Private Rock Climbing 8-7-2013

Had the pleasure of taking Rhode Island native Manny out for a day of private rock instruction. Manny had climbed with us last year and returned to dial in some of his multi-pitch skills. We started over at Whitehorse Ledge and quickly polished off 600 feet of climbing getting up to Lunch Ledge in just over one hour. We then rappelled back to the ground and headed on over to Cathedral Ledge. A quick rappel down the Barber Wall and a short walk found us below an empty Upper Refuse. We cruised that in style with plenty of time to work on some crack climbing skills at the North End by climbing both Child’s Play and Kiddy Crack.

Whitehorse Ledge

Whitehorse Ledge

600 feet of slab climbing is a great warm-up

600 feet of slab climbing is a great warm-up

Rappelling from Lunch Ledge

Rappelling from Lunch Ledge

Chillin' at the anchor

Chillin’ at the anchor

Rapping down the Barber Wall

Rapping down the Barber Wall

First Pitch of Upper Refuse

First Pitch of Upper Refuse

Last pitch of Upper Refuse

Last pitch of Upper Refuse

Outstanding weather, a great partner, 10 pitches of climbing, over a 1,000 feet in total… what’s not to like?

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 8-7-2013

  1. Manny says:

    I had a great time. This was really exciting.

    Like

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