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Trip Reports / Re: 30 pitches in a day
« Last post by MT on November 28, 2016, 05:55:35 AM »
Normally i wouldn't put hideous and fun in the same sentence to describe something...

Seems to be something that happens a lot when you climb on Cannon enough  ;D
Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Sportiva Boot input
« Last post by Greenezo on November 26, 2016, 10:14:24 PM »
If you have warm feet I'd also agree that the Ice Cubes are probably going to serve you well.  I've found them to be pretty dang close in warmth to the nepals, but lighter and more nimble.  They also run narrower. 
Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Re: Trump
« Last post by kenreville on November 26, 2016, 09:28:28 PM »
Agree Al. Time to see what Trump's got. Good or bad, it won't change that much.
General Climbing / Re: Bad anchors at Crow Hill, Mass
« Last post by Davewalks on November 26, 2016, 08:39:34 PM »
That wiggling bolt on Boardwalk....or is it Sidewinder...

I have participated in and volunteers as a guide for trips to CH, often with the AMC, for a few years now. And--yes--there are a few anchors there that are concerning. Sometimes the concern is to do with the anchors themselves and sometimes it is with their use. Those with much more experience with the area than I always cite the regulations and dealing with the state and the CH ethic as the reason for not simply improving the anchors.

That said, one of the bolts on the slab does wiggle. Every time. That doesn't concern me too much because of the overall strength characteristics of those bolts, assuming--of course--that they are otherwise placed well...

There are two other anchors--the two bolt anchors on Buttress/FOH and Thinline--that appear to be placed in blocks fused in near the top of the exposed ledge, so that they will likely erode/come out on someone, someday...

And sometimes people do just hang on these anchors all day long. I have never seen an issue, but I have paused many times. Not trying to be overly snarky, just thinking about these anchors...

Stay safe out there!
Gear Exchange / State of the Art Boots and Crampons $100
« Last post by DGoguen on November 26, 2016, 05:40:34 PM »
State of the Art In the Mid 1990's  ;D
Selling for a friend.
Asolo FS 101 size 10 in great shape and museum quality foot fangs
Super gaiters round out the deal
Great warm beginner setup.
PM me or text nine 7 8 8 nine 5 08 six 9
Conway pick up.
Partner Exchange / NH Ice 11/27
« Last post by grubbers on November 26, 2016, 03:41:30 PM »
Anyone want to take a walk and see what the ice is like somewhere in the Presidentials tomorrow? Would probably prefer to check out something other than Pinnacle as I'd imagine that a bunch of other people will be trying to climb it as well.
Events & Announcements / Re: petition against Sparkling Cascade hut
« Last post by b3f3t3 on November 26, 2016, 09:45:21 AM »
So, what's happening with the sparkling cascade hut debate? I searched around and didn't see any recent info.
Events & Announcements / Re: 2017 Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest!
« Last post by MWV_IceFest on November 25, 2016, 10:36:51 AM »
Wait!  There's more to be thankful for!  There's ice in Tuck's and Scarpa has just joined the Ice Fest family!

Check it out at!

Conditions / Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Last post by mattyb on November 25, 2016, 08:41:58 AM »
Conditions we found in Tux 11.23.16

Conditions / Re: Kancamagus Highway area to the top of the pass
« Last post by Admin Al on November 24, 2016, 11:19:23 AM »
As I understand it, this was discussed at the MRS meeting several daze ago. the Boulder Loop Trail is closed until further notice. The thought is that the bolts on Sundown are OK, but it's not clear as to the state of any slings or fixed anchors at the top of the cliff. I would personally consider them suspect until they are inspected. Certainly any slings should be replaced.
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