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Avenger 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a R

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: A and J comeau 1980
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Sep 23, 2009

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Description 

Great climbing with a bit of a bold edge... If you like low angle face and crack climbing with a dash of spice this one is for you... The crack was really dirty for a while but it looks like its seen a good cleaning...

Pitch one: 5.7 Just left of Short Order's start climb a crack to the same ledge as Short Order... Or just walk around to the left and up to the same ledge if you just came for the business...

Pitch 2: 5.9R Climb up the slightly featured face above the ledge past a pocket, then a pin, and finally a bolt... Clip the bolt and follow a faint dike up and to the left before making a hair raising move in to the sweet "thank god" crack... Climb the crack which is nice and more relaxed up to the same tree anchor as Short Order...


Location 

Right Between Short Order and Sleeping Beauty...


Protection 

Normal rack plus some tri-cams...



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By nhclimber
From: Newmarket, NH
Sep 23, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R

Great route, glad you did it. I don't think it sees much traffic.

By lee hansche
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From: goffstown, nh
Sep 23, 2009

Yeah... I've been eying it for a while cause i thought it looked fun and it didn't disappoint me....

By john strand
From: southern colo
Nov 21, 2009

Direct start- 5.10 RRR . Protected by a big skyhook in a pocket. Up the scoop. Nice moves and you might not die.

By Chris Graham
From: Bartlett, NH
May 14, 2013

Really tricky but fun first Pitch. Gear is finicky at best...particularly at the top before the pin. Great little route. Wish it saw more travel!

By john strand
From: southern colo
May 14, 2013

Nice climb.. must be pretty dirty now ?

By Peter Lewis
From: Bridgton, Maine
May 14, 2014

This is really something of a hidden gem. The moves are just plain awesome---and on the lead it will definitely take your full attention (bring Tricams). And once your right hand curls into that crack, it's totally over (a triumphant moment to look down at your sparse gear and chalk marks).

By John Gassel
From: Boston, MA
Jun 16, 2014

I did the first pitch of this en route to Short Order thinking it might reduce the rope drag since it was a little more direct. After doing this I'd have to recommend an intermediate belay. There was enough rope to reach the top tree with this link-up, but it still felt quite heavy at the top even with most pieces extended.

The first pitch was kind of wet and pretty dirty when I did it, but I'd still recommend it. The moves were really fun. With the fiddly gear on this pitch, it doesn't feel very much like the guide book rating of 5.7 but it's totally G to the pin at the top of the crack before it turns slabby.