Two weeks ago a group of us headed up to my friend Alex’s place in Lincoln for a NH brewfest followed by a trek up the Flume Slide trail which summits Mt. Liberty. It was every bit as steep as I remember, with the slide itself being about as steep as you would want to hike without some grippy climbing shoes.
It was a beautiful day and we managed to avoid a band of storms that swept across the more northern part of the Fraconia ridge.
Last weekend Sweeney and I revisited College Rock, about a year after Sukes and I first checked it out.
There was only one other pair of climbers there, probably because of 90 degree weather with 100% humidity. Still, it was tolerable under the canopy and we set on a 5.7-5.8 with a few variants. I think it was Send Money/More Money.
The climb was a little crimpy, but fun, and we both tried it a few times. However, as we were resetting the top-rope, a band of storms rolled through, so we decided to boulder for a bit instead. The right side of the wall is lower and flatter, which allows for some fairly safe bouldering despite the fact that I don’t have a pad.
I’m hoping to focus more on climbing over the next couple of weeks. I’d really like to do some more sport or trad in the near future.