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Gulley No.1 Buttress
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Cody's Lament T 
First Shot S 
Ground Zero T 
Hattie's Garden (the climb) T 
Lead Poisoning  T 
Life By the Tracks T 
Mice & Men T 
Part the Sea T 
Superior Races, The T 

First Shot 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 95'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Nick Dukehart and Bob Ahern May 2012
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 467
Submitted By: NickD868 on Jul 14, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: First Shot - from the side

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Description 

First Shot is the located on the Hidden Buttress on Mt Willard. It is the farthest route to the right as you ascend the talus slope from the RR tracks. The protection reflects the general vib of the area (sparse) but is adequate. The climbing generally cruises at about 5.6 with bolts just where you want them. Have fun!

Location 

Locate Hatties Garden (The actual garden!) at the top of Crawford Notch.(see 'getting there' in the Butress No.1 AREA ) From the garden walk north along the tracks for about 200 yards until a small cairn on the left. At the cairn turn left and follow a steep and somewhat-obscure-but-getting-better climber's path up the overgrown talus slope until the buttress is reached. First Shot is the farthest route to the right.

Protection 

Three bolts and a bolted rap anchor


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The First Bolts on "First Shot"
BETA PHOTO: The First Bolts on "First Shot"

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By Robert Hall
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Nov 19, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

Seemed "better than 2 stars", but not quite 3. Nice climb, seemed (to me) a bit harder than 5.6, maybe "5.6+ or 5.7-", for example, it seemed significantly (a grade or two) harder than "Part the Sea"
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