Camp Wildwood, a Mass Audubon camp located in Rindge, NH, came for five days of climbing this past week, sampling some classic New Hampshire climbs.  We spent three days at Rumney, learning and reinforcing technical skills and climbing technique.  The group pushed themselves hard, accumulating mileage on the rock.  At the end of the third day, we climbed Clip-A-Dee-Do-Dah, a classic two-pitch slab climb at the Jimmy Cliff, readying ourselves for longer routes in North Conway.

Spending a day at Whitehorse, the group reaped the benefits of practicing their footwork, and the next day at Cathedral, they increased the level of difficulty and each member successfully made it to the top of the cliff.  Despite climbing for five days in a row without a rest day, the group maintained a positive energy, steadily improved their skills, and enjoyed their time in the White Mountains.

 

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Several members of the group at Upper Vadar

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Emilia on Frosted Flakes

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Charlie, mid-climb, taking a picture

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Erik and Maddie at the belay on Sliding Board

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Emilia and Lauren at the belay on Standard Route with Cathedral Ledge in the background

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Sebastian on the slabs

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Charlie heading to the Launch Pad

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Sebastian carrying a rope…or three!

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Maddie past the crux on Kiddie Crack

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Emilia and Lauren on Upper Refuse

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Sebastian topping out Cathedral Ledge

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Rapping down Whitehorse

 

Thank you Charlie and Lauren for all your work and organization, helping to make the trip so successful.

Todd Goodman

MMG