Its been a great week to be out in the NH mountains. Finally we are having sunny days with cool breezes and the climbs are mostly dry. Jason and I got lucky with our Cannon plans as our scheduled day was bluebird and crowdless. Getting back on the Whitney Gilman Ridge was excellent with fun climbing in the amazing and exposed location high above Franconia Notch.

This was Jason’s first multi pitch climb and he climbed the entire route in good style. No slips or falls just good solid movements with the occasion crux to ponder. Great prep for Jason who may be heading to the Tetons to climb the Petzolt Ridge on the Grand Teton.


Whitney Gilman Ridge – Jason.


Pemi Valley looking south.


Mid way up the route.


Splitter granite cracks in places.


Exposure high o the fourth pitch.


Fun climbing.


The final pitch – 600 ft of climbing done.


Thanks Jason, great to climb with you. Hope to see you this summer.

Art Mooney