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So where are you located? If you're in southwestern New Hampshire or eastern Vermont you probably got hammered by the nor'ester that come though this week. If you were on the north side of Mt Washington you may even have seen as much as 13 inches! As usual, the seacoast saw more rain than anything, but if you were here in the Valley, you were inundated with the prognosticators predictions of 5-10" of white stuff, followed by rain, followed by sleet and freezing rain, followed by snow. So what did we get here in our lovely little Valley, bupkus folks, bupkus…
The new X4 Camelots are BD's latest addition to their 4-camming device collection. They claim that they are great for everything from big-wall to your basic day-to-day trad climb. So do they hold up to expectations, can they be a replacement for the classic C4's, and how do they compare to the ever popular C3's?
I started climbing when men were men... and we nailed 5.8.
Mr Lee styling up Pinnacle Gully on a beautiful early-season day.
Huntington Ravine, Mt. Washington
Selected Ice Conditions effective December 15, 2014
While the Valley ice is taking its sweet time, other places are starting to fill out nicely. Unless we have another rain/warmup event, my bet is for some fairly reasonable ice for Xmas. That would be a nice holiday gift, don't you think? ;-)
V-thread ice anchors are an easy, secure and inexpensive rappel anchor for ice climbing. In this article I will describe how to make the anchor, how to use it, what kind of gear is needed, and how to make your own tool. Everything about v-threading is easy and they have become popular at ice crags all over the world.
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