Tag Archives: Matt Shove

Favorite Things

This last week, I guided YMC route twice, and climbed it three times over 4 days.  It’s so good. Central Connecticut’s Ragged Mountain’s YMC Route is rated 5.9.  It is about 90 feet tall. Here are three photos of Laurie … Continue reading

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#seekqualifiedinstruction- Gym to Crag

Each spring I put on a series of training clinics call Gym to Crag for ‘gym climbers’ who are aspiring to make the move outside.  While these climbers may have mastered the skills inside, outdoor climbing turns out to be … Continue reading

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Walking into the Halls of Valhalla–3 Day Comprehensive Mountaineering

To quote Judas Priest’s Halls of Valhalla, “Fierce is the gale”. Jason sent me an email many months ago.  He, Seth, Daniel, and Dan have some upcoming ascents and they decided to take the early steps to gain some technical know … Continue reading

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Don’t forget your Partner Check

I’m sure by now I sound like a broken record. “Don’t forget your partner check” with that Matt Shove glance and pointed finger.  I boosted this photo off of a Facebook photo album.  What we see below is a climber … Continue reading

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November Stoke

In an effort to keep the Stoke high, I wanted to post a few photos from this past week.  We’re still rock climbing, and the east and south facing aspects (like the Gunks and Ragged) are still in prime condition. … Continue reading

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