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 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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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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