Sport Climbing in November – Rumney, NH

November 7, 2009 § Leave a comment

Today I climbed with Jerry Gale at Rumney Rocks, New Hampshire. It can be tough to schedule climbing plans at this time of year as the weather is very questionable. Today we made a go of it and conditions were perfect, sun, temps in the 50’s, and there were very few climbers around. We started our day warming up in the Parking Lot Wall, then continue climbing at the Meadows area. Today Jerry was on fire, routes that had troubled him in the past were no problem. This was a great day for Jerry and this was a perfect time for his first leads.

Jerry’s first lead on Dirtago – Main Cliff – Rumney NH

Jerry loves mountain sports, his passion is alpine and ice climbing, but now he is showing excitement on the rock. After the Meadows, we hiked up to the Main Cliff and looked at a few routes on the left side. Jerry liked what he saw and took over the sharp end of the rope and prepared for his first lead. He climbed smooth and efficient, clipping the bolts with ease. It was awesome to be a part of Jerry’s first leading experience, he did great leading two routes.

Jerry leading Rumney’s version of Cannon’s, Whitney Gilman Ridge.

I shared a great experience today with Jerry. This is a special part of the guiding we do at Mooney Mountain Guides. Its our goal to teach our guests to climb and guide them to new heights. Great job Jerry! I look forward to our next adventure – looking like it will be on the ice very soon.

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