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Lost & Found / Green Camalot Below Diagonal, Cathedral
« Last post by JeffP on February 06, 2018, 07:12:29 pm »
Dropped a .75 C4 off of diagonal today, could see it in the snow at the base but it was gone when we got back there. A large guided party was the only group to walk by so hoping they grabbed it and would be willing to return it. Post up here please if you have it!
General Climbing / Re: The Ballad of Holts Ledge (Author Unknown)
« Last post by cwoodall on February 05, 2018, 12:27:38 pm »
More info would be good :)
Events & Announcements / Ice Fest Thanks...
« Last post by Admin Al on February 04, 2018, 06:04:43 pm »
It's Sunday evening and # 25 is behind us now. And what a great Ice Fest weekend it was. Great ice, great people and such good fun. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make it special. Special kudos to the Ice Fest Crew including, but not limited to, Anne, Grant, Ashley, Michael, Todd, Brad and surely several others that I missed. Also to the volunteers to worked their keister's off every morning. And of course all the guides, without  whom there would be no Fest.  ;-)

Kudos to all... Already looking forward to #26...
Events & Announcements / Demo THIS gear for FREE!
« Last post by MWV_IceFest on February 01, 2018, 07:44:03 am »
Why beat up your own gear, when you could test out, try and beat up this gear?! This is one of the coolest parts about the MWV Ice Fest! 
Fri.-Sun. (Feb. 2nd-4th)
Location: IME (International Mountain Equipment), North Conway, NH
8am-9am: Demo Gear is open to Ice Fest clinic participants to take out!
9am-10am: Demo Gear is open to the PUBLIC to take out for FREE!
More details on the blog:
Gear Exchange / Re: FS Grivel Rambo comp crampons
« Last post by Earl on January 31, 2018, 10:55:53 am »
General Climbing / Re: The Ballad of Holts Ledge (Author Unknown)
« Last post by RjBlake on January 30, 2018, 04:55:12 pm »
Wait, is there new news? Does Dartmouth actually own the parcel in question?  If so, that'd be the cause for much rejoicing.

The access info on MP is very confusing (perhaps intentionally so), I was going to update it, but didn't wish to direct anyone that way while access issues are being resolved. It's not exactly secret though, given that there are road signs to the cliff these days...

Edit: Photo Link didn't work. Removed.

Events & Announcements / Clinic Beta!
« Last post by MWV_IceFest on January 30, 2018, 07:02:13 am »

Are you taking a clinic this weekend? This post is for you! It is filled with reminders of where to be, when to be there, what to bring, where to park and some extra helpful beta! Visit the blog for all the details and we can't wait to climb with you soon! Were just a few days away!
General Climbing / Re: The Ballad of Holts Ledge (Author Unknown)
« Last post by Old Mans Ghost on January 29, 2018, 10:28:45 pm »
Not my work, but I'll pass on your comments.

General Climbing / Re: The Balled of Holts Ledge (Author Unknown)
« Last post by Admin Al on January 29, 2018, 10:25:52 pm »
well done, well done my man...
General Climbing / The Ballad of Holts Ledge (Author Unknown)
« Last post by Old Mans Ghost on January 29, 2018, 10:24:09 pm »
It was many years ago that we first tramped through the snow
To the ledges out behind the Skiway slopes.
Miles from any town, there was no one else around
As we climbed and sang and dangled from our ropes.

It wasn’t very long ‘til the dozers came along
Carved out a road, can you believe their nerve?
They lined up ugly houses and sold them all to louses
Who thought it was a wilderness preserve.

But at night the snow guns sprayed and the Skidoos whined all day
And logging trucks roared up and down the road.
And the land along the lane was posted but in vain
For the hardy climbers hiked up from below.

A couple with big mouths bought the southern Ledge Lane house.
Alpinists they claimed themselves to be.
But the holds were just too small and all they’d do was fall
‘Til the thought of scaling Holts just made them pee!

So the two devised a plan to create a climbing ban
On the very crag that we all held so dear.
With lies and fabrication they stopped our recreation
And sent us home to cry into our beer.

“These climbers must be punished! We cannot let this flourish!”
The nimbies and select board cast their votes.
“What message are we sending?  This fun must have an ending!
Let’s close the crag and chop off all the bolts!”

They’d come to understand that the town owned all the land
But not a one had really checked the plan.
When confronted with the knowledge that owner was the College
The Select Board stuck their heads into the sand.

So now you’ve heard my tale of how the Lymeys failed
To keep the evil climbing crowds away.
Though the Valley of the Lymer is still hostile to the climber
I guess the climbing bums are here to stay!
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