Jonathan and Jackie joined Mooney Mountain Guides for a half day  afternoon rock climbing adventure at Rumney Rocks. Sunday was the perfect day to be outside hiking and climbing in the White Mountains. Our rock climbing tour began with a leisure warm up hike up to the Jimmy Cliff area. The route called Clip a Dee Doo Dah was our objective. Clip a Dee Doo Dah is an inviting beginner climb that takes a direct line up the lower angle slabs to a high point on Rattlesnake Mountain. This was Jonathans and Jackies first outdoor climb at Rumney and they were excited –  they both climbed easily and quickly following my leads to the top. Once back at the base we roped up once again for a second climb on Pine Tree Crack. Two climbs to the top with amazing views of the Baker River Valley below brought smiles to us all.

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Great times on the rocks with Jackie and Jonathan!!!

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Climbing high on Clip a Dee Doo Dah.

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Knots to tie, ropes to manage, belaying the leader. Jonathan took on these tasks with ease.

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Climbing up Pitch Two and the Summit attained. Nice work.

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Jackie on our last climb at the Meadows Area – steeper rock and lots of climbers.

Thanks to Jackie and Jonathan for joining me at Rumney Rocks. It is always a good time meeting new guests and taking them on a first time climbing experience outdoors on the rocks.

Art Mooney