|Type:||Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]|
|FA:||October 1998, Dave Kelly and Robert Sagerman|
|Submitted By:||James Colin Walsh on Oct 18, 2009|
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From: Hooksett, New Hampshire
Oct 7, 2013
|This a very fun route. It was very well protected with a metolius 0 and 1. Make sure to have a small cam or two. The only move that felt 5.10 is the top at which is protected by the bolt. The rest felt 5.9- to me. There is a 5.4 to the right you could lead up to set a perfect toprope for this route.|
By Gabriel Faucher
Sep 23, 2014
|ugly ending, where does it end?|
By Matt Tse
May 21, 2015
|the guide book had the route ending just above the bolt on the blank face where there is a jug on top although I'm not sure whether or not the arete to the right is en route for this one. I called it once my chest was level with that bolt. great climb that is both athletic and somewhat technical.|
From: New Hampshire
Aug 31, 2015
Starting up under the right side of the roof was easy but I found pulling over the arete and getting up to be a bit tricky. There are some side pulls but a lot of the overlaps are rounded.
We TR'd this after Rock Garden, using a draw on the bolt near the top as a directional. If you slip pulling onto the arete at the bottom you can grate across the roof lip as the rope draws plum so the belayer should be mindful of this just in case.
The middle face climbing and finger crack are very fun. As Jerry mentions in his guidebook, this route does seem a bit contrived. Naturally you would climb out the broken rock on the left side of the upper section. As mentioned above, balance over to the scoop at the top of the wall and mantle up on some slopey mounds onto the nice ledge / tree anchor.
By Russ Keane
Sep 21, 2015
|This climb is really cool. All three sections are sweet, and rather challenging- The bottom roof thing, the middle facey section, and the top rounded buldge boulder with a bolt. This top out is the crux- Delicate little foot traverse to get yourself balanced and placed under the bolt, then you gotta work your toes up as you feel a sloper, then reach for better crimps as you push up for the mantle that wins the top. Great fun, pretty much classic for me.|