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tradchick

Trad climber
White Mountains
Oct 21, 2008 - 08:09am PT
Our at home kids are 11, 13 and 14 and it's like pulling teeth to get them away from the blue screens.

We did drag a few of them to the north end several weeks ago.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2008 - 05:52pm PT
OK, it's up to others to add any further TRs for this season. I'm leaving before sunrise
tomorrow, and by the time I get back, gold will have given way to brown.

Driving home after Atlantis, we passed this sunset.

emac

climber
New Hampshire
Nov 2, 2008 - 08:43pm PT
Here is looking up at the crux pitch of Atlantis. Jim_E dispatches in chilly, wet conditions. I bet this route is stellar when dry... or at least warm!

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Nov 2, 2008 - 09:06pm PT
That is a special shot!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 3, 2008 - 09:14am PT
emac, that's a fine shot of Jim on the crux. It wasn't chilly or wet on our ascent last month,
but still felt pretty exciting up there.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 3, 2008 - 07:06pm PT
Here's the view looking down on the belayer, standing where emac took the cool photo above.

perswig

climber
Jan 3, 2009 - 07:28am PT
Surely some ice is being climbed and pics taken in the upper right corner of the country?

Typical NE sport-climber approach; Troy in center



Midway up north side of Grafton



Obligatory foot (feet) shot; (yes, I'm above the belay on a dyneema sling but it's OK. Really.)






Troy 'reracking'; did I mention it was cold? Like minus 25degF wind chill. Brrr - shrinkage.



Maybe time for a different color?

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 3, 2009 - 09:04am PT
Surely some ice is being climbed and pics taken in the upper right corner of the country?

Not by me! I'm glad to see reports by you still-hard-core-enough types, though.
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Jan 6, 2009 - 01:06am PT

"Surely some ice is being climbed and pics taken in the upper right corner of the country?"
perswig

climber
Jan 12, 2009 - 06:47am PT
Slackers.

So after spending Saturday hoping to catch this left-most line in unusually good conditions



and managing only to grunt up turf and rock going about M3 on crap gear (most of which was my fault) only to find the 'ice' slush and no way to link up to the top, Sunday was an local, easy day.

A surprising and pleasant snowstorm left 5 inches on the ground, but despite the road conditions, Alan and I met no fewer than 7 other climbers cragging at the local ice. We started out cold and cloudy and ended sunny and warm. Perfect.

Alan on Everdrip




Alan topping out above the right cataracts as the sun broke out.



Fading to twilight.





Dale

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2009 - 11:26am PT
Slackers.

Yup, that's us. It seemed like a big effort to wheeze my way through another driveway-shovelling
effort yesterday, although Leslie got out her snowshoes to break the trail for our dog-walks
in the woods.

One of these weeks I might get to the mountains, but in the meantime it's good that somebody
is out there havin' fun.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jan 12, 2009 - 11:31am PT
"but in the meantime it's good that somebody
is out there havin' fun. "


That does look fun! A little chilly, but fun.
perswig

climber
Jan 15, 2009 - 08:01pm PT
So I'm not ready to advocate climbing on single-digit days, but when life gives you...blah, blah.
I'm also starting to believe the means justify the ends.

Ben agreed to hike into the Camden hinterland and check out some out-of-the-way spots. (For a respectable professional, Ben's pretty easy to convince to play hooky.)


First flow. Climbed two lines; bullet ice.


Fragile spectator.


Next notch over. Ben finished this after I peeled on the start (wheee!).



And another spectacular day-end (except for the twilight talus slide and hike out).



Dale

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 16, 2009 - 08:30am PT
Was your ice a bit brittle? Minus 18 in bright sun here this morning, felt outdoorsy just
walking the dog.
perswig

climber
Jan 16, 2009 - 11:36am PT
That would be an affirmative, Chiloe. Hard, brittle, plating - climbing seemed like work. (is it supposed to?)
emac

climber
New Hampshire
Jan 16, 2009 - 12:56pm PT
From Omega just before Christmas (Rob Point photo)


And a couple more from Omega that I took...


perswig

climber
Jan 16, 2009 - 01:28pm PT
Ah, nice alpenglow, emac. And Omega - now that's what Larry meant by 'hard-core'. Thanks.
perswig

climber
Jan 17, 2009 - 07:43pm PT
Some pics from today's attempt to not post on the "What's your excuse..." thread.

Back to Everdrip with Troy today. Baking in the sun and not long for this season.



Troy signalling I've taken far too long leading and he now can't feel his hands.


Starting the booming hollow, not-sure-why-its-standing finish. Maybe another week or two left?




perswig

climber
Jan 17, 2009 - 08:03pm PT
Up the carriage trail a little further. Lots of ice here this year. Dragon's Teeth was done last weekend, by some wild-eyed younguns.


We chose Dragon's Butt - fat ice and a 12-15' rock finish.


Troy sweating the finish and swearing at my (almost-fixed) yellow Alien.



No sunset today, but nearing dark as we finished.


Dale
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 18, 2009 - 08:52am PT
Dale appears to be single-handledly maintaining the impression that Northeastern taco
posters still get outdoors sometimes. The rest of us aren't helping.

Cool-looking ice climbs, for sure.
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