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orangekyak


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If you're checking out MASS CLIMBERS for the first time, here's the deal - we're in Massachusetts (physically or metaphysically), we climb. A while ago we started this thread to organize small gatherings so we could meet new climbing partners, welcome new climbers, improve as climbers, and drink beer.

Yes, it's a long thread. No, we don't spend all day on here, it just seems like it. Welcome. Here's the primer, courtesy of cracklover.

In reply to:
I realize that it may not be that clear what this thread is about. Just so you know, the primary purpose of this thread is to organize climbing with each other. Secondary is to share beta on the climbs of the region, and encourage each other in our progress. Third, of course, is social. It's hard enough for those of us who do have valid contributions to stay on track here. So if you do have something valid to add, please step up. If not please step out.

Check out the MASSACHUSETTS ROUTES DATABASE.


For historical purposes, the following information is being left on this post without editing. For recent information, check out the later pages of the thread. Good luck keeping up with us!



Mass Climbers Calendar

February ... Congrats to the MASS CLIMBERS Godfather "Bonesz." He's a real father as of this month. We're celebrating this year by having an extra day to climb. Banff Mountain Film Festival is in Summerville this month. The last month of "winter" rock climbing - don't wait til March. Be hard core. THIS MONTH MASSCLIMBERS BECAME THE #1 REPLIED-TO THREAD ON THE SITE. WE NEED LIVES!!!1
January ... some fools like ice, others like C-Wall, still others are finally pulling plastic. The David Brashears film Everest returns to imax theatres this month. Check out this link to see the description and movie times in Boston and Natick. It's bouldering season, kids! Get out there and send! Don't forget your handwarmers. The rock is outdoors 12 months of the year, you should be too.
December ... die-hard mofo's still climb outdoors. the scene is at Lincoln Woods in RI. Check it out.
[brown]November[/brown] ... foo b q? anyone?
October ... RC.com Rumney Gathering part deux, info on rc.com somewhere
September ... Adopt-A-Crag: Lookout Rock, Northbridge on Sept. 6 ... MASS CLIMBERS Everst Day 2003 on Sept. 13.
August ... no events, just get out there and climb ...

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What is this thread? More importantly, what has this thread been and what will it be?

It has been a place for climbers from and around Massachusetts to find out about mini state gatherings. It has been a place for the "join me at (insert crag name here) on Saturday" posts, and the "we climb at BRG on Thursday evenings" info ... it has been the perfect partners thread. I even met my future wife on this thread (that last one is not true, actually).

What will it be? Hopefully it will continue for a while to be a good place for people to meet up with partners and find out info about when MASS CLIMBERS are meeting up.

A little history for you ...
A number of Mass Climbers itching to get outdoors in the middle of winter started talking about setting dates for meeting new partners and getting back outside as soon as possible. We started with a day at Quincy Quarries on 1 March, but were rained out of our plans for an April meeting on the 12th at Rose Ledge.

Go to the end of this here thread and get in on the action. MASS CLIMBERS are good, simple folk who enjoy all types of craggin and are proud of our little rocks and the big ones in the states nearby.

Welcome! Check back often for info.

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bonesz


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Sure , steal my thunder We'll get the word out somehow, If we can actually get a real count the coffee is on bonesz !!


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Man....I was all set to go, psyched to get outside and finally get back on real rock (if it ever stops snowing here of course)

That's my dad's bday and he's gonna be in town so I'm gonna have to bail Maybe I can convince them that I really do have an important work meeting at 10 AM Sat morning....I mean, how do they know I don't do anything at work?!

Oh well - bonesz I swear we're gonna meet before Nelson


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Hey ejlim, sorry you won't be able to make it. Anyway, I'll be @ the BRG tonight if you want to join me...

GO


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Sup Jeremy,

Hopefully I'll be at both those dates, it'll be good to put a face to some names.Going on a trip in between. Hey how's your wall coming along TD was teling me about it. Keep up the good work!

climb on


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Like I said before, I'll be there, blazin' my crack torch while hanging from my jumars.


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I've never been to Quincy Quarries but it sounds good to me. I can't wait to get back outdoors, so if I see that groundhog I'm gonna kick his little butt! Let me see if I can get the day off from work and I'll get back to you.


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i can't plan that far in advance but rose ledges is probably okay with me.

i think i may have devised a scheme that will allow me to show at QQ for a couple hrs of climbing before i have to head off and do family duties...just enough time to stymie you all with my amazing climbing ability and then leave in a blaze of glory....

yeah right.....


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April 12th eh, I think I can do that. but as soon as everyone out here knows I'm going climbing everyone shows up. keep me posted


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Hi folks, as you can see from my sig, I live in Milford MA, where's Rose Ledge from there? I'd be interested in getting out to that, if it's not TOO far away... not sure about the 1st of march.

in the other thread I mentoined that I climb weekly at Gravity in franklin...anybody else on this board go there? I just started climbing regularly last november...I used to go to REI every saturday back about 5 years ago and climb the arch, and I've done some scrambling at a couple local no-name outcroppings

I never climbed seriously outside, so are we talking top rope, lead, bouldering, or what?


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that's CRACKtorch, not blowtorch.

and yes , jumarring on slab. you can jug anything if you put your mind to it.



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bonesz


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QQ will be a great premace to the Nelson thing, Give me a chanse to scratch up some new goodies, How do y'all take your coffee/tea so I can get it right ?



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My wife and I will both be there along with another buddy. I have plenty of gear to rig TR's. Aside from that, I'd be happy to bring anything else.

Looking forward to it....


orangekyak


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Oh Man, the Quarries are lookin schweeeet ... Ejlim and I went out there today to check out the winter craggin scene. It went well. Temperatures were in the 40s and we were in T-shirts at the Reflector Oven Wall (aka C-Wall).

We had to dig out of the huge snowdrifts at the base of C-Wall in order to climb on it ... By the time we finished chowing some lunch the areas we cleared at the bases of the climbs we wanted to do were dry.

We TR'd a couple and I led one as well. All in all it was a good trip.

I'm looking forward to meeting some of you folks there March 1st. Hopefully there will be less snow at the base and we won't have to do much digging.

I just wanted to drop this note in here that on a warm day like today, there are a number of climbable lines, not just on C-Wall, but on Knight's
Wall, L-Face and Painted Face in the afternoon as well.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, if you ever believed it was gone, the climbing season is here. If you're looking to get outside, and the weather is in the upper 30s or higher, don't wait.

And if you haven't said you'll come on March 1st because you think the weather will stink, remember that our backup plan is to meet at the gym.

Let's get a few more in on this.

o.k.


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Today would have been AWESOME to get outside - I am majorly ancy for some real rock these days!!!


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Trying to figure out how much coffee, bagels, goodies to bring...reply to let me know, we should expect another snow before the first, so a solid contingency plan in order. Outside is calling to us...


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score a box of joe and some munchkins. i'll toss some coin your way for the munchkins :P :P :P :P :P


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cracklover said ...
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Hey, the forecast for this Saturday (March 1) is for fun in the sun! Don't let the nasty weatherman scare you with tales of highs in the 30s. The solar oven that is the C-wall is usually 10 degrees warmer, and cut off from the wind. Seriously - I speak from experience!

Anyway, unless the forecast changes for the worse - I'll be there. Probably around 10:30. I'll post a note on the BRG board too.

GO

awesome. see you there


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Count me in for QQ on the 1st definitly and I'd say 89% for Rose on the 12th.

TD


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After all that...I'm out again for the 1st. Couldn't work it out with the fam.

But C-wall was bakin' in the sun on Friday last week - and with less snow, it should be awesome on the 1st!

Have a blast. I'll be thinkin of ya!
b


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Hey- I am definately not working so count me in for QQ and I will see about Rose Ledge. You guys (and girls) are super cool. See you there!


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Waht are the chances of me getting someone to get a snap of moi for my RC.COM profile ?? C'mon I'll buy you donuts....


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Bonesz,
No worries, I am bringing my digital camera. I should be able to get a few good shots before the day is over. I promise to save some space on the card just for you.


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Sorry to make PMs public, but here's some info to share ...

from crackluvah
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I'll bring a box or 2 of donuts or munchkins.
GO

Right on, rock on w/ yo bad self.

In reply to:
Err, plea-azz sign me up for the Rose ledge thingie, I'll takehexes but, no nuts for $10,000. I'm also willing to be transpo boy for those unfortunate waifs out yonder w/o transpo to Rose.
Tanks,
Don/ Bonesz

Tank you, Don. We'll work out logistics sometime in early April or sumptin.

o.k.


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Jeremy, I just read your PMs to me about the Mass DB and the get togethers that we've been talking about here...thanks for the replys/info

unfortunately I don't think I realistically be able to make the QQ thing this saturday, but I'm going to make definite plans for the Rose Ledges get together...

sounds like a blast, can't wait to hear about it...


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yay!!! climbing outside!!!
but... i dont think i can drive due to lack of car... can anyone give me a ride? i can get to alewife really easily, does anyone thats going live near there? or near concord (ma not nh)???
PLEASE?!?! :D
--elena
i will bake really yummy cookies for whoever gives me a ride and ill buy you coffee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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saturday plans have changed, and there is a window of opportunity for me regarding the QQ climb , though I'd likely have to bail early...

don't want to say it's a definite yet, but the odds just got a lot better ;-)

on the QQ directions, is it referencing 93 north OUT of boston?

*edit*
never mind, I'm hooked up, thank you mapquest!


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Stellalpina - I'll hook you up with a ride.

Can you meet me in Davis Sq? It's one stop on the Redline from Alewife.

Gabe O


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Up here in New Hampshire we have three feet of snow by our driveway and it's hard as steel. Might possibly be time for my first-ever trip to QQ. Is Stewart Green's New England guidebook enough info to get there, or is there extra beta an out-of-towner should know about parking, finding folks, etc.?


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From the north:
-Exit 8 ( Furnace Brook Parkway) off 93 South, after you get through Boston.
- At end of exit ramp turn right onto Riscuitto Dr. (Between the Mr. Tux and the big granite "Quarry Hills" sign.
- straight up the hill to either the first or second parking area on right.

Can't miss it.

from the south is a little trickier but essentially the same. Just have to negotiate this rotary...

www.bostonrocksonline.com actually uses QQ as it's online sample. You can view directions and a few of the route maps online in pdf form.


orangekyak


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updates to first post :)


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If it ain't snowin' I'll give this a try -- see you all there.


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I want to go! I'll have to ask! Yes I would be climbing my kicka$$ space boot but at least it's climbing!


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fawn,
i'll gladly accept your belays :)
o.k.


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Uh, not to disappoint anyone, but it's "AmbLer" not "Amber". I'll be the old guy. Do you need more ropes, or already have enough?


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You can take me off the "Maybe" list. I'm definately out. Son's b-day party tomorrow. I thought about bringing him ther instead but he'd come with 12 other screaming 7 yr. olds. Thought that MIGHT not be the relaxing first day of the season you all had in mind. :lol:

Hope you all have fun. If it works well maybe it could be repeated, maybe I'll make RL in April.

Wideguy


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hey there,

New to the list, but I'll try to make it down to QQ, is there anything specific I need to bring?

muchas gracias...


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I'm excited. It's about time I get back outside. 40degs it's going to be nice. Jer, you can put me down for bringing some tarps. We'll try to stay out of the snow a little bit. See everyone tomorrow.

TD


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Hey guys,

FWIW, I just swung by the quarries on my way back to work form Home Depot, (SHHH, don't tell) wall looks clean and dry. Except it's snowing right now so I don't know what accumulation is expected. The first parking area you see is fairly packed down and accessible. A little choppy but my Escort got in and out OK. Don't know about the second. If it's where I think it is there is a big gate there and it's completely plowed in. Bring your big 4x4's. All the snow is tight packed and if you stay light footed you won't break through. The ice at the bottom is plenty thick, evidence of a fairly recent campfire. That's how I went in. Didn't scope out up top as I came in the bottom. Hope you all have fun. I trust someone will post a cool TR.

Wideguy


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Hey bud, thanks for the report. Sorry to hear you can't make it.

As far as parking goes, we should be fine if we ALL PARK ON THE QUARRIES SIDE OF RISCUITTI AVE. Just stay close to the side and if we're all on the same side no problem, right?

See you all there!


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I just checked weather.com and tomorrow is supposed to be mostly cloudy, 37F, the doppler showed only one band of precipitation off to the south (which must be the stuff that's falling there now) but nothing else out 1800 miles....

just might be cold, with not much sun to warm the wall(s)...

unfortunately I'm still not a definite for tomorrow. It's very possible, but I really won't know for sure until the morning...


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I'll have to bring my extra large crack torch to keep warm...


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I'm so looking forward to this, first to meet all of you extremely gah-roovy peeps, second to climb !
I am bringing typ trad gear, lots of slings and biners, Shtuff for TR
and my spanky new ropes, a 70m 10.5 and a 60m 9.6 rough em up !

I also have an extra harness and basic TR gig, atc, locking biners chalk bags. So if you forgot something ask bonesz he's most likely got it.

I'll be there at 6am tying to figure out what "c" wall is to avoid embarassment.. (just kidding about the 6am)

Oh, I may need a hand or three, to get all the goodies to the crag...

See you there :lol: :lol: :lol: :P


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Yoooooooooooo,

Can't waite ta see you folks in the morning. Actually it's not that far away right now.............a few hours yiiiiiiiiiiipppppppeeeeeee :D :D

this is gonna be a good day!!!!!!

hehehhehe :lol: :lol:


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nice, I'm not the only one psyched ... one could make the arguement that this is the beauty of Massachusetts Craggin - you can be chillin at home in the morning then leave for a short drive to a decent crag ... ok so the temperature sucks, but C-Wall will provide the goods.

Bonesz, you better not get there too early, I want hot coffee today. Hahaha.


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I just wanted to say what a great time I had at QQ today!!! great to meet everyone though I've probably forgotten half your names...excellent climbing, though I feel like i didn't quite do my share on the donut consumption ;-)

jeremy, I got a few bitchen pics of that first lead you did...I dunno if I'll get to post the the photos I took before tomorrow evening, but as soon as I do I'll give the URL here...

my fingertips hurt and my feet are sore, damn those 1/4-inch ledges! ;-)

Robb


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Out side at last, it wouldn't have been as much fun without you all. You are all very cool folks, I'll get coffee for ya anytime ! Lots of fun !
Rob you made me look really bad, did you not redpoint anything today ?
Ugh, I'm out of practice on real rock.
Oh, and I'm very envious of all your racks. I guess I'm a pubescent gear buyer :shock:

We'll see 'bout that next time...


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Today was awesome! I love meeting new people to climb with and sharing ropes. Way too many donuts, plenty of coffee, lots of rock to climb balmy temps in the upper 30s, WHAT A BLAST!

Alright, so I'd like to do a "roll call," if I may, because my memory is so bad. here are the people I can instantly remember as being there. Please help me add more.

orangekyak
ambler
multisport
bonesz
tcollins
jumarringjeff
foograbbinstone
robbovius
centmass
cracklover
stellalpina
eljaguar
mcsurley
mcsurley's bud
pre-rc.com'ers - dan and jackie

This list represents, geographically, jamaica plain, waltham, somerville, cambridge, gloucester, milford, durham (nh), leominster, and more ...

I apologize to those whom I've already forgotten, and to mcsurly and pal for forgetting your identities. Can someone help me clarify and complete this list?

Thanks, o.k.


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I live in Jamaica Plain ya moron.


:roll:


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OK, some folks wanted me to post the routes that were climbed today. I'll do my best. First, let me put the link here for the C-Wall page in the QQ routes dbase. http://www.rockclimbing.com/...n.php?SectionID=5799
You'll notice that the routes are not ordered L->R like they should be, because the recent site improvements have rendered the ordering function dysfunctional. Sorry ...

So at C-Wall, as I remember it, there were the follow ropes (listed L->R :wink:)

left-most - to the left of orange paint is blood streaks, 5.9. to the right is ceaseless turmoil, 5.8.

left of center - straight over the overhangs is satisfaction, 5.6. the right side of the overhangs is double overhang, 5.6.

center (over what I call the arrowhead flake) - from bottom-left side of flake straight up is thin spot, 5.7. from left of flake trending right to top of flake, then straight up is yellow spot, 5.5, straight up middle of flake to top is flake direct, 5.6, right side of flake to top of flake and straight up is yellow spot alternate start.

right of center - palm, 5.7

right - dan's rope, I believe he had it up over starlight (roof problems) and small ceiling (right of roofs).

I also saw ascents of Lurch Direct and Layback on L-Face, and heard that there was climbing on M-Face (brrrr).

Again, I hope you will post what you climbed, expecially if I didn't mention it.

I'll spray first (shocker:shock:). I climbed constant absurdity, double overhang and palm.

How bout you? (and don't forget to enter your climbs into the dbase)


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hmmm was so high on crack I don't quite remember what I climbed...

think i did 'em all on the C wall. attempted a hard 5.9 or something on the M-face next to the doods that were dry-tooling. bailed on a lead as well which ended up as the humorous entertainment for all who watched and scared the hell outta me.

my feet are still frozen...


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Lessee, I believe I tr'd 8 lines on the C face; solo-tr'd that blocky steep thing some fellow had set up near the entrance to the C face quarry; then finished the day by tr-ing the cold 5.9 crack that Jeff mentions on M face, and Lieback on the whatever (L?). Sorry I can't give route names -- I'm not too clear on what anything was.


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Great fun. Special thanks to my belayer for his patience on those two projects I fell up. Many apologies for all the crumbly rock and muddy water I dropped on your head. :oops:

All the climbs I did were in Swingles, and don't have names yet, but if I may be so bold, they were (from L to R):

Face Forward 5.9. (Climb the face just to the right of the dihedral w/out using the obvious crack).

Crack Whore 5.8 The painful hand crack that goes up and left.

Finger F*ck 5.11+(?) The finger crack full of moss and water.

Diagon Ally 5.10+(?) Up the face on left side of arete for 8-10', then follow diagonal ramp up to same anchor as FF.

Right Makes Light 5.5 The arete.

GO


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Oh, and another pre-rc.commer who was there was Jason. He was kind enough to set up TRs on Pins and "crack whore" (and maybe other climbs too?).

GO


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wow, i had so much fun, thanks guys!!! you people are the best!!!
i am so excited about the climbing season this year, i learned how to set anchors today :D !!! (special thanks to cracklover and orangekyak)
i dont think i can wait long before going out again... weather permitting, im going back to qq tomorrow!!! anyone wanna go?
lets see... i climbed all sorts of stuff and i dont know what any of it is called (gabe -- do you get to name that arette?) but the last climb i did totaly froze me to the core, i dont think ill ever be warm again! it was so hard, i couldnt even feel the rock my hands were so numb!
but it was still awesome, you guys rock!!!
i cant wait till our next meeting!!! :P


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just a quick note elena - that hard climb was Lurch Direct, 5.10, and you did very well with building the anchor and climbing it. Way to go, kid :lol:


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Hey !

Bonez, Jeez I dunno, did I? you mean going right up first try, right?

I can't even think of the route names, but I know I climbed at all four ropes that were set by you guys on C-wall, and a couple of them, twice...I got up the "palm" thing first with jeremy's helpful beta, and slipped off the Blood Streaks/Ceaseless Turmoil(?) thing at the very bottom after setting my 2nd foothold (it was the wet shoes! I swear!), but then figured it out. All the routes were very challenging for me, what with those teeny tiny wrinkles for toe and finger grips...except for that one slip at the start of blood red, I didn't peel off anything else as I recall.

After I did all the ropes (except for that guy dan's) on C-wall, I walked over to where Bonez was (where all those decline walls are, opposite the tall peak with the many cracks, where jason was setting up ropes. ) and scrambled to the top of that peak and took a picture of the beantown skyline in the distance. that scrambling was scarier than any of the roped routes I did on C-wall ;-)

I wanted to stay and try out that wall jason was setting the anchor for, but I had to bail out for kid stuff...next time I really wanna do those cracks, it looks very appealing/scary...and we should set up a couple ropes on that decline wall eh? there's TONS of pins/bolts/pipes in the rock up top...

anyway I'm still ridin' the glow, it was a blast! Gravity just won't be the same ;-)

whoever esle took digipics, let's try to consolidate an Archive so we can all see what each other took.
gonna go back and work on the pic pages...
Robb


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Awe, sounds like you guys had a blast! I really wanted to go but I had to go to VT to UVM for my sis's 20th b-day. Are you planning on having more gatherings anytime soon? I have barely climbed outside at all and im dying to try some :)


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So where's the futher muckin' pics?


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Yah missed it dood. Robb did a fine job with the QQ pictures:

http://www.spockgoesmental.com/mass_climbers/3103qq.htm


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I have never been to Rose Ledge, but was thinking of going April 12. Could someone let me know how far from Boston it is, and how to get there. Sorry I missed QQ. I am also interested to see if I already know people from BRG that are on rc.com

Josh


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check out the rose ledge page in the Mass routes dbase. I'm going to update the first post in this thread to start gearing people up for the RL gathering.

The QQ gathering was a lot of fun so hopefully people will be interested in driving a little ways to enjoy Mass craggin.

The drive is about 90 minutes from Boston. I know that seems far to most of us, who are used to 20 minutes to the Quarries or whatever, but compare it to 135 minutes to Rumney and it's not too bad. Anyone have an idea for a rain scenario? Make a rain day (the next day, sunday the 13th) or move it to a gym? ideas?

o.k.


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sign me up for rose ledge!!! :D
i dunno... i guess ill bring cake or something.
cant wait (can we go sooner???),
elena

ps can someone give me a ride? i live on the way there if your coming from boston(ish).


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awesome, elena ... we might want to hold off on settling all the rides yet, because we might be able to meet at someplace like blockbuster in acton to carpool out there. We can reduce the number of cars going out there and stuff.

so let's phrase it like this ... who wants to meet at blockbuster in acton (Dunkin is right around the corner) at 830 am on the 12th of April? I'll be there.


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Forget Blockbuster, let's just meet at the Dunkin ...
to get to this Dunkin in Acton - take rt. 2 West through Concord and continue West on Rt. 2 after concord rotary.

At first light (about a mile) after rotary get in left lane. go straight at light but exit left onto rt. 111 about 100 yards after light.

go about 500 yards on 111 until you see a shopping plaza on your right. turn right but go past blockbuster and shoppin plaza on this side street. go up small hill and turn right into second smaller plaza (middlesex bank, dunkin, t.c. landos)...

sniff the air for dirty climber smell and search out a black VW gti ... that's me and my rig :)


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8:30a.m. eh....hmmm....


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Hey All,
It was great to at least have met some of you even though I wasn't able to climb. It was eating my alive to stand there and watch so I felt it was better for my sanity to leave the scene. Words can't describe how pissed I was. The upside is that I spent the afternoon in my basement figuring out my Reverso.

I'm up for Rose Ledge and once again will bring a wife for the group. I've got room for 2 more in my car (I'm in Medford or Medfid if you're from the area).

I'll be at the BRG on Wednesday or Thursady night if anyone's around.

Hey Rob, Sweet pics (who's the hammerhead in the red jacket? He sure doesn't look like he came to climb.)


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Jeremy, make me a definite for the Rose Ledges thang, I dunno if I'll meet you guys in Action tho, simply because that's kinda outta the way for me coming from milford, so best I just show up at the crag...I'll bring a cooler fulla sodas or something.

I have to add, anybody who want's to make another trip to QQ between now and then, let me know! I know I could make time between now and 4/12 to hit the Quarries again.

OH, I'll bring the digital camera again too...hopefully by then my climbing partner will be well enough to tag along.


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QQ climbahs'


Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssaaabbiiiii 8)

Had a great day at the quarries, got too match some faces with names and every won was so cool ,we had a pretty diverse group and I had an awesome time climbing with everyone.

Bonesz - Orangekyak thnx for getting this started

woooooooooooooooohhoooooooooooo RL here we come


I think RL might have good satellite reception------------
now if we only had a long enough cable :?:


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So is this Rose Ledge thing open to CT climbers as well? I'd be interested in going, and i know of a few other people who might want to come, too.


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So is this Rose Ledge thing open to CT climbers as well? I'd be interested in going, and i know of a few other people who might want to come, too.

sure! but from now on, you have to tell everyone you're from MA ;-)

I don't presume to speak for everyone but, the more the merrier, y'know?


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Hey,

I've been wanting to check out Rose Ledges for a while, count me in!


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I will be there, meet you all at the crag (I live west of Acton).
Anyone have a portable grill, if so lets bar-b-q? If not I will bring a bucket of cold fried chicken. I love greasy chicken!

-Erik


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I'm thinkin' of hittin' QQ this Sunday.

Anyone?


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I'd join you but...with any luck, I'll be climbing in Utah that day. Have fun!


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Possibly. I'll let you know later in the week.

Had fun meeting everyone. See you all in April or possibly sooner.
TD


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Granted, it's kind far out but forecast is for rain Sat. and Sunday. If it's dry I'd be in.

Yeh, I'm a wimp.


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if the weather cooperates sunday I'm going snowboarding with girlfreind, but the forecast doesn't look too promising...

but I'll definitely keep a day open the next couple weekends (15th/16th and 22nd/23rd) after that though for another QQ trip!


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Forecast for Sunday isn't so nice.

Anyway, I enjoyed mucking about last weekend, but think I'll wait for it to dry out a bit...

GO


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I'm thinking of the QQ for the weekend if the forcast is ok. Buying my wifey a harness, she'll be the belay diva. She's interested in it, (for muscle tone; yeah right, she wants to keep me away from the females)
So perhaps we'll meet again, Got to warn ya I'm an early rizah.

Only a little coffee this time..


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yo, if you're going to the quarries, check out the topo I just made. It works well with the online beta in the routes dbase.

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=11610

hope you like it, you can find it here in the rc.com photo dbase

enjoy


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Jer,

That is awesome! definately a help. Better than the map on boston rocks


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i'm going to be in boston on sunday, and have the whole day to kill.

anyone interested in meeting up for some climbing?

sarah


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looks like the weather ain't gonna cooperate.

sigh...i hate the northeast.


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It's a possibility, but the weather looks really poor at this point. Rain, snow, wind, high of 38 degrees. You never know though. If it gets nice I'll probably be at QQ.

TD


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I'll most likely be there, the wife insisted that I USE her as my belay....so no other cu -tees would have my life in their hands. Got her the new Singing rock "regge" harness, it's nicer than mine :( and couse of the size doesn't fit either. I figure the QQ would be a good place to acclimate her to the idea.

I'll see you soon. Can't wait for THIS winter to jus' go away !


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Anybody who's not up for QQ this weekend: I'll be at the BRG on Sunday morning. Happy to serve up a belay for any of the good folks I met last weekend.

GO


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Hey folks, farasnyl10 PM'ed me looking for something to do Sunday. If the weather doesn't cooperate, why don't one of you plastic-heads pick her up at alewife or something and take her to BRG? She's stuck in town waiting for her friend to take her to Nelson (WVA).

I'd do it but I have to lead a trip this weekend. Someone show the girl some southern hospitality (I think she's from Maine, lol) ...


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hmm well seeing as I'm a fellow Maine-iac maybe I should pick her up. she doesn't mind crackheads does she? i usually torch up while driving.


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Well if it's for QQ I can swing by and get her at Alewife since I live around the corner. Not sure however if I would go to the gym yet.


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hey TD did you get my PM about the AZ trip??


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what time are you all thinking of going on sunday?


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Hi everyone,
I just moved to Massachusetts and would like to join you on your next trip if there's room. Any plans before the Rose trip in April? Until then, you can probably catch me bumming around BRG after the 9-5 grind if anyone needs a belay.

-Pete


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hey,
mind if i join you guys at qq this weekend?
someone lemme know what time youre all going, im dying to climb again!
:) elena


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Hey, waaaaaaaassssssaaaaaaabbii !!!!

QQ this weekend,I'm in as long as the weather cooperates!!

and if it doesn't,Havn.t been to BRG in almost 2 years
I might even make an apperance

Don't quote me on that though


Mike


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I'll definitely be at the BRG. Last weekend was fun, but this weather is not conducive for rock climbing outdoors. Not for me, anyway. :roll:

I hope I'll see some of you at the BRG? I'll be there all morning, and into the early afternoon.

GO


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looks like the weather might cooperate after all. saturday looks better than sunday, but I'll give either day (or both) a go.

anyone?


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I would definitly be out for sat due to previous plans. I might be able to make sunday early afternoon sometime, but no promises.


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well it's probably gonna be a last minute decision. whomever is interested should PM me.


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bummer about QQ - I mean for me anyway having to miss it this weekend - got plans going saturday, sunday too...gonna try to hit QQ prolly the following weekend or the next...or the next...;-)

for any folks metrowest-south & worcester area, I'll be climbing at gravity in franklin (wideguy is supposed to show up too) sat afternoon from 2-5 pm...

I keep forgetting to mention (off-topic stuff coming) but my band is playing tonight at the Landing Strip Cafe in mendon MA, directions to the bar can be found on the band website thru my profile...hey, we're a ROCK band, this is about ROCK climbing, so I guess it IS on topic after all ;-)


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The weather looks good for Saturday:
"Sat Mar 08 Partly Cloudy 41/35 10 %"
I will be there if I can get a belay, how about 10:30am?
-Erik


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yooooooooo!!!

How's everyone doing? It's looking like Saturday's gonna be the day,forcecast is partly cloudy in the 40's, that will be like a nordic heaven in QQ..................................and sunday on the other hand is going to be rainy and miserable.......so says the weatherman>>> in N.E. they have been known to be wrong on ocassion

Still it looks like Sat/ will be the best bet though, who can make it.........
:P Who's With ME................ :) :) :)


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I'll give you a belay centmass

I think I make a fairly good anchor :lol: :lol:


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OK this is it there are too few nice days lately. I'm going to try and switch my plans around sat and make it. Keep your fingers crossed.


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Yeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahh TD , :D :D

That's the spirit................................... allright who else 8) don't be bashfull 8) ............that's it ,just step right up you know you want to 8) ............yes you right there... you want to go climbing 8) step right on up here 8) tell us what your name is ...............


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Hi my namez Don,Bonesz for short :shock: :shock: I'm a rock-oholick...have been for some time now, I don't know how I got hooked. I thought it would never happen to me. Now I'm perussing in gear stores, I can't help myself, and those rocks you see on the side of the highways....well, it's just good to be amongst those who are in the same boat..

YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHH BABY ! QQ ? SAT? hmmm let me think..I"M THERE ! but not till about noon, got a date at REI, and Galyans first thing in the AM. HEXES. Any one want coffee ? :shock: :shock: 8)


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ahh you dogs, goin' to QQ when I can't!!! oh well, I'll have to wait until next time to show off my new rope ;-)

can't complain too much, I finally convinced oldest daughter to come climbing with me, psyche!...the gym will be just her speed. Everybody send the vibes to light the climbing fire under her!

anyway hope the weather holds for ya, enjoy!


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Bonesz my brother,and we are brothers for I share them same pains,and the all mighty tells me that too purge theese demons you and I must Climb,Climb ,climb!!!!!!! :twisted:

Can I have an AMEN!!!

from the crowd of the weary Amen Foo amen Foo

Thank you brothers and sisters may climbing set your soul free who's next to purge the demons..............

You .........yes you...........


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I'll come along. Someone PM me and tell me where to go, when to be there, and how to find you guys. I have a bunch of TR gear if you need me to bring it too.


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Fear no snow, change your plans, hit the rock. I'm in!!!! What time? I was assuming 10:30, but I haven't heard back from Jeff or Foo yet. Anyone know? bonesz, I hear your 12, but what time for who else?

Sillymnkee, look back in this thread some, on the front page or maybe a few pages back, there are links to the quaries with directions. Or look them up in the routes database. We'll figure out what time.

See ya'll
TD


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Jeff called, we'll be at QQ by noon.


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hey!
count me in (+ friend) for saturday morning!
can anyone give me directions from 95 south? please?
elena :wink:


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12:10 hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

banged up and getting my gear ready yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiippeeeeeeeeeeeeee :D

Can't waite to see all your ugly mugs in the morning!!!!!! :shock: :shock:

Mike


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does anyone happen to have by any chance an extra harness for my friend?
shed really appreciate it!
:D
thanks


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sure Elena I'll bring an extra harness for your pal!!!!! I have a girls harness and an extra BD Bod... should cover it........

and just in case your wondering if I'm a freak in a girls harness :lol: :lol: It's actually my sisters she climbs with now and then 8) 8)


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GOOD MORNING Kiddies, it's going to be a beautiful day at the Quarries, a crispy start early in the morning warming up to 47 degrees ! Which on the rock translates to above 57..... Bring your water bottles and milk crates, cause there is gonna be some climbing going o-n-n. Your all sick, what the heck are you doing up so early anyways ? :shock:

I'LL SEE YOU AT THE CRAGS ! :shock:


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good lord'
thats early I havnt seen that time of day in a long time. Unless I'm coming home, thats been known to happen :oops:


foo


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Hey ... I've been gone for awhile. Would someone PM me and fill me in as to what is happening in Mass. Sure beats trying to read alol these threads.

Thanks ... Handjammer48


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guys...
my mom wont give me the car!!! i cant go...
im so bummed...
:cry:
elena


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*comf* all those who couldn't make it. The weather was great but we should have brought a boat to belay from.
I have tape shaped tan-lines on my hands and major tannage on my face. Now everyone can tell what I was doing (not studying).

Just another fun day out at the quarries.

Nice whipper!


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too bad I didn't get outta bed until 2pm and then tried to climb with a crazy hangover. I don't think I got more that 15 feet off the ground all day.

hah.


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Had a blast, it was good to meet Pete from Chicago, got to figure out how to keep the shoes dry. The wet crack kicked my a__. I think strength training is in order !

That was the best fall/ wipper I've ever seen. It's not flying it's Mike falling with style :shock: :shock:

In case I haven't mentioned it , thanky you for letting me "tag along" and climb with you guys, nice of you to bring stranger in.

I'm gonna stop with the DD, perhaps next time cold cuts and actual food.."sweets are good once in a while, but-cha can't live on 'em"

DIDN'T GET BAGGED !!!!!!!

Had a blast. :)


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sorry I missed QQ outing, but had a good time at Gravity none the less. Met up with wideguy there, had several good climbs.

my oldest daughter Haley came along and really got into it *psyche!!!* I think she's gonna accompany me and her brother regularly...I'll work her into it , and eventually talk her into coming to QQ.. heh, my evil fatherly plan!

was that big area of ice all melted at C wall?


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WOW ... I'm so jealous that you got to climb this weekend. Did some snowshoeing on Mt. Adams and stayed at a cabin up there with 11 students this weekend ... fun, but still work (and definitely not climbing). I wish I was there with ya ... oh well, I'm going to Tennessee next weekend ... Today looks nice too (Sunday). Someone distract my girlfriend - I'll grab my rack and be at the quarries in 30 ... :twisted:


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Um, okay orangekayak, you head to the Quarries, I'll grab your girlfriend's rack! Isn't that what you asked for? LOL!!! I crack me up!

Sorry I missed out, folks. Looked like it turned into a great-weather-weekend. Hopefully next time.

GO


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Sup yaahll

OMG!! The weather was so beautiful!!!! With the sun reflectiong of the snow it was like an oven. Too bad that also incresed the seepage along with the fresh snow.......................but that all adds to the Ambi'ance

It was good to see a few familiar faces,and to meet a few more!!

Got my ash handed to me by a .9-.10a sport ,still not sure wich!! Tooled a sweet 20' that tossed centmass for a ride! then On my 2nd assualt couldn't quite make the last bolt before the t/o and wished my helmet was on my head instead of keeping a sitting rock safe from harm,and took a nice one again. Thankfully on both occasions I had some great belay's,Thanks again.!!!

Bonesz is the man again he brought Java and goodies----------plus he brought a huge piece of rubber roof that made a great belay/changing station----------------and yes I'm sayin it out loud that flake was Wet!!


oh and those of you who didn't show up
Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo we missed ya but not that much cause we were climbing!!!!



foo


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I'll be the "accomodater" any time, any where. You folks know how to have a good time. My alter ego says that I can do a lot more, It's nice to have met people with both intelligence and a sence of humor. By far the best , high quality peeps I've ever met.

I got off clean, never a suspicion. :D I'm psyched to have had the opportunity to invest time with y'all, although you all make it look too easy.

Tape is of the gods !! Feel free to give me a call, 978-828-9992 to firm up plans or if you need coffee !

Y'all rock.


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foo - what sport route? Do you mean Needles? You're one lucky camper - last time I checked, that sucker was protected by 1/4 inch buttonheads. Yeah, I've held small falls on one of the bolts, but man - you're a brave soul - those things are ticking time bombs!

Oh, and I've led it too. :) Nice climb, eh?

GO


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hahaha ... i was wondering if someone would comment on that. those bolts look sketchy!!!!


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yeah they looked alil rough but when your up there and there's nothing else ,,,,,,,,then they'll have to do. I'll tell ya the 2 I dropped on took some decent falls. There wasnt much to cling to up there either

Not sure If it was called needles or not but I'll take your word on it,it was only 4-5 bolts to the top ,on M-face between tensile strength .9+ and Bombay .10.

lol just thinking about it heheheeeeeeh 8)


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Four bolts, bit of a runout between 3 and 4. Yup, that's Needles - as in Pins and Needles. Nobody hammers pins into Pins (the crack just left of the climb you led) anymore, but the 1/4 inch needles are still sticking out of Needles! I'm not sure how hard it is, 9 or 10, but at the time I led it, it was the hardest route I'd ever flashed. Sure felt good!

Seriously, though, the climb should really have those bolts replaced. I strongly suggest that until then, anyone who leads it should try really hard not to fall on those bolts.

Cheers!

GO


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It was an interesting belay I tell ya. Mike gets up there and clips in, 'they look ok' I'm feeling good, until he get's to the 3rd and relates that 'it's a little sketchy'. Now I'm just sittin there waiting for him to peal and pop one as I try to run my fat arse backwards to get the slack in. Thankfully I did't have to exert myself. :D

It was a great day out there, although a tad damp in some of those cracks.

Bonesz, glad you got away with it. you had me worried as you were leaving. Figured your wife would be dumping you body in QQ like in the old days.

See ya'll
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I figured that last bolt must be sketchy after I watched Foo turn the hanger around to more easily clip it.

sheesh...


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Thinking I should have stayed to the left of that last bolt I clipped instead of being underneath it , that would have given me the move .

I was trying to work back over and was seriously spent from hanging in that precarious position and extremley glad those bolts had a generous amount of life left in them!!!

All in all it was fun,but I need to go back and send it.


Foo


I'm glad you didn't have to exert yourself too TD!!!!!
hehehe


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Well, having changed back into the work cloathes I had, and stopping at the shop in Billrica, swapping trucks; mine for the company truck I left in that morning....helped a lot.
I had (usually have) a good daily burn on my face, she knows I was outside. When asked "how was your day ?" I replied, ' good mostly hung around, had coffee, '

Does this make me a closet climber ? :roll:
Got good beta on who makes "bigger" harnesses. I'll get her out there soon, My bro-in-law is on spring break from the 14th till the 21st, I'll grab nim by the neck and make him hump my gear next time. :twisted:

If the weather is good, I'll certainly be thare again, this time I'll tell mumma !


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Glad Mamma didn't catch you she might have to whoop your ash, and then you'ld be to sore to climb. Hopefully she'll be out there climbing with you/us soon :)


Climb ..climb...climb....... till mama takes your harness awayyyyyy......... 8) 8)


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[#006600:17617e6f59]Jeremy-
I am a definite maybe. I should have the day off but, yet again, I must wait for the schedule to actually hit the wall to be sure. Count me in for now and I'll let you know if something goes awry. I should be seeing you at D&D for another caffeine fix on the way up.


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Looks like it's going to be another great weekend for climbing. Who's up for it?


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Hello boys and girls, the forcast for the weekend is in the 50's, that's practicly a heat wave...I'll bring the rubber :shock: and food food, this time, any suggestions ? Rolls or bread, salami, or liverwerst ? Y'know, feedback..

This time I already informed the warden that I'm most likely going to be there, so that's all set. Pete, I'll be there Sat am at 7:30 or there abouts, I'm gonna have some routes set up this time.

Elena ? Elenas partner ? Those who missed last weekend ? ROB ? and his shiny new shtuff ? C'mon I know you want to touch it....

PM me or call 978-828-9992 cell
Later

Don 8)


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Can't make it this time. I'll be in NYC on sat. Have fun.


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I'm new to the area so I wouldn't mind getting a flavor of other crags around here. Is there a place other than QQ that's decent this time of year? If not, Quincy is fine with me.


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[#006600:03c6bf9d5e]sillymnkee-
QQ isn't even really good this time of year, but it is climbable and we just couldn't wait any longer. There are some other good climbs in the immediate area, and some really nice stuff if you don't mind driving a few hours, but we might have to wait a couple more weeks for the weather to cooperate before we get a decent day of climbing in. In the forseable future we do have a this Rose Ledge group climb, on April 12th, and another one at Redrock in Gloucester, on May the3rd, already in the works. I know it seems like forever away so if you really need to get you climbing fix there are a couple of climbing gyms in the area (Boston Rock Gym, Gravity Rock Gym, Vertical Dreams, Boulder Morty's, RI Rock Gym) to satiate your hunger.


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Bonez, 7:30 A at QQ? hmmmmm...a morning climb might actually be workable, it'd have to be a early day for me, got much activity planned that I can't get out of... I'd have to bail out by noon, latest, unfawchanetly

you KNOW I wanna drag that new stuff out ;-)

lemme see what I can work out, but I ain't makin' no promises yet.


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Quincy was quite nice last weekend, though a little muddy when the snow started melting. If its going to be clear and in the 50s I'll probably end up there sometime with my friends. Hope to see you guys.


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7:30 am? I don't think my alarm clock goes that early. But I'll try to be there some time during the late morning.


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You silly geese ! I didn't mean that anyone else should be there at 7:30 ?!
I'm prone to wake up between 4-4:30 am to go to work, after 17 years of that you can't sleep later, no matter how drunk you get the night before :shock: . I'm more or less shooting for that time,
A: cuz it's peaceful that early
B: so I can just be all set up if / when peeps arrive
C: So I don't waste any prescious climbing time
D: I'm in the mood to put the guide book to the rock, and see if I can identify the routes.

Feel free to sleep in, I'm sure I could keep myself busy, practicing self rescue and placements. Besides I want to get a good pkg spot again !

On the menu this weekend...cold cuts, munchies, sodas, water.
Any preffrences better PM me so I get it. Soon I'll be humpin the weber grill too 8)


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hey folks, i'm not going to make it out to QQ this weekend, as I've sprayed before, I'm going to Tennessee (hehehehehe) to climb at T-Wall, Foster Falls and perhaps Obed. A couple quick notes from me ...

Multitad - I'll update the first post to reflect your desire to attend Rose LEdge and meet us at Dunkin in Acton.

Bonesz - check out the QQ page again - http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/listArea.php?AreaID=1003 I tried making a usable "topo" - really more of a wall locator. Compliments the routes section well.

TO ALL MASS CLIMBERS - TWO REQUESTS ....

1. Please go to the routes dbase (link I just posted above) the day after you go climbing and enter your climb on the routes in there. Why do this? It adds to the beta for the climb, lets you spray a little, makes my posting look a little less like spraying (hehehe), and shows the rest of the folks on here exactly how active and awesome we MASS CLIMBERS are. Do it folks, it's fun.

2. SUBMIT PICTURES TO THE SITE ... We really need some pictures of climbing at the various crags ... ESPECIALLY CROW HILL ... I'm sick of seeing that kayak picture (obviously I don't have a problem with kayaks, but come on).


And have a safe fun weekend. I look forward to climbing with y'all very soon. It's going to be time to start talking about April Rumney trips soon ...


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I should be at QQ this Saturday at some point...who else is in?

Also, count me in for the Rose Ledge trip.


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I'll be there on Saturday
rest assured 8) 8)

cause I know you were all askin yourselves "Hey I wonder if Foo's gonna be there) :lol: :lol:

50 F better bring the sun tan oil..........its gonna be a hot one!!!!!!!!



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I'm psyched ! My bro-in-law ADAM is in 8) He's very cool, and he'll, hump my stuff ! :shock: He goes to U-Mass ,Amhurst he's a soffmore. Writing is his major, I think.
He's pumped to climb and he'll spray like crazy......Really he's good people ! don't know if he's climbed outside yet...gotta get pics of him.

We'll see you there...NO Whippers !


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everything's worked out, I'll be at QQ sat morning bright and early...gotta bail at noon, but I'll be climbin' until then.


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yah I gotta split early too...got a show that night. You all should come! I'm playing at TT The Bear's in Cambridge.


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I got a breakfast date but should be able to hit QQ around noon. Expect to see me if it does turn out to be a nice day.
Also check out the work I did to the Redrock/Hardy Mountain (http://www.rockclimbing.com/...Area.php?AreaID=3886) and Stage Fort Park (http://www.rockclimbing.com/...Area.php?AreaID=5871)sections of the Routes database. If Redrock peaks you interest post a reply to my thread entitled "who is up for an outdoor climb @ Redrock in Gloucester?" (http://www.rockclimbing.com/...iewtopic.php?t=27538) and let us know that you are interested.
Sorry about the sloppy links, I can't seem to get HTML to work for me here!


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Sat Mar 15 Cloudy 37/29 10 %
Sun Mar 16 Cloudy 49/43 10 %

Anyone want to climb Sunday?
-Erik


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Arggg, maybe we should wait till Sunday...I'm used to this c-rap but, maybe y'all aren't. It would give it a chance to melt off....I'm open for ideas.


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hmmmmm...yeah but tomorrow is supposed to be sunny, and that'll let the rock warm up and melt stuff off.


saturday might be kinda chilly what with the cloudyness and all.
sunday does look to be the better day temp wise...I'm keeping both mornings open. whichever day, I have to take off noontime. concensus?


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I might be up for Sunday. Saturday I'm busy.

GO


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sunday I could stay longer..

will probably have a hangover though due to the gig I'm playing Sat. night.

oh well.


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I can climb on either day so I wouldn't mind switching to Sunday since it's going to be warmer.


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I have kind of an odd request, Um the next time someone goes to the BRG, could someone check the lost and found for my eye glasses ? The one /only time I was there I left em on a changing bench by the little changing booths near the front...I just realized that's where I had them last.

They are squarish , brownish rims by Armani, the ear rests are slightly chewed up, and the lenses are a bit scratched. In general they are a little pair of glasses. :shock:

It would be greatly appriciated, your reward for this tastk, will be food, of your choice :D


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dude, bonesz, call BRG and ask them to look for you. They'll set them aside for ya. : )


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I could climb on Saturday or Sunday. If we climb Saturday then I plan on climbing Crow Hill on Sunday where the extra warmth is necessary.

Guess I will be there Saturday dressed warmly unless someone feels strongly about it.


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So it seems the natural progression is moving out of Boston, When are we going to Crow Hill, Erics territory ? He's got a heck of a commute to the QQ, Cro-magnum a nice 5.10 looks great in the guide ! Plans,plans plans, 8)


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I always thought Cro-magnon was an 11? Anyway, it's a hell of a nice route. Ditto for Tarzan. If anyone's headed out that way sometime soon and needs a partner, give me a shout. I've been wanting to lead Tarzan for a while now.

I think I might have to bag out on QQ. Sorry. If it's warm enough, I'm going to give Rumney a shot on Sunday.

Have fun!

GO


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just checked the weather, saturday is supposed to be partly cloudy and 40 F...QQ tomorrow AM?, or is everybody more tuned in to going sunday?


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i think sunday works better for me as i would have to leave early tomorrow to make a gig.

it's gonna be warmer sunday anyways.


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Yeah, I'm thinking the group thing on sunday, it'll be warmer and it'll give me a chance to spent time with the bro-in-law. He's pumped.

It'll also take the pressure off to get all the food tonite, so I can spend some time with the gerl I married.
I'll still plan on going earlier than later, gots to hear what the rock says :shock:


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y'all suck. Not that Saturday was a much better chance, but Sunday is right out. I'll be thinking of you all when I'm carrying a sofa bed down from a third floor apartment .

I'd rather be climbing.


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OKAY, QQ sunday AM it is...

Bonez, I'll be there early (7:30-8:00 am), 'cuz I gotta bail early...

wideG, I'll be at Gravity saturday afternoon, 3-ish, if you're interested.


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If anyone has any spare 3.5" floppies, I can bring my digital camera and take some cool pics. See you tomorrow around noon.


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I am so jealous! Today was pretty crappy but Sunday, when I have to work, looks good. But I hope that you all have fun @ QQ without me.


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WAAAAAAHHH "my roof has a bad leak !".. :evil: :evil: I hate my boss !

You folks are probobly still there :cry: Hope you didn't starve :shock:

There'salways next weekend......


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ya missed a kick arse day mate, and rob DID starve. hahaha


good times.


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You guys missed a great day, I got there at 8:am, and hooked up with a group of four climbing C-wall, set up my rope over the Flake routes in the middle...

my very first anchors ion C-wall were bomber thank you very much...

after I set up (and triple checked) the anchors I used my grigri to self belay down the face, worked mint! climbed a bunch on all three ropes on C-wall , and then pulled my rope and went over to L-face, there I hooked up with Jumaringjeff and foograbbinstone. I set up my rope over the face (Jeff double-checked my top rope anchor knots after i['d got done setting up.) in between the cracks and the corner, and got my ass handed to me several times trying to get barely 8 feet off the ground... finally with enough coaching (and grunting and groaning and cursing) and solid rope pulling by jeff I made it about 3/4 of the way up...tough route!

Jeff thanks for pulling hard on the rope, I wouldn'a got up otherwise ;-) that route kicks ass!

of course, Foo made it to the top, but not without struggle...

I also bumped into two other Gravity Regulars Don and Lauren, with a couple other friends of theres. my feet hurt and my fingers hurt and I'm gonna have a kick ass bruise on my knee from one swing I took on theat last route...


great day!!!!

forgot to takew pics oops! oh well

fricken beauytioful weather!!!


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yoooooooooo,

WHat a great day it was!

I saw Robbovius and Jumaringjeff and Sillymnkee,but where were the rest of you! Boooooooooooooooooo.shame on you!!!!!!!!!! :( :(

That route we were on is Bombay I believe 5.10 and yes that route was a pain,thanks again for the excellent belay Rob :D

Oh and the route we did on Gface the stepy slab if it makes ya feel any better the start was 5.5 but the slab part is a .2 :lol: :lol:

My sling My sling where did it go.............. Oh it's in my pack!!!!! :oops:

Got to play with a Gri Gri today thanks to mnkee..... I liked it, nice smooth feed, lever worked great..............didn't it Mnkee.....lallalaalallal ..............hey..........lalallalalalla...............hey!!!!

How many fools can fall through the ice after the first Foo!! :lol:

Bonesz working again huh.%(&%&^% pagers hated being on call!!!

OK question is where to go next week, QQ is cool but going there every sunday is like listening to a long winded priest doing the same sermon he did the week before.

Any suggestions....comments........ass aches...



FoO

ps. keep a sharp eye on Jeff during speed raps :lol: :lol:


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rob -

i wasn't pulling on the rope. it was all you dude. nice climbin'


8)


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i say we give crow hill a try next week. i'm dyin' to lead that practice face crack...


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