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#50217 - 01/03/10 03:00 PM New Climbing Guidebook to Southern New Hampshire
GunksWest Offline
journeyman

Registered: 11/24/00
Posts: 91
Loc: west o' the rockies
I am getting close to finishing a new climbing guidebook to southern New Hampshire, which will hopefully be out by early summer 2010. The guide will include rock and ice climbs at:
Carr's Cove
Concord Quarry
Dame Road Boulder
Dumplingtown Hill
Joe English
Londonderry Boulder
Pawtuckaway
Priest Road Cliff
Rock Rimmon
Stonehouse Pond
and other more obscure areas (Atlantic Heights, New England Center, Rock Rimmon, Wallis Sands, etc).

For historical purposes, I have decided to include areas (like Stonehouse Pond) that may not currently be open to climbing. It will be made very clear that people should not climb at any area for which they do not have permission.

As for bouldering, I am listing some general areas, but it is not my goal to document all of the bouldering routes that have been done.

If you have:
*other areas that you think should be included
*route information that was not included in any of the past guidebooks
*historical/funny tidbits
*action photos
or anything else that you think would make this a better guidebook, please contact me ASAP.

thanks!

todd swain
swain@schat.net
www.toddswain.com

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#50219 - 01/03/10 06:21 PM Re: New Climbing Guidebook to Southern New Hampshire [Re: GunksWest]
chip Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2677
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
That sounds great, Todd.

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#51167 - 04/04/10 02:28 PM Re: New Climbing Guidebook to Southern New Hampshire [Re: chip]
GunksWest Offline
journeyman

Registered: 11/24/00
Posts: 91
Loc: west o' the rockies
Update:
Progress is still being made on this guidebook project. I've received LOTS of info from people on a multitude of places that I had never heard of before. A BIG thanks goes out to those folks. The bad news is that I'm behind schedule and am now looking at getting the guide to the printer sometime this summer rather than this spring (this should make the guide a PERFECT Christmas gift for family and friends!).

I have recently gotten route info on Goffstown/Dunbarton/Rattlesnake, Grimwauld Place, a bunch of places around New Durham and some places in and around Henniker. The area covered by the guide has been expanded and will have a northern boundary of the south shore of Lake Winni, the VT border on the west, the Mass border to the south and the NH seacoast on the east.

Any and all info for places within these boundaries would be most appreciated!

I am still looking for:
1) A rumored guide to Marlow by Paul Duval
2) Info on the history of climbing at Deer Leap
3) Additional info on Great Falls and Fall Mt on the VT border
4) Info on the Bears Den in Gilsum
5) Westmoreland railway cut (both ice and rock routes)
6) A guide to Swanzey (unknown author and date)
7) Route info for Pack Monadnock and North Pack Monadnock
8) Info for any and all ice and rock routes around Henniker

Thanks!!!
swain@schat.net

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#51935 - 05/07/10 10:52 PM Re: New Climbing Guidebook to Southern New Hampshire [Re: GunksWest]
GunksWest Offline
journeyman

Registered: 11/24/00
Posts: 91
Loc: west o' the rockies
Work progresses

I'm currently looking for:
1) Info on Sunapee/Newbury RR Cut
a) when it was first climbed
b) who placed the bolts
c) descriptions and ratings of the ice routes there

2) Info on The Gallery (NW of Alton Bay and Mt Major)
a) when it was first climbed
b) route descriptions and ratings

3) Info on Mink Hills (N of Henniker)
a) when it was first climbed
b) route descriptions and ratings

4) Info on the Dog Kennel (Gilford)
a) when it was first climbed
b) ice route descriptions and ratings

5) Info on Spectacle Pond (Groton)
a) when it was first climbed
b) route descriptions and ratings


thanks!

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#56757 - 02/22/11 02:04 AM Re: New Climbing Guidebook to Southern New Hampshire [Re: GunksWest]
GunksWest Offline
journeyman

Registered: 11/24/00
Posts: 91
Loc: west o' the rockies
Work continues. I have about 80 rock, ice and bouldering areas documented thus far.

I'm still looking for:
1) Info on Sunapee/Newbury RR Cut
a) when it was first climbed and by whom
b) who placed the bolts
c) descriptions and ratings of the ice routes there

2) Info on The Gallery (NW of Alton Bay and Mt Major)
a) when it was first climbed and by whom

3) Info on Burton Peak
a) exact route locations
b) ratings
c) climbing history
d) action photos

4) Fall Mountain
a) route descriptions beyond what is currently posted online
b) climbing history

5) Action Photos

6) Historical Photos

7) Ice Photos (Stonehouse, Concord Quarry, et al)

8 Concord Quarry
a) info about the aid routes on the left wall
b) info about the free routes on the left wall

9) Info on any climbing areas between North Walpole, Newport and Lebanon in west central NH

thanks!


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#60757 - 10/04/11 02:52 PM Re: New Climbing Guidebook to Southern New Hampshire [Re: GunksWest]
GunksWest Offline
journeyman

Registered: 11/24/00
Posts: 91
Loc: west o' the rockies
Last call for input for the upcoming southern New Hampshire climbing guidebook...

I expect to do (what I hope will be) final field work in November after the leaves are off of the trees. If you have new route or new area info, now's the time to submit it...

Same goes with photos - if you have good action photos or historical pictures, now is the time to let me know.

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