Private Rock Climbing Cathedral Ledge 6-9-2013

Had an excellent day out today with Chris and Alan. Both had previous canyoning experience and some sport climbing under their belts but hadn’t done much Trad Climbing. We started with a quick climb up Upper Refuse, followed by some anchor building skills at the North End, then a few laps on the Thin Air Face. Great day, great weather, great time. Looking forward to our next climb together!

Alan near the top of Pitch 3, Upper Refuse

Alan near the top of Pitch 3, Upper Refuse

Chris reaching the belay on Pitch 2, Upper Refuse

Chris reaching the belay on Pitch 2, Upper Refuse

Chris on the 3rd pitch of Upper Refuse

Chris on the 3rd pitch of Upper Refuse

Chis on the crux moves of pitch 2, Upper Refuse

Chis on the crux moves of pitch 2, Upper Refuse

Alan and Chris at the pitch 2 belay, Upper Refuse

Alan and Chris at the pitch 2 belay, Upper Refuse

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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2 Responses to Private Rock Climbing Cathedral Ledge 6-9-2013

  1. David,
    Thanks do much for a great day. Love the pics.
    Your knowledge, critique and recommendations were appreciated. Super safe…..Super fun! The exposure on Upper Refuse was fantastic.
    Alan and I are planning to hit a ton of sports routes to work on our skills then get back up there with you on Thin Air and anything else up there!
    Not to rush summer along… but I am looking forward to getting on some ice with you.
    Thanks again.
    Peace

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    • David Lottmann says:

      It was my pleasure Chris! Looking forward to seeing some of the video you captured once the editing is done!

      Like

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