Wow – it was so good to be in NH rock climbing on Cannon this week.
Mike a good friend and long time guest was chomping at the bit to get out and rock climb on the big stone. The weather was finally cooperating so we kept on track for a mid week day on Cannon. Moby Grape is one of the very popular classic route, the prize on this cliff. Mike was prepped and ready for Moby Grape
I love this view of Cannon on my drive up Interstate 93. This day was clear and sunny for us. A spectacular days on the cliff high above the valley of Franconia Notch.
The center of Cannon with the NH rock climb Moby Grape in view.
Mike in cruise mode after a battle with the 100 foot Reppy’s crack.
Mike found Reppy’s pitch long, strenuous. The main problem with Reppy’s crack for most is the pain from stuffing and torquing the feet in the crack. A suffer fest for 100 feet then the climbing eases up with varied cracks and face climbing to the top!!!
The upper pitches on Moby Grape wind there way through the overlaps via cracks, corners and slabs. It is a route finding challenge for the first timer but once you have the route dialed in your mind you will find excellent climbing. Mike is enjoying this fine 5.7 pitch high above the talus field.
Taped hands is a plus for this route. Physical crack climbing is required on many pitches and the taped gloves give one the extra edge.
Bug season is here. Not bad on this day but the hoody keeps the head covered and not in view is the pants stuffed into the socks to complete the enclosure. The bugs only last a few weeks, if you want to be on Cannon just tough it out and climb.
The summer season is just about here. Its the time to climb up high in the mountans and Cannon is one special place.
Mike what a great job climbing on this day. I certainly enjoyed the Moby Grape on Cannon with you. Thank you for this fantastic day,