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 has devoted his entire adult life to climbing - pushing his grade on recreational objectives and working as a professional mountain guide. After a stint in the United States Marine Corp, he was hired as a rock and ice instructor and since has expanded his repertoire to include alpine, skiing and avalanche education. David is an aspirant Rock Guide through the American Mountain Guide Association [AMGA], an American Institute for Avalanche Awareness and Education [AIARE] Course Leader, holds a Wilderness First Responder [WFR] and is a volunteer member of Mountain Rescue Service [MRS] and Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue [AVSAR]. In his free time, you will find David blogging, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, skiing, sharing micro-brews with friends or in the kitchen working on a new recipe in his home town of Conway, New Hampshire. He resides there with his wife, Michelle, his son, Alex and daughter, Madalena.
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