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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Towing
« Last post by tradmanclimbz on February 10, 2017, 11:17:48 PM »
Nope. just terrified and disgusted.
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Towing
« Last post by DGoguen on February 10, 2017, 09:50:22 PM »
there was start difference when you crossed the boarder into NH. No Trump signs in VT
Yoo must bee sow prowd.



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Hi,

I have seen a few informations sources that describe easy rock climbing top rope spots in New Hampshire/Maine (Cathedral Ledge/Saco Crag/Square Ledge/Shell Pond/Jocker Cap etc). However, I'm always asking myself if thoses spots also imply a trail to go up the crag to set-up top rope, or if we need someone to lead the pitch, and then set-up the top rope anchor.

So my question is, is there some top roping spots (with bolts or trees anchor) in New Hampshire or Maine, which ALSO include a trail to go up for setting up the anchor.

Thanks  a lot !

First off, Cathedral Ledge has no "easy" top rope setups other than the newer very short "Other Classroom". The popular North End is definitely NOT easy to hike to the top of and is the scene of one fatality when a camp counselor was trying to "hike" to the top of the North End. The approach is tricky to find and requires less than secure 3rd class scrambling.

The "new or other classroom" is easily approached from above (you drive to the top of the cliff) but does not have great anchor options at the top. 50 feet of static line would help there but the routes are barely 30 feet in length so I wouldn't call it a great destination.

Since you mention Maine Acadia National Park argueably has the best top access top-roping around (Otter Cliffs) though much of it is better "top belayed" since it is a sea cliff and that presents specific challenges.

Pawtuckaway is probably the best place in NH/ME for easy top-access less complicated top-roping.

Saco Crag has some options but is also really small and short.

Shell Pond pretty much requires leading, no easy top access.

Lost Horizon, at Sundown Cliff, is a great little TR spot with relatively easy access up a 3rd class gully.  Quite a few bolted anchors can be reached above the climbs with a little caution.

Lincoln Crag in Lincoln NH has some nice TR with relatively easy to reach anchors.

Echo Crag has epicly good TR but no top access so solid 5.7 leading is nice to have to have more options.

Square Ledge has two climbs TR-able with a 60m, Chimney 5.6 and Brain 5.8. The west face is best TR'd with a 40 foot static to extend the anchors.

Barber Wall of Cathedral has great 5.9+ top-roping with pretty easy top access.

All I can think of right now but should get you started.... 
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Towing
« Last post by tradmanclimbz on February 10, 2017, 05:23:37 PM »
there was stark difference when you crossed the boarder into NH. No Trump signs in VT and as soon as you crossed over into NH there were tons of them........
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Partner Exchange / partner feb 11-12
« Last post by Gene on February 10, 2017, 03:13:22 PM »
Looking for a partner to climb feb 11-12. Preferably Frankenstein, but don't really care.
Gene 617-872-8058
Cheers
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Towing
« Last post by xcrag_corex on February 10, 2017, 02:42:05 PM »
the lake has actual pull offs that we try to use and yes we did not vote for chump so perhaps we have a slightly kinder attitude ;)

Pretty sure we didn't vote for Chump either....
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Recommend an Insurance Agent?
« Last post by Jonny_Weld-a-Nut on February 10, 2017, 01:14:20 PM »
I need to get homeowners insurance for a house in Bartlett.  Please recommend and agent.

Thanks,

JDW
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Towing
« Last post by tradmanclimbz on February 10, 2017, 05:39:28 AM »
the lake has actual pull offs that we try to use and yes we did not vote for chump so perhaps we have a slightly kinder attitude ;)
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Towing
« Last post by JChepes on February 09, 2017, 09:27:26 PM »
I think if you drive north past the barking dog crag and the saco there will be a pull off on the right hand side.  It will probably be a ten minute walk but sure beats having your car towed.  Kind of confusing but if you go to the lake in Vermont and park on the road nobody bothers you even during a snow event.  In New Hampshire they will tow.
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Towing
« Last post by tradmanclimbz on February 09, 2017, 07:49:13 PM »
where would you suggest parking???
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