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shoo


Nov 19, 2009, 1:46 PM
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Cathedral ledge, cold and wet  (North_America: United_States: New_Hampshire: Carroll_County: Cathedral_Ledge)
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I'm likely going to Cathedral Ledge this weekend, either Sat or Sun. Problem is weather looks pretty iffy. Check it out below.

http://www.weather.com/weather/print/USNH0169

I'd like to do Recom-Beast, but I'm thinking that freezing effing cold, possibly wet hand jams may not be the best idea.

Last time I went there after a rain, I did Miss Saigon. An easy if delicate slab turned into a sphincter workout session pretty fast.

Amy I wasting my time trying to climb in crap weather?

Anyone have suggestions on climbs that get a lot of sun and dry out quickly? Anything up to mid 10s would be fine, though I may take it easier given the cold and possible wetness.


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lucander


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Go for it, looks like the front will move out on Friday night. Recompense gets god sun until 1 or 2 pm. The final pitch crack is usually okay, beast flake dries quickly. Watch out for the "iron cross" move into the beats flake, it often requires stretching your left foot on to a small wet spot.

You can get off the route from atop p. 1 with a 2 x 60m rap, bring them if you're apprehensive.

Other ideas: Freedom to Wiindfall (.10-) is a good single pitch on the Thin Air face, might dry quickly. Diedre's first pitch will be gross. Ventilator (.10b) is one of those hard "used to be 5.9" slabs with bad fall potential before the first bolt but I surmise that it would dry quickly.

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shoo wrote:
Anyone have suggestions on climbs that get a lot of sun and dry out quickly?

Shoo... can't tell you, since I'm going to be on them. =) Hehe...


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Shoo have you thought about South Buttress of Whitehorse instead? Going to be warmer and drier there for sure.Short Order @ 5.9,or better still Hotter Than Hell to Inferno?Jacob's ladder?Cold Day in Hell?

Those all dry quickly and are in the sun all day.The last two are 10a and 10c,with good protection.


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tomcat wrote:
Shoo have you thought about South Buttress of Whitehorse instead? Going to be warmer and drier there for sure.Short Order @ 5.9,or better still Hotter Than Hell to Inferno?Jacob's ladder?Cold Day in Hell?

Those all dry quickly and are in the sun all day.The last two are 10a and 10c,with good protection.

I'd second these recommendations, though Cold Day in Hell is more like soft .10a, but I sure won't dispute its quality. Great face climbing.


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There has been a lot of recommendations for doing that. Excellent. I'll see what my partner thinks. Thanks for the help!


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