Groton High Grade
|Type: ||Sport, 1 pitch, 60'|
|Consensus: || YDS: 5.13 French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: X- British: E7 6c [details]|
|FA: ||Peter Kamitses|
|New Route: ||Yes|
|Season: ||summer, fall|
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|Submitted By: ||Zach Landis on Nov 29, 2006|
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Zach Landis crimping up Groton High Grade (5.13) w...
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Peter says this is the best sport pitch in Vermont. If it wasn't so freaking hard I would agree. The route starts on good crimps at the base of a large, overhanging wall. The crimps get worse and climb sustained 5.12 to a 5.13 boulder move than 5.11 to the chains. Great endurance climbing on overhanging granite, a rarity in Vermont.
The route is at the top, center of the cliff. One must climb 2 pitches to gain the High Grade ledge. The easiest way to access the High Grade Ledge is to climb the first 2 pitches of Ledge Connector and scramble left.
The route clips 8 bolts to a 2-bolt chain anchor.