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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Rock Climbing

Climbing at Vertical Dreams

December 7, 2015
Emilie Phillips

Isaac received hand me down climbing shoes. To fit, he had to wear socks, but of course he wanted to try them out. Tyson’s knee was bothering him, so just Isaac and I joined Diane, Jason, and Ian at the local climbing gym. At first, Isaac was too timid to try climbing. He wandered around […]

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Cliff notes

July 20, 2013
Emilie Phillips

We met up with Benoit and Leah at Rumney for climbing. None of us got going that early, nor were we in shape for lots of climbing, so it ended up being a social trip with a little bit of climbing. Saturday was forecast to be full of thunderstorms, so we gave up on it […]

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First rock climb of the year

May 14, 2012
Emilie Phillips

Saturday, we went on the AMC rock climbing trip to Marlow. For most of us, it was the first time out, so everyone was a little behind on their form. Neither Tyson nor I were officially leading the trip, but we helped out with setting up anchors to get some practice and make the trip […]

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rock climbing

July 24, 2011
Emilie Phillips

We did not go kayaking this weekend, but we did fit in a rock climbing trip today. We wanted someplace close that would not be too much overhead. Crow Hill is the closest, but is also close to Boston. Pawtuckaway and Marlow are probably the next closest. We decided to go to Marlow because, though […]

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Attitash Crag AMC Trip

August 10, 2008
Emilie Phillips

Possible precipitation. Lots of mushrooms. Trouble crossing the log bridge that Irene since washed out. Jen led the trip. Tyson said “We have a great time and I managed to lead a 5.7 and get up two 5.8’s. …even if for small values of 5.7 and 5.8. ;-)”

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Wet climbing

October 31, 2009
Emilie Phillips

I got to co-lead another AMC rock climbing trip today. The forecast was for an even chance of rain. We moved the cliff to a closer cliff so if it got rained out it wouldn’t be a big deal. A bunch of folks canceled. And my co-leader came down sick and bailed. So that left […]

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AMC intro climbing at Pawtuckaway

October 11, 2009
Emilie Phillips

Sunday, I got up early, finished packing, and headed out on my motorcycle. In some respects it might not have been the best morning for motorcycling (it was freezing out), but there was no rain forecast, and I was only going an hour away, so I sprang for it. Where I was going to was […]

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Lost Horizon rock climb

August 16, 2009
Emilie Phillips

This was Tyson’s first rock climbing trip since his knee surgery. He really likes lead climbing, so I let him put up the route even though it was his first climb. It was an easy 5.4, so I was not worried. He did one other climb before deciding it was enough. That one he forgot […]

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We used to rock climb a lot before Tyson hurt his knees in 2009. Since then we have only done a few trips each year, with Isaac and I doing most of the climbing.

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