// Throwback Thursday: Fall Climbing

It’s that time of year already! The temperatures have cooled down down and pumpkin spice is everywhere, that means that the fall climbing season has started.

Because climbing in New England has officially started, we thought we should catch you up on some things you should know.

→ For information on where to go climbing, check out our past blog posts suggesting “3 Places to Boulder Near EVO Portland” and “Local Climbing Spot: Rumney.” * In light of new land management, Bradbury bouldering is off limits. Please see Mountain Project to find out updated access information.

→ If you have been climbing in the gym and are itching to get outside, check out Friction Labs article “Six Things You Must Know Before Climbing Outside“.

→ Now that you’ve made the leap towards climbing outside, we believe that this last article will be the most beneficial.  “6 Rules of Etiquette For Outdoor Climbing” by Friction Labs has the most valuable information. Because climbing has become a popular sport, that means more people, the areas that we go to are always at risk. Most areas are on public or private land. Keeping the area clean for all participants can keep these areas open.

→ Finally, if you don’t know already, Mountain Project is the app/website that provides climbers with an online guidebook to most areas in the world. Pick an area and you’ll be able to find specific routes with descriptions, comments from other climbers, and any other general information about the area.

Okay! Now that you know what to expect, get out there and try your hardest! We believe in you.

Rumney, Giant Man 5.12b/c. Picture by Kate Sedrowski.

Picture by Kate Sedrowski, Mountain Project
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