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adamwvt


May 16, 2005, 6:42 AM
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Cannon Cliff rockfall  (North_America: United_States: New_Hampshire: Grafton_County: Cannon_Cliff)
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I was up on Cannon on last tuesday and sunday (5/10, 5/15) and saw considerable rockfall left of the Duet buttress area. Heads up while climbing there or approaching Whitney-Gillman. We also experienced icefall on Sunday in the Conn Buttress area. The Black Dike was actually in (if you are superman).


cfnubbler


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Spring rockfall on Cannon? I'm astonished!

Personally, I stay away from Cannon while it's shedding its winter coat every year. Rockfall there has just gotten worse and worse over the years, or so it seems, anyway. Too bad...great crag.

-Nubbler


tradmanclimbs


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I love cannon but i definatly STAY AWAY in the spring. I wait untill about mid june if it has been dry enough. july is better. Some of the biggest events have happened in june after a heavy soaking rain.


waltereo


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Hi,

I'd like to known if it is dangerous to climb there ?? I mean the rockfall happened daily ?

I planned to do to easy route like in the central section (Lightning Crack, Moby Grape, Reppys Crack, Sam"s Swan Song) , are these route subject to regular rock fall ?


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cfnubbler


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I planned to do to easy route like in the central section (Lightning Crack, Moby Grape, Reppys Crack, Sam"s Swan Song) , are these route subject to regular rock fall ?

Is it dangerous to climb at Cannon? Yes. Unreasonably so? By eastern rockclimbing standards, Cannon in spring is a bit hairy. By Alpine standards, it's pretty tame. You'll have to make that call your self.

As for the specific routes you mentioned, Moby Grape / Reppy's are generally less subject to spontaneous rockfall than some other areas of the cliff. That doesn't mean it won't happen. Moby Grape also tends to attract lots of inexperienced parties who use it as a first longish route, and they tend to knock of rocks unneccesarily, drop gear, move painfully slowly, etc.

Sam's Swan Song has more loose terrain on it, and is in general a substantially more serious outing than Moby Grape, despite the lower grade. Questionable rock and more devious route finding definitely up the ante a bit on SSS, IMHO. The climbing on Moby Grape is much better anyway...

-Nubbler


adamwvt


May 16, 2005, 5:08 PM
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When is the latest The Black Dike has been climbed and still considerd an ice climb?


tradmanclimbs


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I know it has been climbed in october but no idea what the record is on the spring end of the spectrum?


rossgoddard


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i too saw that the dike was "in", and the upper 1/5 of omega. i miss ice!


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May 23, 2005, 5:41 PM
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