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General Climbing / Re: Saigons Belay Tree
« Last post by grubbers on July 24, 2015, 11:31:29 PM »
I wonder if the construction for handicap access to the lookout contributed to the event.

I hope you're being facetious...
An increase in the amount of impervious surface at the top of the cliff will have an impact on the amount of runoff, but you can't gauge the significance of that impact on just one rain event.
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Trip Reports / Re: Whitehorse
« Last post by xcrag_corex on July 24, 2015, 11:18:39 PM »
Way to get after it man!!!!
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General Climbing / Re: Saigons Belay Tree
« Last post by JBrochu on July 24, 2015, 10:11:41 PM »
I'm gonna be pissed off if they ruined the saignons!

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General Climbing / Re: Saigons Belay Tree
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on July 24, 2015, 09:30:41 PM »
I wonder if the construction for handicap access to the lookout contributed to the event.

I hope you're being facetious...

Why? Possible alteration to run-off watercourse at the top could be a consideration! The rain WAS heavy, but that's a lot of stuff that came down the Flush!

Hmmm.... I don't think it did, but I was wondering why they needed to pour that new concrete slab above the road side of the Big Flush... it seems to serve little purpose other than a mini-viewpoint? I also noticed today that the crushed rock is already eroding off the path from water drainage and making some small forays into the woods on the left side of the trail as you approach the look-out....
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Slab
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on July 24, 2015, 09:25:54 PM »
It's really annoying when you lead what you think is a decent  pitch and your second walks up it fully upright coiling the rope as she goes as you cant pull the rope in fast enough belaying :P

Indeed! I use the "biner'" belay for most of the first few slab pitches when climbing with sender's like Isa. The "biner" belay would just be re-directing the rope through a biner', no belay device, and reeling it in. You could easily hold a second on those bottom pitches and it is way kinder on the shoulders :)
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Trip Reports / Re: Whitehorse
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on July 24, 2015, 09:23:23 PM »
Nice TR, and great pics. I really liked the pic of the steam coming off the upper slab, and your perseverance after getting off route + rain but you kept charging. Nice job.
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Trip Reports / Re: Whitehorse
« Last post by Travis_Dustin on July 24, 2015, 10:22:58 AM »
Thanks for the good feedback!
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General Climbing / Re: Its the Line Not the style.
« Last post by tradmanclimbz on July 24, 2015, 09:36:08 AM »
Some great lines on this wall that you simply won't be able to climb if you don't clip bolts :police:. On the same note there is a  bail screw link on Prince Of Darkness where the sportos find out how much it sucks to not know how to place gear ;)
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Slab
« Last post by tradmanclimbz on July 24, 2015, 09:27:31 AM »
It's really annoying when you lead what you think is a decent  pitch and your second walks up it fully upright coiling the rope as she goes as you cant pull the rope in fast enough belaying :P
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: New AMC hut in Crawford Notch
« Last post by Adoherty88 on July 24, 2015, 09:14:09 AM »
Having a strong presence at next week's Crawford Notch meeting is a good start.  Rally your family and friends.  And discuss talking points here.  We need an informed, mild-mannered unified voice.

Agree with this. ELM made some really great points early on in this thread about the environmental impacts. Id like to voice my opinion as well and that information is useful. If others have more to add, it seems like this could be a great place to address specific concerns.

For a cliff notes version of the scoping letter:

Comments are being sought to determine if this proposal meets the statutory purposes of the State Park System, by;
a. Identifying potential issues;
b. Identifying alternatives; and,
c. Identifying potential environmental effects of the proposed action and alternatives.

COMMENT PERIOD
A comment period of 30 days has been established beginning July 17, 2015 and ending August 15, 2015.

Witten comments and suggestions concerning the proposal can be sent to:
Jeffrey J. Rose, Commissioner
Department of Resources and Economic Development
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH 03301
Or Johanna.Lyons@dred.nh.gov

PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION
Two public information sessions will be held for the public to review this proposal and ask questions of staff from the Division of Parks and Recreation and the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Wednesday July 29, 2015
4:00pm-7:00 pm
Department of Resources and Economic Development
172 Pembroke Rd
Concord, NH 03301

Thursday July 30, 2015
4:00pm-7:00pm
Crawford Notch State Park Wiley House
Route 302
Harts Location, NH 03301
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