Archive for June, 2012

FA #197 (or so): Tun Tavern

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Tom added yet another route to the newborn Diagonal Ramp Wall today.

Tom sets out on the FA of Tun Tavern. 


Coming-Out Party for the Diagonal Ramp Wall

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Last week ushered in yet another area to Crane Mountain’s cadre of crags. In a few days’ intensive effort, four new lines have been sent, and two more are nearing readiness for their chance to join the burgeoning list of climbing routes on the mountain.

Some of the gang rockin’ during Sending Day.


Warrior Weekend

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Big weekend here on Crane Mountain. The forecast wasn’t favorable, but we persisted and were rewarded for that obstinance with decent climbing over several days. That outcome came in spite of the added restriction of limited time for every day save one. Once more the axiom is proved: without the sense and finances to move out West, Northeastern climbers have to sieze every available chance for climbing. Doing so will no doubt yield some useless outings, but not doing so allows more opportunities to slip through our fingers.

Tom leads Peney for your Freedom


“Rainy-Day” Rock

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Tom heads up E-Stim

Got home from church, changed, rushed out the door. Things didn’t look hopeful: the previously-sunlit flanks of Crane Mountain were already overshadowed by dark, threatening clouds as I headed up to the shortcut. But there on the side of the Sky High, Tom’s car and another sat quietly. I couldn’t let Tom and whoever down, so I figured worse comes to worse, at least I get some exercise.


Twelve, er, TEN to Go!

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

If you know me, you know what this means. Or you can figure it out.

Rainy day like this, I’ve spent hours calculating, checking the numbers, reading and rereading the latest edits. There’s a dozen more to go.

Addendum 5th June 2012: Another thorough review, we’re up to 190. Ten to go. Several routes have yet to be reported to the Authorities, but they’ve been led/soloed already. Ten more to find, clean, prep, and send. There are easily 20 projects scattered along the mountain that are in some state of progress – and  of course, 2 or 3 hundred more that anyone is welcome to discover, prep, and send (hint, hint!).

Crane Mountain Map

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

I’ve been wanting to post this for a long time. Having done my first “Crane Mountain Shuttle” a few days before Memorial Day, I thought this might help folks find their way on the mountain. The image links to a big, detailed one. I’ll be improving it every once in awhile.