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Title: New alpine route in the Pomme d'or area!
Post by: HugoD on July 29, 2013, 12:26:09 AM
FYI

Comparable in style to WG Ridge, Moby Grape and The Armadillo :

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/momentum/108262742
Title: Re: New alpine route in the Pomme d'or area!
Post by: frik on July 29, 2013, 10:39:41 AM
looks like a  POS.
Title: Re: New alpine route in the Pomme d'or area!
Post by: HugoD on July 29, 2013, 12:48:15 PM
It's called alpine Frik.

With all respect, if you don't like it, they invented a thing called the gym.
Title: Re: New alpine route in the Pomme d'or area!
Post by: frik on July 29, 2013, 01:34:50 PM
Ok... so alpine == POS?

thanks for making that clear
Title: Re: New alpine route in the Pomme d'or area!
Post by: HugoD on July 29, 2013, 03:30:18 PM
Momentum rock is as solid as any alpine New England alpine "classic". Out of 600 feet,
I would say about 50 feet are crappy, the rest of it is solid, with the occasional loose block.

It's only seen two ascents so far, so sure, you'll find some loose rock there, but not any more then on Katahdin, or Cannon classics when they were first established.
Title: Re: New alpine route in the Pomme d'or area!
Post by: Admin Al on July 29, 2013, 10:58:09 PM
heck frick, it doesn't look any worse than than Whitney G which you could easily argue is choss...
Title: Re: New alpine route in the Pomme d'or area!
Post by: frik on July 30, 2013, 09:44:53 AM
Really?  ... the Gilman looks pretty sweet.
Title: Re: New alpine route in the Pomme d'or area!
Post by: zclip on July 30, 2013, 10:58:27 AM
Here is a link to a picture I took while climbing the route, this might inspire frik a bit more.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-J8iYqgf3eBA/UfatMWsSENI/AAAAAAAAB8U/LrUuSkR24Js/s1600/20130727_150756.jpg)
Title: Re: New alpine route in the Pomme d'or area!
Post by: Admin Al on July 30, 2013, 05:40:22 PM
honestly I think that looks pretty darn cool. great view & nice exposure...

Here is a link to a picture I took while climbing the route, this might inspire frik a bit more.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-J8iYqgf3eBA/UfatMWsSENI/AAAAAAAAB8U/LrUuSkR24Js/s1600/20130727_150756.jpg)
Title: Re: New alpine route in the Pomme d'or area!
Post by: darwined on July 30, 2013, 07:01:49 PM
Screw the haters! Just climb and have fun
Title: Re: New alpine route in the Pomme d'or area!
Post by: DLottmann on July 30, 2013, 10:10:26 PM
heck frick, it doesn't look any worse than than Whitney G which you could easily argue is choss...

I’m not going to say this new route isn’t quality, but I would certainly argue that WG can be “easily argued” as choss. WG is 80% solid rock with no vegetation, in an ultra classic location... when the 5.8 variations are followed it is arguably NH’s best 5.8 or less route... probably top 5 5.8’s in the East...

Sure it’s all opinion, but “choss” and WG shouldn’t be in the same sentence...
Title: Re: New alpine route in the Pomme d'or area!
Post by: frik on July 31, 2013, 09:24:45 AM
I actually never said it was a POS, only that it looked like one. It may in fact be sweet, but from the pictures & description you would never know. Thanks for the update zclip, now we know the views are good... also the shrubbery looks solid.
Title: Re: New alpine route in the Pomme d'or area!
Post by: JBro on July 31, 2013, 11:10:40 AM
Hey frik I find it funny that the rebuttal to your "looks like POS" is WG Ridge, since you've always argued that WG is a POS!

 
Title: Re: New alpine route in the Pomme d'or area!
Post by: M_Sprague on July 31, 2013, 11:30:30 AM
Some POS are more interesting than others. While taking down my rope I had set up for cleaning a new route the other day I noticed a huge fresh bear poop next to my anchor tree. I hope he wasn't commenting on my project  :-[

Looks like a cool adventure climb, Hugo.
Title: Re: New alpine route in the Pomme d'or area!
Post by: OldEric on July 31, 2013, 11:40:20 AM
Finally the truth comes out regarding the Wings of Steel incident  ;D
Title: Re: New alpine route in the Pomme d'or area!
Post by: frik on July 31, 2013, 02:17:53 PM
JB, as locals we can say WG is a POS... others can not!