In 2010, rock climber Steve House did back-to-back ropeless solo climbs on two of the top climbing routes in New Hampshire, if not the entire Eastern United States. The Alpinist posted reports on the the climbs, and today they posted video (Courtesy of Patagonia!) showing House doing what he does best, namely scaling big rock walls.
The two routes are both at Cathedral Ledge and are named Repentance and Remission. They are rated as a III WI5, 3 pitches and a IV WI5+ 5.7, 3 pitches respectively. Both are a mix of ice and rock, although climbing in February, the ice was more prevalent.
Update: Unfortunately, I’ve been asked to remove this video, as the original owner didn’t give permission to Patagonia to share it in an embedded format. You can still catch it over on Vimeo however. Click here to watch.
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