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Title: Rock
Post by: JoeC on January 05, 2013, 03:16:33 PM
any dry rock up there?
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Post by: Admin Al on January 05, 2013, 08:07:37 PM
maybe the South Buttress... pretty snowy getting there tho.
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Post by: JoeC on January 05, 2013, 09:22:11 PM
Any thing on cathedral?  Im interested in thin air face, poss barber wall?
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Post by: Admin Al on January 06, 2013, 11:02:40 AM
Any thing on cathedral?  Im interested in thin air face, poss barber wall?

pretty icy up there now. possibly Repentance tho. maybe something on Humphrey's. not really the best time for rock climbing in general ya know... as far as Cathedral, you should keep an eye on the Webcam. it will pretty much give you the scoop, especially in the morning when the sun is on the face.
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Post by: strandman on January 06, 2013, 01:10:09 PM
You won't be getting barber wall or thina air for a while now. Cathedral isn't a good winter crag.

Ethereal area, Hump, Albany are better bets
Title: Re: Rock
Post by: JoeC on January 06, 2013, 08:35:10 PM
How would cosmic be?
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Post by: old_school on January 07, 2013, 09:57:26 AM
How would cosmic be?

wouldn't be worth the effort to get there, and it is still somewhat shaded even though it faces south. Humphrey's would be a good alternative for sure. A little ice above, so obviously be aware of those dangers, but it looked fairly dry yesterday on my way by.
Title: Re: Rock
Post by: xcrag_corex on January 08, 2013, 08:53:00 PM
Longstack Precipice faces south and dries fast.  Awesome winter rock so far.
Hey Pancakes!!! Have you been there recently? Lots of dry stuff? Thinking about heading out there Saturday with the warm weather and all...
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Post by: xcrag_corex on January 08, 2013, 11:28:41 PM
Thanks man!!! I first went to Longstack late in the season and fell in love!!! Been itching to get back!!! hoping Winter Classic is winter friendly:) sounds like there might be a chance!!!! 8)
Title: Re: Rock
Post by: darthgator on January 20, 2013, 11:10:57 AM
yeah, but that was of last year.....i too am interested if anyone has been there recently to rule out seepage and ice situation above.  has anyone been on rock anywhere lately?  its 45 today!
Title: Re: Rock
Post by: strandman on January 20, 2013, 11:48:52 AM
I'm sure team Chinos os out somewhere on rock
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Post by: JoeC on March 01, 2013, 08:34:04 PM
Warming up now!
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Post by: eyebolter on March 02, 2013, 05:14:07 PM
Guaranteed Rumney has at least 50 dry routes right now.   
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Post by: xcrag_corex on March 03, 2013, 07:48:39 PM
Climbed routes on the left side of Darth Vader at Rumney on Saturday. Couple wet spots but definately climable :)
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Post by: strandman on March 04, 2013, 09:40:21 AM
Time to hit those hard,slippery slabs while they are still cool.
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Post by: darthgator on March 05, 2013, 03:18:59 PM
does anyone (chino's crew) know if longstack has any ice or seepage?
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Post by: xcrag_corex on March 05, 2013, 05:08:32 PM
Shep. if you go to mountainproject.com and look under new durham area.....its there
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Post by: nuts on March 05, 2013, 06:40:55 PM
The New Durham areas are not choss.  You haven't heard of these areas because they've been developed mostly in recent years.

Longstack does not have ice and it tends to dry quickly.  Given it's southern exposure, it should be getting close.  You'll definitely be able to find something to climb.
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Post by: xcrag_corex on March 05, 2013, 06:41:17 PM
Dude. The place was only recently developed. Place is way fun!! Worth a trip!!! I went 2 times late last season. And can't wait to get back. Good routes.
Title: Re: Rock
Post by: strandman on March 05, 2013, 07:01:39 PM
A few of the only opinions i trust assure me this place is cool
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Post by: strandman on March 09, 2013, 04:48:29 PM
Almost 50 and low humidity ??!!

I hope everyone was hittin' it
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Post by: eyebolter on March 09, 2013, 07:34:40 PM
Lots of snow but I shoveled all morning and then laid on the crash pad without a shirt on until it dried.
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Post by: sneoh on March 09, 2013, 09:40:55 PM
I was out and about running errands early afternoon when it was sunny and warm (thick long T-shirt was comfortable enough).  But there is a lot of run-off from Thu/Fri's snow (we got about 15").

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Post by: strandman on March 10, 2013, 06:50:32 PM
Snowed a bit in my neck of the woods as well
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Post by: Admin Al on March 10, 2013, 09:12:25 PM
54 degrees and sunny here in the Valley today! same tomorrow... Humphrey's anyone?
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Post by: xcrag_corex on March 10, 2013, 09:19:27 PM
Hoping for similar conditions next weekend. Life's been getting in the way and I could use a nice outting in Conway. :)
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Post by: strandman on March 10, 2013, 09:50:55 PM
54 degrees and sunny here in the Valley today! same tomorrow... Humphrey's anyone?

Don't do it ! Al the mad bolter is after Humphey's again    :-\ :-\
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Post by: Admin Al on March 11, 2013, 05:38:14 AM
Don't do it ! Al the mad bolter is after Humphey's again    :-\ :-\

LOL... I thought we were pretty close to done but hey, you never know... George Hurley is the guy who's found multiple new lines at the North End over the past several years.
Title: Re: Rock
Post by: eyebolter on March 11, 2013, 05:09:53 PM
Horrible conditions yesterday, just horrible.   People were even climbing shirtless.

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Post by: M_Sprague on March 11, 2013, 05:40:43 PM
Looks good, Ward. I'll have to make a run up your way. There is no snow down here in sothern RI, but hearing about the 2 feet just north of here, I figured Farley would be a dripping mess.
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Post by: sneoh on March 11, 2013, 07:17:56 PM
Sweet, Ward.  Like Mark, I thought Farley will be seeping and super sandy.
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Post by: strandman on March 11, 2013, 07:27:17 PM
There's a route name "horrible,dripping .mess"
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Post by: JoeC on March 11, 2013, 08:47:44 PM
I need to get out to farley............
Hows the South Butt Looking for next week?
Title: Re: Rock
Post by: JoeC on March 11, 2013, 10:53:47 PM
Shagg Crag?
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Post by: eyebolter on March 12, 2013, 07:37:09 AM
Looks good, Ward. I'll have to make a run up your way. There is no snow down here in sothern RI, but hearing about the 2 feet just north of here, I figured Farley would be a dripping mess.

We only got seven inches here.  Still a foot of crud in the woods but next to nothing on the south facing slopes.
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Post by: Admin Al on March 12, 2013, 05:16:34 PM
at the rate things are going I would expect Humphrey's will be good to go as soon as it dries out from this rain. South Buttress should be the same.
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Post by: eyebolter on March 12, 2013, 06:19:45 PM
What a difference a day makes.  Yesterday, on The Beach (11d).

On the positive side, 50 and pouring; we've lost at least six or eight inches of snowpack today.

As Bill Clinton would say: "GO BABY!"
Title: Re: Rock
Post by: JoeC on March 12, 2013, 09:48:12 PM
 wonder how the upper parts of the prow would be?  Like the last pitch and those too aretes?
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Post by: sneoh on March 12, 2013, 11:28:34 PM
You are KIILING me, Ward.
Avoid Farley the next nice weekend because we are coming, in force!  We are going to take over the place, damn it! :)
Title: Re: Rock
Post by: strandman on March 13, 2013, 10:22:38 AM
wonder how the upper parts of the prow would be?  Like the last pitch and those too aretes?

Faux pas aretedries a quick as any cathedral route.. Reverse camber and Reach the Sky are next
Title: Re: Rock
Post by: Chinos on March 13, 2013, 11:33:05 AM
i have had a few days on Longstack already. watch for ice falling out of the back of the chimney on Layback and arete routes. other than that it has been good, but seepage is still an issue... i have found plenty of lines dry enough to climb.
the rain just killed the rest of the snow around the cliff! a couple warm days and this place should be good to go!

also look for the chinos guide for a complete documentation of the New Durham Area, coming soon... 8)
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Post by: xcrag_corex on March 15, 2013, 11:22:01 AM
Chinos, you think Longstack has dried out any? Since your post? Hoping to get out there tomorrow :)
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Post by: eyebolter on March 15, 2013, 07:07:12 PM
You are KIILING me, Ward.
Avoid Farley the next nice weekend because we are coming, in force!  We are going to take over the place, damn it! :)

I dont know if you are still coming, but it is 30 and snowing right now, with a light dusting on the ground.  Sunday looks better than tomorrow; mostly sunny and 35.  As you should know, you can't get there too early.  Once the sun goes off the cliff (around 2 now) it is back to winter.

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Post by: sneoh on March 15, 2013, 07:41:22 PM
Thanks for letting us know, Ward.
Not this weekend, I am afraid. I like it 10 deg warmer and sunny :)
Let's hope before end of March.
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Post by: eyebolter on March 19, 2013, 07:56:18 AM
Well full on snowstorm right now, six inches already and we are supposed to get at least a foot.

Jeeze.

At least I can go skiing today and climb in the basement.
Title: Re: Rock
Post by: sneoh on March 19, 2013, 08:35:19 AM
It would be safe to assume Farley would be a "dripping mess" this weekend, eh?
Darn it.
 
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Post by: eyebolter on March 21, 2013, 01:41:38 PM
It would be safe to assume Farley would be a "dripping mess" this weekend, eh?
Darn it.

We got maybe 8 inches here..I'm going out shoveling boulders on saturday, but conditions look better in my basement....

Don't tell the building inspector about the stairway.....

 
Title: Re: Rock
Post by: hobbsj on March 21, 2013, 04:33:21 PM
Holy cow.  I would trade my wife for that setup.
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Post by: sneoh on March 21, 2013, 05:11:09 PM
You are a maniac, Ward. But I imagine that is hardly news. :)

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Post by: eyebolter on March 21, 2013, 08:15:59 PM
You are a maniac, Ward. But I imagine that is hardly news. :)

With a baby it is the only thing that keeps me (semi) sane.  At least I can do some laps when she is napping, in between dishes and diaper changes.
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Post by: eyebolter on March 21, 2013, 08:18:37 PM
Holy cow.  I would trade my wife for that setup.

Fortunately my wife is a climber and approved the improvements....though we had to put a lock on the door so baby eyebolter doesn't take the big one.
Title: Re: Rock
Post by: Climber57r on March 24, 2013, 03:59:11 PM
Went out to Rumney yesterday. Sun came out and it was great. A lot of dry rock. Peregrine's were plenty active on Main Cliff. Should be closed soon. Enjoy.
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Post by: xcrag_corex on April 20, 2013, 09:02:18 AM
Hey Chinos crew and friends.... Thinking of heading to Longstack tomorrow. With the rains tapering off early today and the wind.... Do you think routes would be dry out there??? Any insight would be appreciated :)
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Post by: Admin Al on April 21, 2013, 09:55:39 AM
Peregrine's were plenty active on Main Cliff. Should be closed soon. Enjoy.

They aren't nesting on Main this year... check the Peregrine Report.
Title: Re: Rock
Post by: sneoh on April 21, 2013, 09:49:33 PM
Really good conditions today at Rumney, chilly winds not withstanding.
NO sign of any bugs, chilly nights last and and tonight should put off the black flies for another week.
Title: Re: Rock
Post by: Admin Al on April 22, 2013, 07:20:55 AM
hard freeze last night... should knock the pending blackflies back a bit...
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Post by: M_Sprague on April 22, 2013, 11:46:30 AM
Can't the goverment carpet bomb the White Mountains with some nice DDT or something? It would get those pesky birds too.
Title: Re: Rock
Post by: sneoh on April 22, 2013, 12:00:39 PM
DDT spraying drones, Mark.  They are already here.
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Post by: strandman on April 22, 2013, 05:20:05 PM
Ward has remote control.....
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Post by: Chinos on April 22, 2013, 06:34:43 PM
longstack is great. halls ledge in pinkham notch was awesome last weekend as well!