4-18-09 Rock Climbing on Cathedral Ledge

For my 1st guiding day of 2009’s rock season I was happy to meet Nat and his two sons Alex and Thomas for a “First Ascent” rock climbing program.

 

Gearing up on the Cathedral Ledge Auto Road

Gearing up on the Cathedral Ledge Auto Road

It’s about a 10 minute hike up to where we would start some basic rock climbing:

 

Thomas warming up for the climbing ahead...

Thomas warming up for the climbing ahead...

Nat checking how high up he is getting...

Nat checking how high up he is getting...

Alex nicely composed...

Alex nicely composed...

Thomas getting creative with his knees...

Thomas getting creative with his knees...

Belay Squad looking good...

Belay Squad looking good...

Nat with Mount Washington Valley in the background...

Nat with Mount Washington Valley in the background...

Thomas on his first rappel...

Thomas on his first rappel...

Nat on rappel...

Nat on rappel...

Thank you guys for a great day out… the rain held out, the climbing was good… and the Oreo’s delicious. Hope to see you back here for some more!

About David Lottmann

David grew up skiing in the Whites and started climbing at a summer camp just north of Mt. Washington when he was 16. Those first couple of years solidified climbing as a lifetime passion. From 1996-2000 he served in the USMC, and spent the better part of those years traveling the globe (18 countries). After returning to civilian life he moved to North Conway to focus on climbing and was hired in 2004 as a Rock and Ice Instructor. Since then Dave has taken numerous AMGA courses, most recently attaining a Single Pitch Instructor. He has completed a Level 3 AIARE avalanche course, is a Level 2 Course Leader, holds a valid Wilderness First Responder and is a member of Mountain Rescue Service. When David isn't out guiding he enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, backcountry skiing, trying to cook something new once a week and sampling new micro-brews. He lives in Conway, NH with his wife Michelle, son Alex, and daughter Madalena.
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