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Buried Treasure 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Ted Hammond and Bob Pike '84
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Submitted By: Jake D. on Aug 22, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Chris at the crux of the route

Description 

Start right of the wet corner to a tricky overlap then continue up a few hard sequences to the super featured crack above.

sunglasses or a cloudy day recommended for the moves over the first overlap.. unless you like staring into the sun

Location 

Bolted line just right of the wet streak of Prime Climb

Protection 

11-12 bolts. Has it's own anchors now also. 60m Rope might still be needed.


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The start of Buried Treasure - climber - Nancy Lan...
The start of Buried Treasure - climber - Nancy Lan...
Jess on the awesome handcrack of buried treasure. ...
Jess on the awesome handcrack of buried treasure. ...

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By lee hansche
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From: goffstown, nh
Sep 15, 2008

Jake... the sun moves, so im not too worried about that part, haha... however i think this route is worth a bit more description...

You climb easier 5.9ish rock to the roof about 20-25 feet up, this would be the lower crux... Awkward moves over the roof lead to a good stance... Above are 2 more bulges, the first one isnt bad but steals a little energy and getting past the second one is a bit of a pumpy afair... Climb some sidepulls then make a move left and mentel up on to a slabby stance... Here you can move right in to the crack which for me was a wonderful thing since i was a bit pumped cause i could still jam... climb the crack to the chains...

there were a few loose holds but the dirtyness that was mentioned in the guide book is gone and the rock is nice and clean...
By Hannah W
Apr 3, 2010

I really love this climb - varied movement, cool rock and a perfect hand crack at top to boot. Out of the three 11bs right in a row I think this one is the best.
By M Sprague
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From: New England
Jun 28, 2011

Ravens often build their nest directly above the anchor, so if you didn't notice them until you got there, they may freak the liver out of you. It's best to avoid in the spring when they are there and making a fuss, or at least be discrete as you approach the top and lower quickly and quietly away.
By S. Neoh
Jun 28, 2011

Mark, was the FA done mostly on trad gear? And reto-bolted later?
By M Sprague
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From: New England
Jun 28, 2011

At least the top. Ted and Brady retroed it later. I may have replaced one or two of the lower bolts that were getting funky.
By Hannah W
Jun 29, 2011

I distinctly remember one day climbing this route and a bird attacking me as I clipped the chains. I think I squacked the rest of the day about horrible birds.....
By M Sprague
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From: New England
Jun 29, 2011

Uh oh, Hannah. Now they will remember you for years.
newscientist.com/article/dn184...
By Ming
Oct 12, 2012
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Fantastic climb for sure. Great for breaking into the mid 11s at Rumney. It is like 3 different routes stacked on top of each other. First part is basic 5.9 face climbing. Pull the roof then up to the crack. Short people like me lay back on the sidepull while taller people can get decent feet on out right. The second crux is a hard pull up from the crimp up the slab and get established. It finishes with an easy 10ish crack that you can jam securely while having enough features on the face for your feet. Superb route!