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Man Overboard 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Mark Sprague, 1995
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Submitted By: Jay Knower on Apr 6, 2008
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the awesome bat hang on Man Overboard...

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Man Overboard directly attacks the biggest roof in Rumney. Start as for Whip Tide, through the initial boulder problem and up the corner. At the base of the big roof at the top of the cliff, instead of bailing out right (Whip Tide) or bailing out left (E-Ticket), forge a path straight through the roof to anchors hanging over the lip.

The holds in the roof itself are pretty good, and a possible knee bar or bat-hang might offer a good rest. The crux is pulling the lip. Make desperate moves past the anchors to a very interesting pocket waaay back from the edge. Don't grab the chains. Top out the cliff.

Many people rap in from the top to check out the holds on the topout. It is pretty difficult to figure out the topout on the fly as a good sized whipper awaits those who fall at the lip.


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Walker on the bottom section of man overboard.
Walker on the bottom section of man overboard.
A close-up of Vitek doing the bat hang.
A close-up of Vitek doing the bat hang.
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By lee hansche
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From: goffstown, nh
Nov 1, 2010
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b

i got to the anchors with out too much trouble but fell trying to reach the jug to top out... this route is so fun i couldnt get upset even falling from the chains...

By lee hansche
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From: goffstown, nh
Mar 21, 2011
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b

finished yesterday in perfect march conditions... might be my new fave waimea route but the competition is pretty tight...

By Brendan Blanchard
From: Strafford, NH
Sep 30, 2013

For those who are not fully oriented at Rumney, how does the topout of Man Overboard line up with the top of Waimea, and where would you rap in to check out the topout? Is it near the lookout below Jimmy Cliff that's pretty much behind the alcove area and Things As They Are Now etc?

I have the bottom of Whip Tide pretty wired and wanted to start working on this, and could use any help I can get ;)

By M Sprague
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From: New England
Sep 30, 2013
rating: 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX E6 6b

I rapped in from the big pine at the lookout you mentioned when I was working on it. Last I knew there was a sling anchor on it, though it could be pretty old. You may want to back it up. Once you know the holds you are going for, the top out is not so hard. Good Luck!

-Edit Dec 2013 - There are currently no slings on the tree.

By lee hansche
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From: goffstown, nh
Sep 30, 2013
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b

yeah from the alcove just walk out to the edge of the cliff and you can actually see the anchor for man overboard just at the edge where it slopes over... knowing the holds didnt make it easy for me but made it feel right on for the grade at least....

By David Quinn
Oct 7, 2013
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b

This is my Favorite route in Rumney! Don't skip the top out! It makes the route amazing! The bat hang is one of the most classic rests ever! Do it!

By Brendan Blanchard
From: Strafford, NH
Oct 7, 2013

Thanks guys, I found the tree you mentioned, and phoo does it look bad. Nice fat tree, but the slings and cord have moss growing out of them :) Didn't get a chance to rap in, but when I do I'll definitely be replacing that anchor if it's the one I need.

By M Sprague
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From: New England
Dec 10, 2013
rating: 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX E6 6b

The tree for getting down to Man Overboard is the big one further to the left (looking out) from the one that currently has the old slings. The one with the slings is more above Techno and E-Ticket.