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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Ice tool selection
« Last post by Mike_R on November 01, 2017, 12:27:17 PM »
Raptors have been my go-to tools for 3 years now. They excel on any mixed that I could ever possibly hope to climb (M8+) and are a far better tool than the Nomics IME for thin ice, which I spend more time on than difficult mixed. The only difference I've noticed is that the Raptor shafts have noticeable flex in them. It's never affected their effectiveness and may in fact help them penetrate the ice (comparing again to the Nomic which I find to be an overly rigid, "dead feeling" tool upon impact).  If Trango had a presence at the majot ice fests I believe we'd see a lot more people buying Raptors.
Lost & Found / College Rock, Hopkinton, MA - Lost earring
« Last post by kerspin on November 01, 2017, 10:32:29 AM »
Hi, I was climbing at College Rock in Hopkinton, MA on Saturday and while on the wall between the Nerds and Jocks routes, the rope snagged my ear and sent my earring flying.  This wouldn’t be a big deal, except this earring belonged to my mother, who passed away a few years ago, and I am devastated to lose it.  We did not see what direction it flew, and we searched the leaves for hours to no avail.  Someone suggested that I post here in the event that it surfaces and someone finds it.  Attached is a photo.  It is a gold stud with a bright blue stone.   It is not worth much monetarily, but has huge meaning otherwise.
Partner Exchange / Ice Climbing 2017-18 - Full-time Partners (NH)?
« Last post by TheVanguard on November 01, 2017, 09:56:13 AM »
Long time lurker, first time poster.

So, I took an ice climbing class in February, and have been looking forward to the first full season since! I've been poring over material on mountaineering and ice climbing in the interim, and am ready to really get after it, full-time this winter. Anyone from NH, or thereabouts, looking for a dedicated partner this season? Looking to network, ask questions, and get things lined up for day one.
General Climbing / Re: RIP Fred Beckey
« Last post by eyebolter on October 31, 2017, 09:04:13 AM »
I met him in Yosemite in 1978, he comes hiking up to the cliff with a beautiful younger woman (like all the stories about him said), throws down his rope in front of us, and blasts up the first pitch of After Six in about 30 seconds. By the time I got to the first belay they were already on top of the route.

General Climbing / Re: The Lost River Crags, Kinsman Notch
« Last post by Coreshot on October 26, 2017, 06:53:52 PM »
I read that the meteor theory was highly unlikely.  The fire was likely caused by a careless human.
Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Re: Handy little website
« Last post by Admin Al on October 25, 2017, 08:15:33 PM »
holy crap...
Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Handy little website
« Last post by M_Sprague on October 25, 2017, 06:03:27 PM » for rainy day amusement
Conditions / Re: Kancamagus Highway area to the top of the pass
« Last post by Admin Al on October 25, 2017, 01:40:09 PM »
Conditions have been great out at Greens. Lets hope the rain doesn't wet things down too much for next weekend. We are probably down to the last few weeks with the gate open. If you are going to the NE Crags on a cold day, I'd suggest hitting it early before the sun goes off. The Main Cliff gets generally more baked in the sun and stays in it to the end.

great pix Mark...
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