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Title: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: slink on July 20, 2012, 06:46:28 am

 I have heard rumors of this but it is looking real.
http://www.rockandice.com/news/2098-new-gym-to-be-built-in-concord-new-hampshire
Title: Re: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: old_school on July 20, 2012, 07:31:03 am
Crap....still too far away. I need to build one myself.  :-\
Title: Re: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: slink on July 20, 2012, 08:48:23 am
Grammy there is not much route scrubbing in the winter so now you have a winter project. Hope the shoulder is better.
 Jim
Title: Re: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: sneoh on July 20, 2012, 09:54:51 am
I wish Hilary and her enterprise the best of luck.
Title: Re: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: old_school on July 20, 2012, 10:58:52 am
Grammy there is not much route scrubbing in the winter so now you have a winter project. Hope the shoulder is better.
 Jim

LOL...gave you a +1 Jim!!!   ;D
Title: Re: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: xcrag_corex on July 21, 2012, 01:12:29 am
if they really want to stand apart from other gyms they should have an indoor ice section.....you know.....for those hot summer days ;)
hahaha

Title: Re: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: Climber57r on July 27, 2012, 03:58:44 pm
I have heard from a variant of people that Concord is closer for certain locations. In the winter at the local gym in town, there are climbers traveling up to an hour + to climb. I personally drive about 30-45min to get to a nicer gym and change it up. It seems in the summer the gym gets most of the business from families, parties, rain, etc anyhow. Man I remember there being one gym..well in my area 16 yrs back...and that was 30 minutes to get to (Mill City).
Title: Re: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: sneoh on July 27, 2012, 05:41:28 pm
Mill City Rock Gym in Dracut? 
I had to reach WAY BACK in memory for that one! :)
Title: Re: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: alclimbup2 on July 28, 2012, 02:33:21 pm
Yep Mill City an oldie, anyone remember Yaggs Crag?, way laid back barn climbing with dogs, chicks and some pretty cool routes
Title: Re: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: eyebolter on July 28, 2012, 04:22:46 pm
Yagg's, just was climbing with the mighty Quinn today before the rain and we were talking about it.  The roof line of the barn was pretty cool overhanging into more overhanging for an old school gym.

Those were the days....
Title: Re: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: sneoh on July 28, 2012, 06:38:58 pm
Yagg's, just was climbing with the mighty Quinn today before the rain and we were talking about it.  The roof line of the barn was pretty cool overhanging into more overhanging for an old school gym.

Those were the days....
You've got that right, Ward.   Life's a lot more complicated now (at least for me) and where has all that youthful power and recovery gone? :(

Title: Re: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: DLottmann on July 28, 2012, 11:29:20 pm
Mill City Rock Gym in Dracut? 
I had to reach WAY BACK in memory for that one! :)

That was my start... 1994-95, used to get out of work at the EMS in Salem and head down there and climb till close... I was 16, and Mark, I think the owner, let me climb for $5 a day. They would blast Green Day and I still remember this juggy 5.8 with an overhang I loved... and the owner’s daughter would throw down and inspire me something fierce... I think it was an issue of R&I there that pointed me to Lakeview on Cannon and set me on my path to become a climbing guide...
Title: Re: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: Climber57r on July 29, 2012, 11:21:22 am
Mill City Rock Gym in Dracut? 
I had to reach WAY BACK in memory for that one! :)

That was my start... 1994-95, used to get out of work at the EMS in Salem and head down there and climb till close... I was 16, and Mark, I think the owner, let me climb for $5 a day. They would blast Green Day and I still remember this juggy 5.8 with an overhang I loved... and the owner’s daughter would throw down and inspire me something fierce... I think it was an issue of R&I there that pointed me to Lakeview on Cannon and set me on my path to become a climbing guide...

Right on...started climbing there about the same time. Must have crossed paths at some point. The 5.8 overhang I most remember was behind the entry slab and was definitely a route I was happy to achieve. Ah nothing like plywood walls and spring mattresses in the cave. Good times and great atmosphere and Mark def. did hook us up with entry fee's.
Title: Re: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: DLottmann on July 30, 2012, 11:01:16 am
Mill City Rock Gym in Dracut? 
I had to reach WAY BACK in memory for that one! :)

That was my start... 1994-95, used to get out of work at the EMS in Salem and head down there and climb till close... I was 16, and Mark, I think the owner, let me climb for $5 a day. They would blast Green Day and I still remember this juggy 5.8 with an overhang I loved... and the owner’s daughter would throw down and inspire me something fierce... I think it was an issue of R&I there that pointed me to Lakeview on Cannon and set me on my path to become a climbing guide...
The 5.8 overhang I most remember was behind the entry slab and was definitely a route I was happy to achieve.

If my memory serves there were two overhangs on the main wall. This went up the left side of the right hand overhand and had a left-heel hook move (which made it cool in my book). Funny how I can remember details from a gym climb 19 years ago yet I forget moves from routes I did last year.

If we crossed paths I was a very long haired teenager who smelled like Marlboroughs... That reminds me, Mark allowed smoking in the gym to at the time... man times have changed.
Title: Re: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: DWT on July 30, 2012, 08:41:22 pm
Mill City Rock Gym in Dracut? 
I had to reach WAY BACK in memory for that one! :)

That was my start... 1994-95, used to get out of work at the EMS in Salem and head down there and climb till close... I was 16, and Mark, I think the owner, let me climb for $5 a day. They would blast Green Day and I still remember this juggy 5.8 with an overhang I loved... and the owner’s daughter would throw down and inspire me something fierce... I think it was an issue of R&I there that pointed me to Lakeview on Cannon and set me on my path to become a climbing guide...
The 5.8 overhang I most remember was behind the entry slab and was definitely a route I was happy to achieve.

If my memory serves there were two overhangs on the main wall. This went up the left side of the right hand overhand and had a left-heel hook move (which made it cool in my book). Funny how I can remember details from a gym climb 19 years ago yet I forget moves from routes I did last year.

If we crossed paths I was a very long haired teenager who smelled like Marlboroughs... That reminds me, Mark allowed smoking in the gym to at the time... man times have changed.
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Title: Re: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: M_Sprague on August 06, 2012, 07:16:27 pm
Let's hope the new gym will get everyone as fit as this place http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NBNnXNaMl4&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NBNnXNaMl4&feature=related) Don't ask what roundabout way I found that, lol
Title: Re: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: sneoh on August 06, 2012, 10:07:07 pm
Working to "improve" your Russian, Mark?
Title: Re: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: JBro on December 23, 2012, 10:28:13 am
It's open now with the grand opening in early January. Anybody been there yet? General impression or other comments about the place? I've only ever climbed indoors at the BRG which is near work, but this new place is only a few miles from my house so I'll probably check it out.   
Title: Re: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: sneoh on December 23, 2012, 11:06:32 am
Some friends of mine went yesterday.  They liked it and had a good time, with good to very good routes.  The one 'flaw' they mentioned is nothing easier than .12a or so on the steep 'cave' wall.  And, in general, not many leads in the .11 range.  However, they also mentioned that there is still quite a bit of room for more routes in the gym.  It takes a long time and a lot of effort and holds(!) to get a gym 'fully populated'.  There often is a shortage of the right holds and bolts it seems (no matter how much the owners have purchased).
 
Title: Re: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: eyebolter on December 23, 2012, 07:24:55 pm
Quinny has been a few times and says it is the best wall in the northeast.  The weather is still too good outside for me to go there, climbed and bouldered today till dark.   Who needs snow?
Title: Re: new climbing gym in Concord NH
Post by: sneoh on December 23, 2012, 07:52:14 pm
Ward, my friends thought Evo Rock is certainly good, perhaps a little ahead of with CRG but not all routes are good.  I will have to judge for myself in the near future .... I like CRG quite a bit but I only make it there about 4 times a year. 
Drive 1 hour East and I will give you a good tour of Metrorock, nothing but the best up at the moment.  There ought to be enough to keep you busy since I will have 200~250 to choose from.  And the women?  Well, what can I say other than you won't be disappointed as well. :)