I have traveled to climb in many beautiful places and what I have found is that New Hampshire is one of the finest around. NH is my home, and I am psyched to be here.
Aubrey and I have climbed for many years together at Cannon, Cathedral and Rumney. We both are always amazed with the quality of climbing, the spectacular scenery at all the venues. Cannon is one place we both truly enjoy, its the big cliff, with spectacular positions, wild exposure, thoughtful climbing, and a variety of exciting and challenging routes.
The Whitney Gilman is a route I have climbed many times over the years. The experience never gets old, its always a fun and exciting for me. Aubrey asked, if I get tired of climbing the same routes and to be perfectly honest I replied no. I love all the places I work, the people I climb with, and the ones we met along the way. The guiding work/life is a fantastic path!!!
This was the scene for Aubrey and I. Clouds floated above Cannon and the Whitney Gilman Ridge creating this beautiful image on the approach. Aubrey and I were both psyched for another day on Cannon.
The approach talus field is extensive, one can feel lost in a sea of boulders. It provides an effective warm up routine before the real climbing begins.
Aubrey enjoying the exposure and thoughtful climbing. The Whitney Gilman Ridge has many options, route finding can be a challenge, rock quality is varied, it is a stout 5.7/5.8 route depending on the chosen climbing line.
A one of a kind alpine rock ridge. The routes weaves back an forth along the 600 foot ridge.
Aubrey working through the pipe pitch crux area. He is enjoying the exposure climbing on the north wall, the steep technical moves, this is what we come for!!!
High on the wall Aubrey and I truly enjoyed the climb. It is a climb we have both done many times but it never gets old.
A beauty for sure Cannon Cliff New Hampshire.