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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Re: $3-$5 for Forest passes
« Last post by Nick Grant on August 19, 2016, 10:46:47 PM »
Ed, thanks for explaining why those steps to the New Wave were in limbo for so long.  Mystery solved.  And thank you, Chris, for completing the project.  (As a side note, Ed, do you really think that "The Little People" at Hinterlands is only a 10a?
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Re: $3-$5 for Forest passes
« Last post by ed_esmond on August 19, 2016, 10:09:32 PM »
As far as Rumney goes, most of what you enjoy came from private citizens and NOT the government. That includes most of the original parking lot and the trails.

really??? looks like most of the newer stuff came via the FS.

I think some of the "newer" stuff from the USFS is actually very nice. I really like the long staircase up to the main cliff area, but think much of the newer stuff they've done sucks....

They started and never finished (even though they had a lot of free climber labor) a series of steps going up to the New Wave area.  It sat, unfinished for over a year before Chris Smith spent an afternoon fixing it. 

Their latest work by the small parking lot is embarrassing. These guys are obviously professional, so the workmanship is fine, but the results are pointless.  Apparently, there was a pile of pressure treated timbers (left over from their aborted attempt to build the New Wave steps.). These were used to make a series of steps close to the parking lot where none were actually needed.  What's the point in doing high quality, craftman-like work, fixing something that didn't need fixing?  There are a lot of other areas that actually could use their professional skills and expertise.

I know that Dave Quinn has been busy doing some other trail work further up the mountain as has Chris Smith and Mark Sprague (I'm sure others have been involved, but don't recall the exact details.)

Personally, I've stopped contributing to this sort of work as I just don't the time and energy as I previously had to spare.  I'm hoping there is a "new generation" of Rumney "locals"  who will take up the burden and carry it into the future.  It's time to give Smitty, Dave, et al a deserved rest....

Also, I do find it a bit ironic to hear people who I've never seen actually do any trail work complain or take credit for what has been accomplished in the past.

ed "Yes, I pay the 'fee,' and think of it as a bribe to keep them from bothering me..." e



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Partner Exchange / Farley or Rose 8/25 or 8/26
« Last post by mtbdude91 on August 19, 2016, 09:10:11 PM »
Hey all,
I'll be down in the Keene and  western mass area on the 25th or 26th. I'm keen on getting a few hours or a full day in at farley or rose or something else in the area. I'm coming off an elbow injury so looking for more moderate mileage than anything else but I know the cliffs well and will belay anything. Send me a p.m if you're lonely and want to climb!

Liam
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Sounds like a fun route David! Can you include a MP link and specify what book you are referring to? Is New Durham near Longstack?
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Hidden gems, discussion
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on August 19, 2016, 08:44:17 PM »
Here come the jugs, did that years ago and it was fun! That .9 to the right is good too but awkward...
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Partner Exchange / Re: Partner(s) Needed: 19 and 20 Aug in North Conway or Cannon
« Last post by dave095790 on August 18, 2016, 08:59:56 PM »
Bump. Friday and Saturday set. Sunday opened up though ... anyone free Sunday until the weather turns shitty?
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Conditions / Smuggler's Notch Rockfall Beta Needed!
« Last post by bRadVT on August 18, 2016, 05:35:49 PM »
Hi All. I am looking to get any information whatsoever about recent rock fall or landslide events in Smuggler's Notch. ANY information is valuable. This would include witnessed events or evidence of recent slides (eg. if you are familiar with an area and you recognize that it is different on a return visit). As an example, I was climbing on the Beanstalker buttress a few weeks ago and heard two different rock fall and rock slide events. I estimated one to be from the Elephant's Head Gully area and I could not determine the other location.
Here is the type of information that I would like to receive:
Date
Time
Location (exact GPS coordinates, approximate, or estimated)
What you observed and/or heard
Approximate size
Photos would be fantastic as well
This is part of research efforts and I'd appreciate any help we can get! Please send emails directly to me at Brad.Moskowitz@jsc.edu. Thanks!
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Re: $3-$5 for Forest passes
« Last post by Admin Al on August 18, 2016, 12:17:36 PM »
As far as Rumney goes, most of what you enjoy came from private citizens and NOT the government. That includes most of the original parking lot and the trails.

really??? looks like most of the newer stuff came via the FS.
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Hidden gems, discussion
« Last post by Admin Al on August 18, 2016, 12:14:42 PM »
try Hidden In Plain View and My Man Friday at Humphreys.
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Conditions / Re: Ap Treat Slab
« Last post by Admin Al on August 18, 2016, 12:13:13 PM »
great work JoeC. thanks for your efforts.
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