Family Rock Climbing at Square Ledge, 7-5-2013

The Simonds family from Massachusetts joined EMS Schools this past Friday for a picture perfect day of climbing. Forecast-ed heat and humidity had us heading to Square Ledge in Pinkham Notch. Almost 2000 feet higher than North Conway, we caught some steady cool breezes off of the eastern side of Mount Washington and pretty much had the crag to ourselves except for another EMS Schools/YMCA camp group. Definitely the nicest day of climbing I have had recently with a super fun-stoked family!

PNVC
PNVC
Square Ledge
Square Ledge
Shannon figuring it out
Shannon figuring it out
Reaching the top of "The Chimney", 5.6
Reaching the top of “The Chimney”, 5.6
Rich looking relaxed
Rich looking relaxed
Denise using her feet
Denise using her feet
Ground Control
Ground Control
Almost there
Almost there
Our view
Our view
Some baby chicks in a nearby nest
Some baby chicks in a nearby nest
Steph working on "The Brain" 5.8
Steph working on “The Brain” 5.8
Air time
Air time
Summit Photo
Summit Photo

After that we rappelled down the West Face to finish the day.

Shannon
Shannon
Denise
Denise
Steph
Steph
Rich
Rich

I had an excellent time sharing climbing with you guys. Given your past-time of back-country skiing I’m certain I’ll see one, or all, of you in an avalanche course this winter!

 

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