Showing posts with label Rumney Rocks New Hampshire. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rumney Rocks New Hampshire. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Little of this, little of that

Here’s to a fantastic fall season.  Lots of office time and a busted up ankle slowed things down a bit this summer but September and October have been busy and Burlington seems to be in just the right spot to get around.  Perfect days climbing on the fine schist of Vermont and New Hampshire, splitter cracks of the Adirondacks, and jug hullin’ at Shagg Crag in Maine.  Haha, and even some wet days in Quebec getting ready for the ice. 
Summer 2012...Jones

Me, Ethan and Jeremy climbing a couple of my favorite Rumney Pitches
Flying Monkey 12c

Dynosoar 13a
New wind power from the Orange Crush ledge, Rumney, NH
Kate on Finger it out 10a  Adirondacks, NY

The road to Shagg Crag, ME
Nice Tooth Link 13a 

I made it out climbing with our East Coast Mammut Rep Tim Augustinowicz.  Tim is a super guy, ex-rock n roll star who has a strong technical clothing background, but is new to the climbing side.  We spent the day playing with the full Mammut arsenal on some local VT routes.
Tim getting after it, Boltsemite VT
A little Tool training in Quebec
Ergocentrique M9+
Beach Muscles on Hysterie M9-
Giant pumpkin head man.  Scary.

Be well all!  Josh Worley, Burlington VT 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Orange Crush Cliff - Rumney NH

Its finally here - summer has arrived in New Hampshire. The locals are out and many visiting climbers are arriving at Rumney to climb routes on the steep and overhanging schist.

Schist - a unique rock type that demands a skillful blend of power and technique on holds that often face the wrong way.

The focus of this post is on Mammut gear and one of my favorite areas The Orange Crush Cliff. Crusher, Tropicana, Black Mamba, Prime Climb, and Buried Treasure are all three star 5.11 routes that are a full 30 meters on this crag.

The view of the hardwood forest and Baker River Valley from the crag

Aubrey and I have been using the Mammut Smart Belay device. The device is light, very easy to give out rope, it has dynamic braking of the climber in a fall, and the lowers are smooth and steady. There are a few options for the device - works with singles, doubles or twin ropes.

Matt up high on one of the area classics - Crusher 5.11d - 13 clips with two cruxes - pumpy and sustained right to the finish. The wildly overhanging Predator 13a/b is on the prow behind him.

Most of the routes here are equipped with glue in bolts and state of the art quick clips.

Eric working up the first crux of Crusher.

Mammut gear - the older Ice 35 pack in great shape and the new Trion Guide 35 pack.

Matt crankin' out on the very steep Orangahang 12.a on the upper Orange Crush.

Terry cruising up Sky Pilot 5.11c at the Five Eight Crag.

Eric trying to get relief on Orangahang, be sure to keep on going cause the pump will get you.

Another view of the Baker River valley from the Main Cliff area.

Art Mooney