This is a great example of one of the best things about Rumney climbing....Just cause it's steep doesn't mean it's wicked hard... There are so many big holds on the super steep start that you are bound to skip a few killer jugs on your way to the crux...
Most people can clip the first bolt standing on a jutting rock...Grab the highest jug you can reach and start the fun...Move up and right following chalked up jugs with feet out left...When you run out of jugs swing your feet out right and find a good right foot way right (you can even cam your toe for better control on the next move (crux).... This move is a bit easier if you are tall, but anyone can do it...A big reach or throw to a good hold helps you rock over to the right and get a good rest.... A few techy moves get you on to the slab and on your way to the crack finish (similar to but more moderate than the finish to Yoda).
Just right of Yoda start in a little alcove....
6 bolts to quick clips (don't TR from quick clips use draws).
|By Ladd Raine|
From: Plymouth, NH
Aug 23, 2007
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Through the crux there are at least two loose stones up there, one is directly where I always want to put my left hand and the other is above that left of the best hold up there. I don't think they'd pop out, as I think many have tried over the years to do just that. I just think you might give yourself a good scare.
8 hours ago
One of the stones is (somewhat) marked with a chalk 'X' - but it's pretty easy to grab it while coming out of the roof. We checked and wiggling side-to-side quite a bit (definitely enough to scare the pants off someone who grabs it unaware) is all it seems to do.