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Partner Exchange / Re: Partners Needed: Rock Season Is Here
« Last post by dave095790 on May 31, 2017, 09:46:04 AM »
Looking for partners for this weekend in the nh area. 

Specifically:

Cannon for multiple routes
Traverses of cathedral or whitehorse
Greens

Open to other ideas as well,

Thanks!

Dave
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rain DAMNIT rain!!!
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Re: Black flies!
« Last post by danf on May 28, 2017, 07:19:49 AM »
Not sure what it's been like up in the NoCo area, but here at home (Effingham), the black flies almost all disappeared last weekend.  The mosquitoes took their place though...  As much as the drought sucked last year, we got spoiled with the bugs because of it.
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General Climbing / Peregrine Closings 2017
« Last post by Admin Al on May 27, 2017, 06:40:38 AM »
I received the following email Friday evening. It appears that there are rather minimal closings. Please respect these.

Thanks

--------------------------------------------------------------

Hi Al -

Temporary access restrictions are posted at the following five New Hampshire cliff sites in 2017:
 
Eagle Cliff (south end of mountain) in Franconia, NH
Holts Ledge in Lyme, NH
Painted Walls in Albany, NH
Rumney Rocks (Summit Cliff and nearby) in Rumney, NH
Woodchuck Ledge (central section of cliff) in Albany, NH
 
Peregrines are present at a number of additional cliffs where no closures have been posted because recreational use is minimal. Climbers are advised to alter plans, and report the incident, if you encounter aggressive falcons during a climb at any NH site.
 
All areas will be reopened by August 1.
 
- Chris
 
Chris Martin
Senior Biologist, NH Audubon
 
www.nhaudubon.org
 
New Hampshire Audubon – Protecting New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people.
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Last post by Jeff on May 26, 2017, 06:54:38 PM »
I'm getting a sticker made that reads " No one cares you don't like tri-cams" ;D
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Re: Black flies!
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on May 26, 2017, 12:45:26 PM »
Makes me wonder- if you call this a three outta five, what the hell is a 5?

two years ago it was so bad that I could hardly go outside at this time of year. between the black flies and the mosquitoes it was unreal. I was at Lost Horizon yesterday and it was terrible. I had on DEET, but they bit me anyway. I wish I had brought a head net!

I've switched to Picardin over DEET as I think it works better. http://amzn.to/2qk8LLp

It's also safer to use around climbing gear, rope, slings, etc.
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on May 26, 2017, 10:15:12 AM »
I think for it to be a "true Cannon ascent" one must hit the geographic summit of Cannon. It's only .6 miles and 850 feet higher. Then instead of returning to the parking lot you should return to the true starting point of any Cannon climb, sea level. York, ME is probably your closest sea level which is a quick 150 mile round trip jaunt. Anything less is definitely not a "true Cannon experience".

Joking aside the cool thing about setting goals like this is you define what constitutes success... if you feel like you didn't really climb Cannon three times because you didn't return to an arbitrary parking lot (does it have to be the climber lot? Lafayette Place is easier IMO), then you can hit the parking lot. If rapping and getting more technical climbing in faster is your thing so be it.

Whose got the bumper sticker "No one cares you place tricams"? Saw that at Whitehorse a couple weeks ago and LOL'd.
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Last post by kenreville on May 25, 2017, 10:40:54 PM »
Climb Moby Grape, downclimb Lakeview, climb Whitney-Gilman.
+++1

I've soloed WG- considered MG..... down climb Lakeview? Now there's a Cannon day.

To hell with scree pounding.
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Last post by JBro on May 25, 2017, 06:14:08 PM »

 At one point the "true cannon experience" often involved; bottle rockets, hangovers, & trundling...... but what did we know?

It doesn't any more?
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Last post by The other tomcat on May 25, 2017, 03:13:07 PM »
Climb Moby Grape, downclimb Lakeview, climb Whitney-Gilman.
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