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Partner Exchange / Is anyone climbing anything at this time of year?!
« Last post by NP227 on November 08, 2017, 06:51:50 PM »
Iím stopping by in the area around North Conway end of next week and currently just planning to entertain myself. But the rock looks so beautiful so if anyone fancies a partner on some low grade fun trad then let me know!
But maybe too cold and I may be exposing my ignorance of the area here! Looks like almost in to ice/mixed time? But that kitís probably too much for the plane!
Done quite a bit of leading/ following easy trad in the uk and a bit in the sierras.
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Partner Exchange / Re: Ice Climbing 2017-18 - Full-time Partners (NH)?
« Last post by TheVanguard on November 08, 2017, 01:49:20 PM »
My situation is fairly unusual - I've bouldered twice and climbed ice once. Otherwise, no climbing experience. My plan this winter is to top-rope heavily (minimum 150 pitches, a la Gadd) for the first half of the season, as well as follow some WI2 slabs and gullies. Then, in the second half of the season, I'd like to start following WI3/WI4 and (hopefully) start leading what I think is safe and reasonable. First season really climbing, so it's all about safety and systems, rather than ticking boxes. At least for the first season!  ;D

Also, mainly looking to climb on the weekdays. I'll get out at every opportunity on the weekends, but am currently tied up on Saturdays and Sundays. Feel free to PM for personal details, so we can keep in touch. I'll be out there.
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Events & Announcements / Matt Shove is back for Ice Fest 2018
« Last post by MWV_IceFest on November 08, 2017, 09:10:08 AM »
Check out our good friend and awesome Guest Guide on the blog today!

http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2017/11/08/matt-shove/
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Missing hiker on Mt. Adams found dead
« Last post by Admin Al on November 06, 2017, 04:55:25 PM »
A new book about this episode that is quite book. I will be reviewing it as soon as I finish it, in a few weeks.

https://www.amazon.com/Where-Youll-Find-Decisions-Matrosova/dp/0996218157
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Events & Announcements / Ice Fest Beneficiary - Access Fund
« Last post by MWV_IceFest on November 06, 2017, 09:25:10 AM »
Every year at Ice Fest, we hold a silent auction to raise money for a non-profit that works hard to support the New England climbing community. This year, we are excited to be working with the Access Fund as our official beneficiary. Proud to be supporting an organization that does so much for us! Big shout out to Mike Morin and co. for all that they do! Read more at http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/.
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Partner Exchange / Re: Ice Climbing 2017-18 - Full-time Partners (NH)?
« Last post by Mmccullough on November 04, 2017, 10:01:23 PM »
I am fairly new to rock climbing, within the last two years. Have done a good amount of top roping, some repelling, and some leading. No multi pitch. Last winter I also got into some ice climbing, not anything to big but 20 foot waterfalls just scrambling up. I am looking for a partner to practice and learn with for this winter. Will have time almost every weekend this winter. I have climbing boots, crampons, picks, and a 60m dry rope. I'm not sure if you are planning to top rope in ice or lead it, I have never used ice protection, but am more than willing to learn to push myself further.
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Ice tool selection
« Last post by Mike_R on November 04, 2017, 10:49:46 AM »
FYI Cassin X-All Mountains are on sale at the Mountaineer in Keene Valley currently. $175
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A shout out to our friends at the Mount Washington Avalanche Center! These guys and gals work hard to keep us safe. In addition, the Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop is happening next weekend, November 11. It's a great chance to get your head into all things winter, snow and ice! 📷: Joe Klementovich
http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2017/11/03/eastern-snow-avalanche-workshop-next-weekend/
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General Climbing / Re: RIP Fred Beckey
« Last post by M_Sprague on November 03, 2017, 08:49:01 PM »
Struck down in his prime, poor guy  :P
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