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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Resolution Gully Approach?
« Last post by Admin Al on January 21, 2015, 07:17:17 AM »

With that, where is the new Secrets of the Notch?


According to Jon and Jamie it's actually in the works. Stay tuned...
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by markvnh on January 21, 2015, 07:09:48 AM »
Dan,

Sorry for you loss. Condolences to tour family.

Mark
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Resolution Gully Approach?
« Last post by markvnh on January 21, 2015, 07:08:08 AM »
JChepes,

I know right where you're talking. Just didn't know the names of the routes. My buddy has Secrets but I don't.

With that, where is the new Secrets of the Notch?

Mark
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by danf on January 20, 2015, 10:30:49 PM »
Back in Indiana for a couple of days, buried my grandfather today. :(

I picked up 3 singles at one of the box stores here, cracked the first one just now.  "80 Acre"  A hoppy wheat beer from Boulevard Brewing in Kansas City, MO.  I wondered how I would like it since I'm not big on the hoppy taste of IPA's.  It's about the max for me on "hoppy-ness", but I'll still drink it. :D  First impressions are it's not too bad.  Hopefully get into the other 2 singles tomorrow night and maybe pick up a pack before we leave town in 2 mornings.
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General Climbing / Re: TC on Pitch 15 (wicked thin)
« Last post by ed_esmond on January 20, 2015, 10:15:15 PM »
wow,

my fingers (and toes) ache just looking at this…

awesome achievement by these guys.

couple of things came to mind as i was watching:

-is there any video of Jorgenson doing that crux?  be nice to see his success after so many tries.

-seems like that pitch has quite a few bolts. (don't get me wrong: i'm not criticizing, but i know that some might think it "bat-shit crazy…") 

-although it was hard to see from the video, a lot of "bigger" holds looked more than a little "enhanced." (again, i'm sure they climbed what they found, but what i saw sure looks hammered on.)

ed e
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Resolution Gully Approach?
« Last post by JChepes on January 20, 2015, 09:30:41 PM »
Franconia?  If so a great mixed climb!  Been a while but i think you park at Cannon tram lot.  Look across for a small slide down and to the left of Eagle Cliff.  Ascend the slide until you meet a headwall, then traverse right a couple hundred feet to the climbs.  There's three of them Resolution Gully is the 3rd on the right(Secrets of the Notch). Nuts and cams, a few small screws and a 2 rope rappel is what i can remember.   
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General Climbing / Re: NEw Hampshire Featured!! Most dangerous destinations
« Last post by strandman on January 20, 2015, 06:15:46 PM »
SHIT a tour of the lower left section of Cathedral would trump MW!     You guys stay away from any "ladies" nights in NH ::)
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: please don't top rope Chia on weekends
« Last post by markvnh on January 20, 2015, 05:01:06 PM »
Just the laugh I needed at the end of the day!

"You guys want to chain ourselves across the entrance to the flume? #oldclimberslivesmatter"
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: please don't top rope Chia on weekends
« Last post by fresh on January 20, 2015, 04:31:56 PM »
You guys want to chain ourselves across the entrance to the flume? #oldclimberslivesmatter

I really don't think there's much to be done here. An ice climbing guide is a great idea. Someone's bound to write a new ice guide anyway; have you seen the demand for those things skyrocketing? Hopefully whenever it's written it will include some information about TR areas vs lead climbs, but I doubt it's gonna boil down to any more than "Talk to each other, and don't be a dick."

I don't like the recent influx to the sport all that much, there are too many ice fests and not enough icicles. But the last thing we should do is to try to standardize, codify, or even influence the decisions that two or more groups of people make when they are both trying to climb the same hunk of the Earth at the same time. Each scenario has to be considered on its own by the people involved in it, and only by the people involved in it. The means and substance of its resolution belongs to them alone.

Unfortunately, anyone can set up shop on whatever they want; first come, first serve*. The result of any community consensus on venue usage is equivalent to a bunch of hens clucking about, saying something like "well, we all agree you're being a jerk, so there." And if the offending parties are actually jerks, they probably won't care. So I suggest we do nothing to change the current state, except to remind ourselves to interact carefully and with all the tidings of friendship.

Reggie

*Except if you leave the area to sleep in the car. What a bag of dicks that guy was. Grammie, I also believe you had the right to take their ropes, they were abandoned in the wilderness!
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Partner Exchange / Worcester Ice Partners!
« Last post by lothianhimself on January 20, 2015, 03:54:17 PM »
Come climb the Auburn Ice Canyon after work! I can be there by 4:30 pm. Climb by headlamp!

Hit me up here.

-Lothian
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