8-17-09 Rock Climbing with Ray

Ray came up from vacationing in Southern New Hampshire to try rock climbing outside after getting a taste of it on an indoor wall. While the temps went over 90 we found a nice shady top-rope on the Thin Air face of Cathedral Ledge.

Ray on the 1st pitch of Thin Air

Ray on the 1st pitch of Thin Air

Lowering down the 1st climb...

Lowering down the 1st climb...

Looking down from the top of the 1st pitch of Thin Air

Looking down from the top of the 1st pitch of Thin Air

The view includes the Saco River in the background...

The view includes the Saco River in the background...

In the afternoon we decided to do some multi-pitch. This is looking down the 1st pitch of Upper Refuse.

In the afternoon we decided to do some multi-pitch. This is looking down the 1st pitch of Upper Refuse.

My self-portrait...

My self-portrait...

Nearing the top of the climb...

Nearing the top of the climb...

Ray, thanks for coming up and climbing with me today. It was a pleasure despite the hottest day of the summer! Hope to see you and Dad up here again for some more climbing!

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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