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Partner Exchange / looking for morning rock partners in the valley
« Last post by CarpeLiam on April 17, 2017, 08:14:02 PM »
Hey all,
I have most mornings off these days until about noon. I'd like to line up some regular partners to climb just about anything in the mount washington valley. Please get in touch if you're interested.

Beginners Area / Re: Getting started climbing outdoors: Quincy Quarries
« Last post by David_G48 on April 16, 2017, 03:45:39 PM »
You need 1 dynamic rope somewhere between 10.2-9.5 in diameter, 2 locking carabiners and either a long piece of webbing or static rope no more than 50' max which will give you 2 points to tie to the many existing anchor points already in place for most of the climbs. This is in addition to your harness, belay device and locking carabiner along with climbing shoes. Double check the anchors at the top as some are old. If you are going to do a lot of top roping you might want to consider steel carabiners as they last forever and keep your rope cleaner.
Beginners Area / Getting started climbing outdoors: Quincy Quarries
« Last post by strangrdangr on April 16, 2017, 01:21:39 PM »
Hi all,
I'm new to the forum and am relatively new to climbing as well (have been climbing in a gym for about a year) and am looking to start moving outdoors. I live in the Boston area and as such Quincy Quarries seems like the natural first step for outdoor top roping.  I'm familiar with anchor building but don't have any of my own equipment yet, and was wondering what type of protection is necessary for anchor building at QQ so I can purchase the right things.
Thanks for the help!
Gear Exchange / Petzl Aztars 2 sets
« Last post by hobbsj on April 16, 2017, 08:10:36 AM »
I have two sets of Petzl Aztars. One set is upgraded with clipper leashes and the other has the stock leashes that came originally. I also have some extra picks to throw in too. These are very lightly used. One set was for maybe two seasons and the other was used maybe 10 times. I just sat on them for extras for friends but I don't have any. So my loneliness is your gain for these semi-retro bad boys. Make reasonable offers. I'm in Bangor but make regular trips to Camden, Portland and Bar Harbor and occasionally North Conway. The file with the pic won't load because it is too big-- probably due to trying to capture all the awesomeness. If interested l will pm the pic
General Climbing / Re: Climbing in the Czech Republic
« Last post by the_other_andy on April 15, 2017, 07:43:43 PM » has a great areas/routes section for just about anywhere.
General Climbing / Re: The Mountain Guide Manual
« Last post by Coreshot on April 15, 2017, 08:12:24 AM »
Chapter 2: Choosing a Beanie
General Climbing / Re: The Mountain Guide Manual
« Last post by HangingChad on April 14, 2017, 02:48:01 PM »
Does he cover stick-clipping best practices?
Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Quark & Ergo replacement picks
« Last post by Admin Al on April 14, 2017, 07:30:16 AM »
Which Ergo's are you talking about Al? The super aggressive roof tool, or the ole quark ergo's?

the original Quarks and Ergo's...
General Climbing / Re: The Mountain Guide Manual
« Last post by Coreshot on April 13, 2017, 06:10:57 PM »
This is a cool idea.  I'm only a weekend warrior, but this one is getting picked up for sure.
General Climbing / The Mountain Guide Manual
« Last post by SidleK on April 13, 2017, 01:40:59 PM »
Whether you're a guide or not, this will be the best $30 you will ever spend. Support Marc cause he busted his ass to write what is going to be the best climbing resource around.
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