 on March 22, 2012, 10:24:59 am
Any idea what the rock climbing conditions at rumney look like currently? And does anyone know if the campground across the road is open yet?
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: Climber57r on March 22, 2012, 05:05:53 pm
Climbing is dry (over night showers possible). Mountain Pines is open, the water may not be on though. However the Main Cliff is closed already do to the Peregrine's. Enjoy
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: JChepes on March 22, 2012, 07:53:22 pm
Gate to stonehouse is still closed.  Road was quite flooded.  All routes were nice and dry.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: JoeC on January 12, 2013, 01:41:15 pm
Anyone been up to rumney?  Hows the rock looking?
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: JChepes on January 24, 2013, 07:58:41 am
Wandered up Fletcher's Cascade yesterday.  Conditions were fun.  Steeper stuff available further up the left hand flow on the right.  Good place for a stroll in the woods with some ice thrown in for good measure.
 
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: JChepes on January 26, 2013, 08:47:54 am
Newfound was good on Friday.  No one there :) Duofold and Bloodline both fun.  Topouts fine.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: M_Sprague on March 18, 2013, 09:29:48 am
It was nice bare foot climbing weather for part of the day at the Main Cliff of Rumney yesterday. It started out at 14 but quickly warmed up when the sun was out.  There was almost no slow. It looks like the peregrines are moving in. They were hanging out on the upper ledges and making a fuss.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: mtbdude91 on March 22, 2013, 03:59:52 pm
Anybody been up to Rumney(or Cathedral/Whitehorse) in the last few days? I'm wondering if it's worth making a trek north and hoping for some dry rock. Probably head up tomorrow or Sunday. Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: Admin Al on March 22, 2013, 04:10:50 pm
35 degrees and sunny most of the day today... I'd be surprised if there wasn't something dry to climb!
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: Climber57r on March 24, 2013, 04:03:09 pm
Rumney was surprisingly dry besides the usual. Got in a good outing at Main...couple new projects. Peregrine's are active. So Main Cliff will be closed soon. Get it while you can. Enjoy.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: sneoh on March 24, 2013, 05:25:15 pm
Arrrggghhh.  I had the kid this morning then I had to work a few hours this afternoon.  It really killed me to stare out the window at clear blue skies! 
I am glad people got out to enjoy themselves though.  Maybe I should play hookey on Thursday.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: sneoh on March 28, 2013, 10:18:51 pm
There is a post at MP.com that states Peregrine Closure is now in effect for the Main Cliff.
Good luck to the birds.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: eyebolter on March 29, 2013, 08:14:02 am
There is a post at MP.com that states Peregrine Closure is now in effect for the Main Cliff.
Good luck to the birds.

Portions of Farley are also now closed for peregrines.  The Zen Garden and the Four Tiers are open, but in between is closed (Courtroom, Main Slab, Pinnacle, Yellow Wall, K2 area, and the Balcony).
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: M_Sprague on March 29, 2013, 09:11:04 am
I reposted you alert on MP, Ward.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: eyebolter on March 29, 2013, 04:56:37 pm
 ;D
I reposted you alert on MP, Ward.

Thanks Mark.  You might also want to note that I went out bouldering Wednesday and found a deer tick on Ella (not imbedded thankfully) when we got home.

I hate ticks. 
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: sneoh on March 29, 2013, 04:59:37 pm
Ouch.  Poor thing.  Keep a keen eye on her; I know two people who needed to be treated for Lyme even though "their" ticks were not embedded.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: JChepes on March 31, 2013, 07:51:30 am
Kinsman was still hanging in there yesterday.  Left side of main area pretty good.  Beast did not look that well but flow to the left still good. 
Headed to Rumney in the afternoon and conditions were great. 
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: Hellmans on April 02, 2013, 12:13:59 pm
I'm looking for some rock trad climbing next week-end (6-7 april) and I would like advices on the best bets to start the season... anything dry ready to go ?

should I go more south or Rumney should be fine ? Where is the best southfacing wall ?

If you know something dry where I can slowly work my way from 5.5 to 5.10, please give routes names and locations.

If you think I would be better to go Ice climbing, let me know and I guess I'll change my plans  >:(
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: Climber57r on April 02, 2013, 12:59:45 pm
Rumney has been pretty dry lately. Upper Vader wall, Jimmy Cliff (Left Side), and Crow's nest are a great outing for routes 5.5 and up. Clip a dee doo dah is a great 2 pitch bolted slab for 5.3. Also PWay dried up quick on the walls.
The Dome has some great moderate trad lines and the lower left wall (Below The Dome) has some great cracks as well. 5.6 - 5.8 and they are south facing/ dry. Parking at the Horse Farm though.
I can not vouch for anything up north..last I heard was spotty and seeping on the moderates. Enjoy.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: Hellmans on April 02, 2013, 07:10:11 pm
thank you soo much, this is exactly what I was looking for ! Any more suggestions are welcome...

Thank's !! :)
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: tradmanclimbz on April 07, 2013, 09:37:51 pm
Moosalake is great. you can still ski all the way to the parking lot @ the carrige road as of today.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: Hellmans on April 08, 2013, 10:04:53 pm
Conditions in Rumney last week-end were amazing. Mostly dry with a few wet spot but definitely better than what I was expecting...

2 days of pure pleasure...

April 6th 2013, Rumney, NH

Parking lot wall
Easily amused 5.7
Easily aroused 5.9

Upper Vador wall
Frosted flakes 5.7

Crow’s nest
Clambake 5.9+
Calypso 5.10c
Peewee’ big adventure 5.4 Trad
Seabreeze 5.9
The Trad’s nest 5.9

April 7th 2013 Rumney, NH

The meadows
Mom’s Pancake 5.6
False Modesty 5.7
Easy terms 5.8
Beginners Route 5.5 Trad
Holderness Arete 5.10b
Holderness school corner 5.8
Rhinobucket 5.10a

Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: sneoh on May 02, 2013, 07:23:23 am
Are the flies out yet?
Is there still seepage from the top at Orange Crush?  Which routes are still wet?
Thanks!

Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: danf on May 02, 2013, 09:55:58 pm
I haven't been to Rumney in a couple of weeks, but I do know the flies are out in the Ossipee area.  Started showing up here last weekend and started biting a day or two ago.  Definitely were bothersome this morning on the job site in Dover.  If they aren't out at Rumney now, they soon will be I'm sure!
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: Admin Al on May 02, 2013, 11:23:33 pm
YUCK....

not biting up here in the Whites yet, but I'm sure we're not far off...
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: sneoh on May 04, 2013, 09:42:22 pm
A few blackflies at Rumney today and they are biting! :(
Expect nuisance for the next three weeks or so.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: sneoh on August 24, 2013, 08:40:40 pm
Ward is right; conditions were really good for August at Farley today (2nd and 3rd Tier).
Quit bitching and get out tomorrow, folks. I might head back to F or head North.....
   
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: Pete Jackson on September 19, 2013, 11:40:55 am
The recent cold evening temps have put the late summer hatch of bugs into the dirt. Additionally, the rock has dried out from the last week's rain in most places.

Rumney conditions are excellent (I'm sure that goes for everywhere). Get it while it's good!
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: Admin Al on September 19, 2013, 03:22:25 pm
this week has been darn close to perfection...
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: Pete Jackson on December 25, 2013, 02:44:26 pm
I got out on a little dry-ish rock yesterday at Main Cliff. The climbable ice that had formed last week was still taking a beating: most of it has come down. The Main Cliff Right trail is a shooting gallery of ice boulders. Be careful. One guy came out to look around for ice to climb. He didn't stay long.

Today temps have dropped considerably. Looks like favorable conditions for rebuilding late this week and early next. I wouldn't come out to climb Rumney ice just yet, but it'll be back in soon. It's very very wet out here.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: markvnh on December 28, 2013, 05:06:45 pm
Climbed at Kinsman today. Most everything in the amphitheater is in very good shape. With that said while Pot-O-Gold is touching down it really needs a bit more build up to not get hacked up and ruined for the year. It has been climbed - and would assume TR as gear would have been pretty poor. Didn't walk over but assume The Beast is probably similar to P-O-G.

And lotsa people out as could be expected.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: markvnh on January 01, 2014, 04:42:42 pm
Climbed at Rumney today. I wouldn't exactly say "it's in." The surprising thing was that at -3 at 9:30 and the sun out and no wind it wasnt too bad. With that said a bit of conditions info:

Selsun Blue - plenty of ice top to bottom but was candled low and white and airy at the top. Water dripping!

Cave Route - in kinda funky shape but climbed well and took decent gear.

Franky Lee - some guys dropped a rope on it and I took a lap. In very good condition.

Centerfold - ice top to bottom but thin in spots and basically melting out from behind. Backed off.

Shaelyns Way - had enough ice to climb though you'd most certainly want double ropes if you want to protect with short screws and clip some bolts.

Meadows - all the TR folks were bumming as there's really not much in or at least as usual.

None of the hard stuff up high looked in. Parallel Gully wasn't in.

The cold will help. And no sun!

Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: markvnh on January 06, 2014, 09:34:56 am
Newfound Lake - everything in Saturday. Ice was very funky - top layer of ice crust, snow and then real ice. Brutally cold!

Rumney - just "add more ice" to my January 1 report. Glenn Cilley with a very nice lead of Shaelyn's Way.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: markvnh on January 12, 2014, 05:48:12 pm
Everyting at Kinsman survived the rain. And everyting is big, fat and a waterfall. More water running than I can remember in March at seasons end. There were 14 cars parked when I left so you can imagine how crowded it was on the climbs. Ropes everywhere.

Would imagine that Rumney, facing south took a big hit. If not now it will in the next few days with warm temps and sun.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: tradmanclimbz on January 12, 2014, 05:58:30 pm
almost everythig @ holts completly gone....
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: kobrien87 on January 28, 2014, 06:01:34 pm
Does anyone have any recent updates for rumney or newfound lake?  Looking for some southern NH ice tomorrow.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: darwined on January 28, 2014, 07:29:37 pm
Newfound was fat last Thursday morning.  I don't imagine much has changed.  Bring a kidney belt for West Shore Road.  The frost heaves are IMPRESSIVE!  Maybe someone else can better explain the parking situation over there.  To me, it looks like a bit of a slog from the state park.  Beautiful venue anyhow.  Have Fun
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: markvnh on January 29, 2014, 09:06:41 am
Derek,

If coming from the south there's usually a small plowed pull out about a half mile before on the right. Usually enough for two cars but make sure you're not over the road line if it's visible.

As for the state park - it works and what I've done is drop partner and gear at the climb, go back and park and then hitchhike back. Usually you'll get picked up in a few minutes.

With that though I have seen folks in driveways or outside and asked to park if it's not a problem - and never remember anyone saying no.

Mark
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: Pete Jackson on March 16, 2014, 06:03:26 pm
Rock season! Went to Rumney today and we found dry rock. Snowshoes required higher on the hill. Got the screaming barfies, that's a first for me on rock.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: Admin Al on March 16, 2014, 08:57:42 pm
Quote from: Pete Jackson link=topic=6622.msg65508#msg65508
Got the screaming barfies, that's a first for me on rock.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: markvnh on April 06, 2014, 05:52:00 pm
Climbed at Rumney today. Parking lot full and small because of snow piles - probably 40 cars. People waiting for my spot when I left. Rangers were "ticketing" if you didn't happen to pay.

I was up at Jimmy Cliff. Most stuff dry. Worse part is there's still lots of snow so there's a bit of post holing on the hike in and out.

Ice in spots falling because of the sun so be careful and aware of what's above you.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: M_Sprague on April 06, 2014, 09:30:12 pm
More rockfall off of Rock du Jour on the Main Cliff area. The place is a deathtrap! Nobody was hurt, luckily, but it could have been bad. From the Armed and Dangerous area I saw a suitcase size piece go bouncing and sailing through the woods. Be careful out there folks. With all the snow and super cold we had this winter and now the sudden warming, there is going to be a lot of loose stuff. I read somewhere where somebody was asking about heading up Mobey Grape this week and  I was thinking "What, are they nuts?"
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: sneoh on April 06, 2014, 10:20:45 pm
Let's close the Main Cliff, Falcons or not!
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: markvnh on April 07, 2014, 09:48:59 am
While I usually dislike generalizations I think sport climbers for the most part don't think of Rumney as being an "active rockfall" area despite the rockfall near the Main Cliff the last few years and Dolt / Jolt last year.

I know from my perspective once I get near the base of any cliff at Rumney the helmet goes on!

Thankfully no one was hurt by Sunday's events.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: WharfRat on April 07, 2014, 01:25:30 pm
It is kinda a scary thought what with that certain camp organized by a certain Massachusetts rock gym that not only has kids caring for kids but does not require the use of helmets.

Scary just thinking about it. Even more scary to watch. With all this rock fall just plain irresponsible!
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: strandman on April 07, 2014, 04:33:17 pm
Clearly Rumney is falling becasue of all the bolts  weight....and glue.

i would say that if you have to wear a helmet at a sport area..then it's not really a sport area... :-[
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: Further on December 16, 2014, 12:48:31 pm
Photos of Kinsman on 12/15/14

http://postimg.org/image/c2m9ze4gh/

http://postimg.org/image/sewbp4is1/

http://postimg.org/image/xsv3wo8i9/

http://postimg.org/image/wcjlej5ld/
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: tradmanclimbz on December 16, 2014, 07:16:39 pm
Rumny was bone dry yesterday
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: markvnh on December 27, 2014, 03:57:05 pm
...climbing today at Rumney was great. Rock climbing that is. Kinda bummed but oh well. There's certainly plenty of water running in the normal places.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: tradmanclimbz on December 27, 2014, 05:04:13 pm
Tried to skin up Moosalake carrige road today. It looked ok @ the trailhead. about 1/2 mile in just when I was finding a rythem and feeling like I might get a good ski in the snow fizzeled out completly. I hiked a bit but no love so bailed and got 1/2mile of actual semi downhill sking back to the car.  :P
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: lukeweiss on January 02, 2015, 08:14:58 pm
Spent the day at kinsman. Good stuff coming in in the main area, climbed around leprechaun and shamrock. Pot o gold is in but still small, hanging by a moment thin. Overall a shadow of what it was last year, but still gin climbing.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: markvnh on January 03, 2015, 09:14:40 pm
Climbed at Kinsman yesterday. Ice pretty good. Folks should stay off pot-o-gold to let it bulld. Highlight of day was watching Matt Ritter doing a new route that he suspects goes at M9. I'm sure at some point we will know more.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: lukeweiss on January 04, 2015, 10:13:35 am
That was a treat! Didn't know the etiquette on mentioning it, but since you did, I will add that watching Matt was an education, brilliant climber. 
I suppose we met yesterday then! I was one of the two with Alex practicing multi-pitch skills.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: markvnh on January 04, 2015, 02:49:56 pm
LW,

Too funny that you were there. Honestly I was hesitant to mention at first but felt it's was such an incredible piece of climbing I had to at least give it the little bit of info I've passed along.

I'm sure Matt at some point will provide more details - somewhere. With that even more so he was a really nice guy to talk to and quite humble in what he had just done. I was mighty impressed!

Hopefully with my brief mention I haven't broken any etiquette rules!

Have a great ice season.

Mark
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: lukeweiss on January 04, 2015, 03:10:29 pm
You too! Did you guys climb the pillar to the R of the (I think) leprachaun slab? Good fun.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: markvnh on January 04, 2015, 04:39:17 pm
Not this time but have in the past!
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: Pete Jackson on May 29, 2015, 02:31:03 pm
Brush fires have been a problem in the Rumney area for the past couple weeks. Even with the recent couple days of rain, the ground is still very dry. There was a fire ban until a couple days ago, but even though it's been lifted: please be careful with your campfires!
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: JBro on May 29, 2015, 03:41:27 pm
I'm just south of Concord and we're posted "high" and I believe no fire permits right now. (I think it has to be medium or lower in town to get a permit.)
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: Nemesis on January 14, 2016, 12:43:21 pm
Newfound is good to go
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: markvnh on January 30, 2016, 03:38:11 pm
PSA - it's VICEFest weekend at Kinsman. Tufts University. Fortunately we got a very early start and got five routes in without much waiting at all. By the time we left just about everything had multiple top ropes set up. With that said everybody was having a good time!
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: rbirk on January 31, 2016, 07:54:07 am
PSA - it's VICEFest weekend at Kinsman. Tufts University. Fortunately we got a very early start and got five routes in without much waiting at all. By the time we left just about everything had multiple top ropes set up. With that said everybody was having a good time!

I was at kinsman yesterday. It was a zoo!! But a friendly fun zoo. Ice was much thinner than normal but enough to climb on.
Title: Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
Post by: markvnh on January 31, 2016, 08:24:55 am
While the ice is thinner than normal it's actually fattened up quite a bit the last week or so! A week ago Thursday there was allot less!

Maybe we should wear stick on name tags like we're at a conference!

I was climbing at 7:30 ish and having a beer at the van at 12:30. Glad to have started early. Hope you had a good day RBirk!