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.
Several members of the group at Upper Vadar
Emilia on Frosted Flakes
Charlie, mid-climb, taking a picture
Erik and Maddie at the belay on Sliding Board
Emilia and Lauren at the belay on Standard Route with Cathedral Ledge in the background
Sebastian on the slabs
Charlie heading to the Launch Pad
Sebastian carrying a rope…or three!
Maddie past the crux on Kiddie Crack
Emilia and Lauren on Upper Refuse
Sebastian topping out Cathedral Ledge
Rapping down Whitehorse
Thank you Charlie and Lauren for all your work and organization, helping to make the trip so successful.