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orangekyak


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OK, some folks wanted me to post the routes that were climbed today. I'll do my best. First, let me put the link here for the C-Wall page in the QQ routes dbase. http://www.rockclimbing.com/...n.php?SectionID=5799
You'll notice that the routes are not ordered L->R like they should be, because the recent site improvements have rendered the ordering function dysfunctional. Sorry ...

So at C-Wall, as I remember it, there were the follow ropes (listed L->R :wink:)

left-most - to the left of orange paint is blood streaks, 5.9. to the right is ceaseless turmoil, 5.8.

left of center - straight over the overhangs is satisfaction, 5.6. the right side of the overhangs is double overhang, 5.6.

center (over what I call the arrowhead flake) - from bottom-left side of flake straight up is thin spot, 5.7. from left of flake trending right to top of flake, then straight up is yellow spot, 5.5, straight up middle of flake to top is flake direct, 5.6, right side of flake to top of flake and straight up is yellow spot alternate start.

right of center - palm, 5.7

right - dan's rope, I believe he had it up over starlight (roof problems) and small ceiling (right of roofs).

I also saw ascents of Lurch Direct and Layback on L-Face, and heard that there was climbing on M-Face (brrrr).

Again, I hope you will post what you climbed, expecially if I didn't mention it.

I'll spray first (shocker:shock:). I climbed constant absurdity, double overhang and palm.

How bout you? (and don't forget to enter your climbs into the dbase)


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hmmm was so high on crack I don't quite remember what I climbed...

think i did 'em all on the C wall. attempted a hard 5.9 or something on the M-face next to the doods that were dry-tooling. bailed on a lead as well which ended up as the humorous entertainment for all who watched and scared the hell outta me.

my feet are still frozen...


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Lessee, I believe I tr'd 8 lines on the C face; solo-tr'd that blocky steep thing some fellow had set up near the entrance to the C face quarry; then finished the day by tr-ing the cold 5.9 crack that Jeff mentions on M face, and Lieback on the whatever (L?). Sorry I can't give route names -- I'm not too clear on what anything was.


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Great fun. Special thanks to my belayer for his patience on those two projects I fell up. Many apologies for all the crumbly rock and muddy water I dropped on your head. :oops:

All the climbs I did were in Swingles, and don't have names yet, but if I may be so bold, they were (from L to R):

Face Forward 5.9. (Climb the face just to the right of the dihedral w/out using the obvious crack).

Crack Whore 5.8 The painful hand crack that goes up and left.

Finger F*ck 5.11+(?) The finger crack full of moss and water.

Diagon Ally 5.10+(?) Up the face on left side of arete for 8-10', then follow diagonal ramp up to same anchor as FF.

Right Makes Light 5.5 The arete.

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Oh, and another pre-rc.commer who was there was Jason. He was kind enough to set up TRs on Pins and "crack whore" (and maybe other climbs too?).

GO


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wow, i had so much fun, thanks guys!!! you people are the best!!!
i am so excited about the climbing season this year, i learned how to set anchors today :D !!! (special thanks to cracklover and orangekyak)
i dont think i can wait long before going out again... weather permitting, im going back to qq tomorrow!!! anyone wanna go?
lets see... i climbed all sorts of stuff and i dont know what any of it is called (gabe -- do you get to name that arette?) but the last climb i did totaly froze me to the core, i dont think ill ever be warm again! it was so hard, i couldnt even feel the rock my hands were so numb!
but it was still awesome, you guys rock!!!
i cant wait till our next meeting!!! :P


orangekyak


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just a quick note elena - that hard climb was Lurch Direct, 5.10, and you did very well with building the anchor and climbing it. Way to go, kid :lol:


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Hey !

Bonez, Jeez I dunno, did I? you mean going right up first try, right?

I can't even think of the route names, but I know I climbed at all four ropes that were set by you guys on C-wall, and a couple of them, twice...I got up the "palm" thing first with jeremy's helpful beta, and slipped off the Blood Streaks/Ceaseless Turmoil(?) thing at the very bottom after setting my 2nd foothold (it was the wet shoes! I swear!), but then figured it out. All the routes were very challenging for me, what with those teeny tiny wrinkles for toe and finger grips...except for that one slip at the start of blood red, I didn't peel off anything else as I recall.

After I did all the ropes (except for that guy dan's) on C-wall, I walked over to where Bonez was (where all those decline walls are, opposite the tall peak with the many cracks, where jason was setting up ropes. ) and scrambled to the top of that peak and took a picture of the beantown skyline in the distance. that scrambling was scarier than any of the roped routes I did on C-wall ;-)

I wanted to stay and try out that wall jason was setting the anchor for, but I had to bail out for kid stuff...next time I really wanna do those cracks, it looks very appealing/scary...and we should set up a couple ropes on that decline wall eh? there's TONS of pins/bolts/pipes in the rock up top...

anyway I'm still ridin' the glow, it was a blast! Gravity just won't be the same ;-)

whoever esle took digipics, let's try to consolidate an Archive so we can all see what each other took.
gonna go back and work on the pic pages...
Robb


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Awe, sounds like you guys had a blast! I really wanted to go but I had to go to VT to UVM for my sis's 20th b-day. Are you planning on having more gatherings anytime soon? I have barely climbed outside at all and im dying to try some :)


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So where's the futher muckin' pics?


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Yah missed it dood. Robb did a fine job with the QQ pictures:

http://www.spockgoesmental.com/mass_climbers/3103qq.htm


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I have never been to Rose Ledge, but was thinking of going April 12. Could someone let me know how far from Boston it is, and how to get there. Sorry I missed QQ. I am also interested to see if I already know people from BRG that are on rc.com

Josh


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check out the rose ledge page in the Mass routes dbase. I'm going to update the first post in this thread to start gearing people up for the RL gathering.

The QQ gathering was a lot of fun so hopefully people will be interested in driving a little ways to enjoy Mass craggin.

The drive is about 90 minutes from Boston. I know that seems far to most of us, who are used to 20 minutes to the Quarries or whatever, but compare it to 135 minutes to Rumney and it's not too bad. Anyone have an idea for a rain scenario? Make a rain day (the next day, sunday the 13th) or move it to a gym? ideas?

o.k.


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sign me up for rose ledge!!! :D
i dunno... i guess ill bring cake or something.
cant wait (can we go sooner???),
elena

ps can someone give me a ride? i live on the way there if your coming from boston(ish).


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awesome, elena ... we might want to hold off on settling all the rides yet, because we might be able to meet at someplace like blockbuster in acton to carpool out there. We can reduce the number of cars going out there and stuff.

so let's phrase it like this ... who wants to meet at blockbuster in acton (Dunkin is right around the corner) at 830 am on the 12th of April? I'll be there.


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Forget Blockbuster, let's just meet at the Dunkin ...
to get to this Dunkin in Acton - take rt. 2 West through Concord and continue West on Rt. 2 after concord rotary.

At first light (about a mile) after rotary get in left lane. go straight at light but exit left onto rt. 111 about 100 yards after light.

go about 500 yards on 111 until you see a shopping plaza on your right. turn right but go past blockbuster and shoppin plaza on this side street. go up small hill and turn right into second smaller plaza (middlesex bank, dunkin, t.c. landos)...

sniff the air for dirty climber smell and search out a black VW gti ... that's me and my rig :)


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8:30a.m. eh....hmmm....


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Hey All,
It was great to at least have met some of you even though I wasn't able to climb. It was eating my alive to stand there and watch so I felt it was better for my sanity to leave the scene. Words can't describe how pissed I was. The upside is that I spent the afternoon in my basement figuring out my Reverso.

I'm up for Rose Ledge and once again will bring a wife for the group. I've got room for 2 more in my car (I'm in Medford or Medfid if you're from the area).

I'll be at the BRG on Wednesday or Thursady night if anyone's around.

Hey Rob, Sweet pics (who's the hammerhead in the red jacket? He sure doesn't look like he came to climb.)


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Jeremy, make me a definite for the Rose Ledges thang, I dunno if I'll meet you guys in Action tho, simply because that's kinda outta the way for me coming from milford, so best I just show up at the crag...I'll bring a cooler fulla sodas or something.

I have to add, anybody who want's to make another trip to QQ between now and then, let me know! I know I could make time between now and 4/12 to hit the Quarries again.

OH, I'll bring the digital camera again too...hopefully by then my climbing partner will be well enough to tag along.


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QQ climbahs'


Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssaaabbiiiii 8)

Had a great day at the quarries, got too match some faces with names and every won was so cool ,we had a pretty diverse group and I had an awesome time climbing with everyone.

Bonesz - Orangekyak thnx for getting this started

woooooooooooooooohhoooooooooooo RL here we come


I think RL might have good satellite reception------------
now if we only had a long enough cable :?:


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So is this Rose Ledge thing open to CT climbers as well? I'd be interested in going, and i know of a few other people who might want to come, too.


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So is this Rose Ledge thing open to CT climbers as well? I'd be interested in going, and i know of a few other people who might want to come, too.

sure! but from now on, you have to tell everyone you're from MA ;-)

I don't presume to speak for everyone but, the more the merrier, y'know?


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Hey,

I've been wanting to check out Rose Ledges for a while, count me in!


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I will be there, meet you all at the crag (I live west of Acton).
Anyone have a portable grill, if so lets bar-b-q? If not I will bring a bucket of cold fried chicken. I love greasy chicken!

-Erik


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I'm thinkin' of hittin' QQ this Sunday.

Anyone?

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