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    Dixville Notch

    Anyone been up to Dixville Notch this week? Wondering how it faired. Heading up that way this weekend.

    Thanks

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    I'm headed up Saturday and will let you know if you're headed up Sunday. If you're there Saturday I guess we will both find out - and there's enough space for two parties normally!

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    Big and fat. And nobody else.

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    I was up there Sunday and it was in great shape, and likewise not a soul in sight. What a great setting. The Scottish wall was also in great condition. I'll put up some photos here when I get a chance.

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    Sorry I didn't post sooner. Was dealing with a sick pet when I got home. Post Scottish Gully pics as the only ones I've ever seen made it look like a turf thrash!

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    Parasol and the Scottish wall.
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    Parasol Gully in fine fat shape.
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    P1
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    Scottish Wall
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    Right shoulder of the wall.
    Fun mixed ground.
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    The center gully on the wall. Fun climbing. Bailed about a pitch up. Too spicy for me un-roped, though surely quite moderate for many.

    Definitely going back for the mixed stuff here.

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    The central gully on the Scottish wall.

    I bailed at the end of the solid line. Great mixed terrain (in my limited experience). Lots of hooks, iced corners and cracks, turf sticks, and snow. Very "Scottish" I would think. Certainly plenty of options on the wall and a great adventure.

    My interest was peeked by a post on neclimbs http://www.neclimbs.com/SMF_2/index.php?topic=5755.0 a few years ago (with some pictures) by Jamie Cunningham about a climb done by John Sykes, Jamie, and others. Their route is depicted and looks like it partially follows this central gully. I sure plenty of climbing has been done on this wall.

    Anyway, a fun and interesting area.

    Cheers,

    Gil

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    Gil,

    Thanks for posting up the pics! Scottish Gully still looks like a mixed thrash. I think I need to bring my Scottish climbing partner to do that and confirm the authenticity!

    Looks like it snowed a bit overnight too from Saturday.

    Glad you had a good day out.

    Mark

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