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hello all, i am fairly new to climbing and am going to an indoor gym but want to do some outdoor climbing when it gets warmer here in nh. i plan on taking the ems climbing course in north conway to get more experience. and doing lots of gym climbing. i am wondering what good short sport climbs there are in nh for a beginer? and what gear is needed. i have a harness, shoe, belay device. is there anything else needed other than rope and quick draws and some extra beaners...and of course a partner? thnks in advance.

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hello all, i am fairly new to climbing and am going to an indoor gym but want to do some outdoor climbing when it gets warmer here in nh. i plan on taking the ems climbing course in north conway to get more experience. and doing lots of gym climbing. i am wondering what good short sport climbs there are in nh for a beginer? and what gear is needed. i have a harness, shoe, belay device. is there anything else needed other than rope and quick draws and some extra beaners...and of course a partner? thnks in advance.

spencer


This might seem counter intuitive, but if you aren't comfortable pulling at least 5.10, then you should seriously consider getting yourself into trad climbing. I know it seems like the whole gym-TR-sport-trad progression seems logical, but unless you are comfortable leading 5.10 most sport climbing areas (Rumney especially) suck. You are selling yourself massively short by skipping trad moderates in NH. Hopefully your course with EMS will help illustrate that.

Trust me.


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really..it seems like TR or sport climbing would be easier than trad climbing. i am mostaly interested in sport climbing because i dont have the 2-300 to spend on just trad gear at the moment. thats why im mostally interested in TR or sport and i thought it would be more fun. do you happen to know what the easiest sport route is at rumney? thanks

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spencer11 wrote:
hello all, i am fairly new to climbing and am going to an indoor gym but want to do some outdoor climbing when it gets warmer here in nh. i plan on taking the ems climbing course in north conway to get more experience. and doing lots of gym climbing. i am wondering what good short sport climbs there are in nh for a beginer? and what gear is needed. i have a harness, shoe, belay device. is there anything else needed other than rope and quick draws and some extra beaners...and of course a partner? thnks in advance.

spencer

First you might want to invest in a second shoe. anyway, you'll need a rope, rope bag, ~12 quickdraws, a couple of longer runners with locking biners or a personal anchor system (safer but I personally don't use lockers), and some webbing if you are setting up top rope. That should get you by. I'm sure someone else will comment/critique on something in this post.


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do you happen to know what the easiest sport route is at rumney?
5.3 or 5.4, IIRC.


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i think for the moment i will get about 8 quickdraws a couple runners and yes i am going to get at least another pair of shoes and of coarse rope and a rope bag and some beaners for stuff.

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marc801 wrote:
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do you happen to know what the easiest sport route is at rumney?
5.3 or 5.4, IIRC.

I know that Clippity Doo Da (sp?) is 5.3, but I thought there was another route in the Parking Lot area that was closer to 5.0.

To the OP, don't worry about the easiest grade there. You'll find most of the easier climbs to be pretty easy anyway, and it's well bolted...sometimes too well.


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are alot of the routes at rumney single pitch bolted routes? what is the average height of these routes?

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are alot of the routes at rumney single pitch bolted routes? what is the average height of these routes?

spencer

Nearly all routes are single-pitch bolted. To the best of my knowledge, a 60m rope can be used for all routes.

Buy the guidebook. Rumney isn't a small, out-of-the-way local crag. There are lots of options spread out over a bit more than a half-dozen crags.


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Quit being lazy and use the search function.


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wht guide book would you recomend? i found one at rei for all of new england but would like to get one for a certin area.

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wht guide book would you recomend? i found one at rei for all of new england but would like to get one for a certin area.

spencer

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Rumney+guidebook


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thanks! this book should help alot when i start there.

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tH1e-swiN1e wrote:
Quit being lazy and use the search function.

Quit being lazy and respond to the right person.


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yeah..what he saidTongue

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Gmburns2000 wrote:
marc801 wrote:
spencer11 wrote:
do you happen to know what the easiest sport route is at rumney?
5.3 or 5.4, IIRC.

I know that Clippity Doo Da (sp?) is 5.3, but I thought there was another route in the Parking Lot area that was closer to 5.0.

A Week With Pete, 5.2 (Everybody's first sport route. My daughter toproped it easily when she was 7).

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spencer11 wrote:
are alot of the routes at rumney single pitch bolted routes? what is the average height of these routes?

spencer

Nearly all routes are single-pitch bolted. To the best of my knowledge, a 60m rope can be used for all routes.

There are a couple routes at Yellowknife that require either a 70 or to drag a second rope.

Josh


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blueeyedclimber wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
spencer11 wrote:
are alot of the routes at rumney single pitch bolted routes? what is the average height of these routes?

spencer

Nearly all routes are single-pitch bolted. To the best of my knowledge, a 60m rope can be used for all routes.

There are a couple routes at Yellowknife that require either a 70 or to drag a second rope.

Josh

the guy can't even find the guidebook with the name "rumney guidebook" on his own.. i don't think he'll find yellowknife ;)


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jakedatc wrote:
blueeyedclimber wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
spencer11 wrote:
are alot of the routes at rumney single pitch bolted routes? what is the average height of these routes?

spencer

Nearly all routes are single-pitch bolted. To the best of my knowledge, a 60m rope can be used for all routes.

I was replying to Burnsey's comment not the OP.

Tongue
There are a couple routes at Yellowknife that require either a 70 or to drag a second rope.

Josh

the guy can't even find the guidebook with the name "rumney guidebook" on his own.. i don't think he'll find yellowknife ;)


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