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Bore Tide  

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b R

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 1100', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: unknown, 2006
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: bradley white on Jul 5, 2009

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First pitch is (5-7R) gray slab for one pitch on the right side center of the central slab heading for the big green rock slab opening. Then 800 ft of seldom a bolt and a fixed pin or trad placement is done at 5-2 to 5-5 simu-climbing for quickness, until the 120ft face/slab is reached. Climb this (3 bolts 5-10a or 7 bolts 5-10d) slab; Then to the dome finish? The rock was referred to as being immaculate to climb on the entire distance.


I no longer know where this route starts. I believe it is on the slab west of the central slab. Since its been repeated I won't leave what I wrote. I believe it is all wrong. Sorry. I read a description of this route and assumed it was on this central slab.
Start at the base of the slab wherever it appears steep enough to do 5-7. Far spaced bolts. Continue up the very easy slab for thousand or so feet trailing a rope simultaneous climbing. Climb 5.10 head wall above slab. Recommended to rappel down this route. It top is thick pine forested. Vaguely go down where they have gone before, rappelling down 1100ft to the start of the slab.


anchored bolts, pins, trad. gear

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By Travis Dustin
From: Hollis, NH
Aug 21, 2013

Found this route searching for :lost in the sun"! It was a fun climb worth doing!!
By joshua corbett
From: Wolfeboro NH
Sep 9, 2013

Bradley were is this route? is it to the right or left of A Bit Short?
By bradley white
From: Plymouth
Jan 31, 2014

Not sure anymore. I belief it is on the slab west of this central slab. I have climbed the slab but not the head wall.
By chris magness
Aug 25, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

No more spicey than other routes in this area, Bradley's description isn't too far off: just right of A Bit Short, follow bolts through a white streak and expext to simul climb after the first pitch. Head toward 1 o'clock and an aesthetic head wall. The 10a version is extremy soft.. felt 5.8+ to me tops (leading in approach shoes). The 10d appears to check in at the 10 grade, but probably toward the easier end of the spectrum. If climbing the 8+ variation, stop at a bolt just after the headwall. Belay and rap from here (I left a biner), otherwise you'll be slaughtered with rope drag and poor communication with your second. The harder variation leads to trees.

Decent is easiest via a new (as of yet undocumented) route straight down, bring 2 60 meter ropes.

Overall, good situational climbing on bullet, glacial polished slab.
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