It was Sunday – Game day and our early morning meet up to climb strategy paid off. The Stonemasters aka Peppercom team arrived at Rumney Rocks, all players were fresh and ready to play ball. The goal of this day was Challenge by Choice although there may have been a slight bit of pressure from the viewing players below.

Todays stone to be climbed was the Rumney schist. Our route choices today began with a few technical faces requiring the climbers to execute decisive and delicate footwork. Alignment and balance was also a key component to the necessary smearing of the feet to stick to the stone. After a few of these testy face routes the guns appeared to tackle the steep overhangs – a fast pump was delivered to one arms.

Rumney is loaded with climbing routes – unusual wavy grains of rock, countless tricky bulges, and overhangs loom above in every direction. Rumney Rocks is the northeasts number one sport climbing area.

Our Sendtember game session was a winner!!!

It is fall a prime time to be climbing the stone.


Chris belaying Steve (aka Repman) up the route named Truth and Advertising.


Mark sporting a fine set of calfs on Hippos on Parade.


Sendtember – cobalt blue skies, crisp rock, and vibrate colors!!!

Photo of Steve tackling the steep overhang.


Our Rookie of the Year – Sean Dog Reddy working the tecky moves high on the wall.


Deivis – this man has plenty of excess power.

Just to be sure a mid day protein shake fired him up for the sending fest.


A focused Adel, climbing in fine style, thinking ahead and using good  footwork.

Today he was on the move – Rise and Shine!!!


Sean – on the last ascent of the day – the game was played and played well.


Thanks to the team Stonemasters for an amazing day at Rumney.

Art Mooney, Alex Teixeira