9-1-09 Discover Rock Climbing Course

Tom and his daughter decided to try some rock climbing while on vacation in the White Mountains. They tried ice climbing last year with us at our New Paltz, NY location and were eager for more. Mom came along to watch our progress but preferred the flat ground!
Whitehorse Ledge in North Conway is about 900 feet tall...

Whitehorse Ledge in North Conway is about 900 feet tall...

Mom keeps an eye on us while we gear up...

Mom keeps an eye on us while we gear up...

Dad and Daughter at the 1st pitch belay...

Dad and Daughter at the 1st pitch belay...

Laura finding purchase on the slabs...

Laura finding purchase on the slabs...

Rigged to rappel back down...

Rigged to rappel back down...

Laura walking up "Relic Hunter", 5.7 at the Echo Roof area...

Laura walking up "Relic Hunter", 5.7 at the Echo Roof area...

Lay-backing up Beelzebub corner... a bit harder now that a block is missing......

Lay-backing up Beelzebub corner... a bit harder now that a block is missing......

Tom demonstrates a no-hands rest...

Tom demonstrates a no-hands rest...

A new sport combining rock climbing with tree climbing!

A new sport combining rock climbing with tree climbing!

Fun time climbing with you guys, and perfect weather to boot! Thanks for coming up from Jersey for some climbing. Perhaps we’ll see you this winter for some ice climbing on Laura’s birthday!

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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