Tag Archives: Rock Climbing

Gervasutti Pillar

Gervasutti Pillar on Mt Blanc du Tacul Simply a classic.  Mt Blanc du Tacul boast some of the finest low commitment easy access alpine routes beyond the Aiguilles de Midi.  The Gervasutti Pillar is one of the best.  The Pillar has 1,200m of climbing up to 6a rock climbing and mixed terrain to top out [...]

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Ten Centimeters of Steel!

With the spring showers we have the change of the season.  Yes ice climbing is done for the year but we enter the spring skiing season and rock climbing season.  In the past two weeks I have guided a little bit of everything.  Ice climbing up on Mt. Washington, ski mountaineering on Mt. Washington, and [...]

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November on Mt Washington

November on Mt Washington can be just about anything. I just returned from three days staying at Hermit Lake shelter and climbing. Mt Washington is by far the best mountaineering destination in NH and is really only rivaled by Mt Katadin in Maine in the North East. The great thing about Mt Washington is one [...]

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Ah…Fall!

Ah…Fall! It is the season to wrap up rock climbing projects finish up the yard projects and batten down the hatches for winter. It is also the season to train. The spring transition from ice climbing season to rock climbing season is always a shock. Your big muscle groups like your quadriceps and latissimus dorsi [...]

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MT Willard; little big Mountain.

Three days on Mt. Willard in March reminded me why it is one of the best little mountains around. Mt Willard is only 2865 feet tall, which is even small by New England standards, and the southeast face is only 800 feet if you include every slabby inch of it. Most of the routes are [...]

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