Tag Archives: Cannon Cliff

Two Days on Cannon

The Ghost, on Cannon Cliff is named for the white brush stroke on the big wall section of the cliff.  The Ghost IV 5.7 A3 is a summer aid line often linked with the Ghost Roof IV 5.9 A4.  Once linked up they make a grade V aid climb that is great training for big [...]

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Around the next corner?

Winter is chugging along as we draw closer to March.  The warm February days and cold nights are helping some climbs fatten up while others with no snow above or with full southern aspect are getting beaten up pretty good.  Tales of 75 foot falls riding pillars off from the Promenade at Lake Willoughby make [...]

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After the melt down.

Just before the melt down I was able to sneak in  a climb on Omega on Cannon Cliff.  Omega is a ephemeral classic that should not be missed when it comes in.   It often only lasts a few days and should be absolutely avoided when the temps rise and the sun is out (I [...]

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First day of the Season

First day of the season is always a good day.  I have been fortunate enough to continue my tradition of making the first day of the season at Cannon Cliff.  This past week I joined Eugene Kwan for a fun day of linking up Fafnir and the Whitney-Gilman ridge.  It is a classic link combining [...]

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A few days to rest.

Day 17 (away from home). Heard from Kevin briefly a little earlier this evening. Enough coverage to learn that things are still going well. They have been at advanced base camp (around 19,000′) for the past several days acclimatizing and staring at the cold, snowy, icy face. Kevin said it kind of looks like Cannon [...]

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Three days on Cannon

About a month ago I enjoyed the first climb of the season on the Black Dike, Cannon Cliff with Cheryl. It was one of those perfect early winter days where the air was cold, the sky was clear, and the conditions were great. The only challenge was the foot of snow over the boulders on [...]

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