Michelle and I climbed the Whitney Gilman on Friday. We met in Holderness in a pretty steady rain but kept our positive thinking as the weather forecast was for clear skies by mid morning. We drove up 93 and sure enough by the time we arrived at the base of the route it was a bluebird day. The rock had a few wet areas but the ridge was mostly dry and to no surprise we had the place to ourselves. Cannon is prime right now, the bugs have subsided, rock is mostly dry, and summer is here.
Its Time to Climb!!!
Pemi Valley to our south.
Michelle with light feet on the loose talus.
Pitch one starts off with a tough crack, Michelle making it look easy.
Parallel cracks on pitch three, keep your knee out of this one.
Michelle just above the rock fall area.
The one fixed anchor on the route.
Exposed climbing right on the ridge.
The final dihedral with granite covered in green lichen.
At the top by mid afternoon – it was a great time climbing together.
Thanks to Michelle.