Hector's Climb and Hikes
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of some of these trips and other adventures...
2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 |
1999 | 1998
- New Years at Camelot, ice climbing at the Flume... pictures forthcoming.
- There will probably be a 4 month hiatus in my adventures due to my
thesis writing... after which I will come back with a vengeance never seen before...
- Thesis has been completed. Turned in August 21st, 2003.
- Photo Albums Rock climbing and alpinism in the
Canadian Rockies, eh?...I have now switched to photo albums but still deciding on exactly how trips will be reported...
- New Years at Camelot, ice climbing at the Flume the next day
- 1/11-1/12, Winter School Trip. Night Ice climbing at the Flume,
hiking to Mt Pemigewasset and hiking up Georgiana Falls. Trip Report
- 1/18-1/20, Winter School Trip. Night Ice climbing at the Flume,
camping near the junction of wilderness trail and Franconia Falls JCT;
and attempt on Mt. Bondcliff.
Some Unorganized pictures, Concise and Cool trip report by Amy Fair, and a longer no-no-details trip report by me
- 1/25-1/27, Winter School Trip. Joined Robert's FTX trip to attach
North Baldface the long way. From Rte 113 in Maine, starting at like
2am we XC 6.5 miles down the road, then 4 miles down Wild River
Trail. Drop our packs, build snow shelters for 1 hour, and then head
for North Baldface summit, which includes 4 miles of hiking up Eagle Link
Trail. This all with no sleep. We summit around 4pm on saturday.
Head back down, eat, sleep, and then ski out the next day.
- 2/09, Up Huntington Ravine, saw sunrise, came back down, too cold, and
too much equipment.
- 2/16, Mt Washington Summit via ice climb Pinnacle Gully (NEI3). Trip
report in video form. Drove out of Boston at 7:30pm, eat along the
way, started hiking at Midnight, at the base of climb at 3:50am. Surprisingly
there were no lines and no one ahead of us. We topped out at alpine
garden at 7am, summit at 10am, hang out, chill out, and then back
down. Tried to downhill ski with leather boots, did not work. As
a note, filming, make up, lighting, shots takes a lot of time, and oh,
forgot, this was Erin's first time above tree line, winter hiking (second),
first time ice climbing, so a lot of firsts for her...
- 2/24, Kinsman Notch Ice Climbing with Rick Abbot. There was Bill
from Providence leading a recently established M5 mixed climbed. Try
to top rope that, got up high, but no cigar...
- 3/3, Kinsman Notch Ice Climbing again with Rick. Did a little
better visiting the old climb. Also checked out the area that
according to Rick is only "100 yds." More like 400 yds, very
nice, led the chimney/gully up the middle, similar to Dracula, but less
steep. The day was super warm, like 40F. We really lucked out,
as soon as we got back to the cars it started to rain (pouring).
- 3/24-4/01 Spring Break in Red Rocks Canyon Nevada, take 2.
Did a bunch of climbs, and satisfied my small goal of doing 50 trad pitches in 9 days. Which is not much, but you would be suprised how hard it is if you dont have guanranteed partner and a "tight schedule". I pretty much climbed with a different person everyday which was cool. Among the highlights, there is Refried Brains, Prince of Darkness (right after which I bought a belay seat), Chrimson Chrysalis, and capping it all with Epinepinephrine. Also did a "5.10", Y2K, which is what people call a one-move-wonder, lots of 5.8-5.9 climbing. The crux move is well protected. Unfortunately you have to be careful on the very last pitch, I accidentally knocked a boombox size boulder that almost flattened my belayer; not good.
- 5/16-5/20 Biking and Culture trip to
Liverpool Nova Scotia
- 6/1 fooling around at Rumney... pulled on two draws on Hot Head 5.10c,
but don't tell anyone
- 6/8 Climbed Wiessner Buttress "5.6" after having done the
Wiessner's dike so many times. Mostly ok, except for some really
chossy pitches, and the top traversing move was very intimidating or I
missed something, not really hard, but I guess exposed.
- 6/9 Climbed Whitney Gilman 5.7. It is pretty incredible, that is my
third time on the climb, and all times have been different in terms of where
I went. Also tried to clean an old stuck bail/leaver rope, but it was
tied to a rappel anchor inside the gully. WG is always a classic.
- 7/14 Hiked up Monadnock and did some top roping.
- 7/20 I singled handedly did the whole Presidential Traverse (including
Jackson and Webster, which better be presidents!). I did it with Erin,
it took us 13 hours, 23.8 miles, 9000ft gain. I was pretty tired by
the end. Mental note, start early, we started hiking at 10am and
finished at midnight. There is a good FAQ
on the traverse
- 8/17 Wiessner's Dike and Lakeview double
hitter at Cannon Cliffs NH. The next day Erin practiced some aid
climbing at Rumney.
- 9/7 helped out at the Quincy Quarries clean up... lots of rock moving...
the new staircase is looking good
- 9/8 tandem sea kayaking at Pemaquid, Maine. Saw the Pemaquid
- 9/13-9/15 MITOC Intro Circus
- 9/21 Finally got to do "The Prow" at Cathedral. 5.7 A2. Very cool climb. don't need anything
bigger than #2 camelot... The applause at the top (as mentioned in the guidebook) is a nice way to finish.
- 9/27-9/30 IOCA Fall Lake George 2002. We manage to beat the arrival yet again. We got to the Island
at 3:14am!!!. Saturday some cliff-jumping and hiking was had, followed by square dancing.
- Aconcagua 2001, although we left for
argentina on 2000, we were on the mountain on 2001.
at Rumney, New Hampshire (outside link)
- Winter School, Flume Slide Trail
- Winter Presidential Traverse
attempt. 2/2-2/3 (outside link)
- Ice Climbing at Rumney Frankee Lee and Centerfold.
- MHOC/MITOC weekend at Camelot 3/10. XC skiing, igloos, snow
activities, ice climbing and hiking.
- Spring Break 2001, Ice climbing at
Frankenstein Cliffs (dracula, standard, standard left, smear...), and a look
at Huntington Ravine.
- Huntington Ravine, Damnation Gully (long slog), Pinnacle Gully.
- Moonlight Climbing at Cannon, 5/5
- Cliff climbing is awesome. This year at Acadia we decided to do a little exploration of our own. Long Porcupine Island, Acadia NP, Maine (off-site link)
- Royal Arches, Yosemite, trip report (by John Peterson)
- 6/23...Back at Yosemite the next week, to do Matthes Crest [Trip report by Dave Anderson] with Dave, Luke and Dorothy.
- Sam's Swang Song at Cannon. Unfortunately or fortunately we only followed the first pitch. Later pitches we were off route, but suprisingly, not hard nor loose.
- Consolation Prize and Lakeview.
- Camdem Hills State Park. Barrett's Cove. Very nice area for a day of cragging, although some routes are a bit dusty. Bring vacuum next time.
- Crow Hill Cragging in July, an outing with bunch of people and digital camera.
- Palisades 2001 in the Sierras, CA, trip report coming soon. Including Warm-up in Yosemite with Cathedral Peak (5.6) and Fairview Dome (5.9)
- 9/1, Graduate Student Council Day Hike and then additional hiking
up carter dome tripreport...I learned you cannot
expect to hitch a ride at 3am on rte 16 on a Sunday, on a holiday weekend.
- 9/22-9/23 Quick run to Mt Isolation (20 miles 4000 feet in
5:15), nice summit. Next day climbed Vertigo at Cannon with friends
that I had bumped into on the previous day.
- Climbing at Cannon with two beginners, unfortunately another
climber was being transported down after taking a fall, so we helped
with that (although still managed to get a quickie climb on wiessner's
dike after that).
- Cragging at Ragged mountain, with a slide show from John Peterson's adventure of Robson.
hike of the franconia ridge (off-site link) [notice me on 'The
cutest summit photo ever']
- Winter School 2000, January
- Mt Tecumseh
- Mt Tom and Mt Field, overnight
- Pemigewasset Wilderness, xc ski. double overnight
- Katahdin Prep-trip (off-site link), a little sled testing trip the week before.
- Katahdin 2000, January 25-31. Maine. 5 days/4 nights
- North Slide Trail, in construction
- Ice climb to Central Gully with Robert Jagnow
- NUHOC Spring Conference, Shelbourne, NH
- Kilkenny Dash, 44 miles, 21.5 hrs.
- Climbing at Whitehorse Ledge, NH, a day (next day after kilkenny dash!) of slab climbing.
- Spring Break in Red Rocks Canyon, Nevada
- Summer Road Trip
Climbing and hiking in West Virginia, Colorado and Wyoming (Seneca Rocks, New River Gorge, El Dorado Canyon, Lumpy Ridge, Rocky Mountain National Park, Mt Evans and Bierstadt, The Grand Teton, and Devils Tower)
- Rainier 2000, let's go to a glacier. Many pictures
- The Sandwich Foliage Stroke, lots of lessons. (28 miles, 13.5 hrs, 9200ft gain)
- Wiesner's dike, Cannon Cliffs
- Mt. Carrigain and Ice Climbing at the Flume during thanksgiving (also did Mt. Willey and frankestein standard route with Dave, very thin though ).
- Miscellaneaous pictures, sea kayaking, climbing, tree climbing, Mt. Chocorua
- Hiking in the Carter Range, South and Middle Carter.
- Tuckerman's Ravine Training Hike/Climb
- Naiguata, Caracas, Venezuela January '99
- Winter School 99, January
- Winter School 99: Mt. Washigton, February '99
- Miscellaneaous pictures
- Spring Break 99, March: Mt. Whitney CA, Death Valley, Joshua Tree
- MITOC Spring Conference, Pittsfield State Park, MA
- Franconia Ridge, Death March (36mi/16hrs), October '99
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