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Rooftopia. December 18, 2011

Posted by littlebangtheory in climbing.
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I spent part of this afternoon up at Rooftopia, a tumbling conflagration of stones and spaces hunkered down along the Deerfield river just over the Vermont line from me.

I’m enamored of this particular stone for its clean sweep of overhanging terrain, and just had to play with it for a bit:

It’s really out of my league, but I can dream, can’t I??   🙂

The vignetting in this photo is caused by my Cokin P-Holder, which really wasn’t made for full-frame wide lenses, but I’m in no position to upgrade to the 4X6 filters which would eliminate this problem.  Besides, I’m not all that displeased by the framing effect rendered by my technical incompetence.

I’d love to get a posse of strong climbers up here so I can let them play while I photograph the action.  It’s a beautiful spot, and I bet they’d enjoy themselves.


1. Julian - December 19, 2011

That place look amazing! Rock quality?

2. littlebangtheory - December 19, 2011

Hi Julian, The rock, like a lot of the schist in this area, needs to be worked a bit, but it cleans up reeeeal guuud! This particular area isn’t skin-friendly, but then, I’m of the opinion that skin is over-rated…

Seriously, with a wonderbar and a stiff brush, this rock gets delicious real quickly. I’m going to get laid off at the end of the month, and might actually prep some of the more photogenic lines. It’s not that I’m totally altruistic, but rather that I want the photographic opportunity.

Too bad you’re up in Maine (not for you, of course,) you might dig it here!

3. susan - December 20, 2011

I couldn’t tell how big the rock was at first and then I saw the guy at the bottom. Is it you?

4. littlebangtheory - December 20, 2011

Yes, susan, and I’m perhaps a quarter of the way up. It’s a nice piece of rock and deserves a stronger suitor!

Chris - March 24, 2018

I’d like to bring my camera up there to take some pictures too. The surreal shapes of the boulders really create a nice, dramatic effect. Can you give me directions to this spot? Here’s my email address (chriscrispy@hotmail.com) if you’d prefer to contact me that way. Thanks a bunch!

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