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Pete's Tree 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: BrianWinslow on Apr 19, 2007

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The cracks of Pete's Tree.

Description 

The obvious line on this section of the cliff, the crack system between the Flake Route and The Dike. It starts on the right-angling hand crack (a few face moves are more fun.) Climb up to a comfortable rest with a vertical seam leading to the left-angling finger-crack system. The crux is getting into the second crack system, but it is easily protected with a medium nut or TCU. Find the good feet on the face and finger locks. The route is classic except for the last 5 feet which are just a little akward.


Location 

On the lower slabs between the Flake Route (5.5) and The Dike (5.8). Start at the right-angling hand crack.


Protection 

Small/medium nuts (up to #9 or #10) and cams up to thin hands. I find TCUs work better on the upper section. The route is easily toproped from trees about 5-10 feet back from the top.



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Jimmy Jazz Hanging out befor the exit
Jimmy Jazz Hanging out befor the exit
Ollie on Pete's Tree in early April
Ollie on Pete's Tree in early April
Sam climbing the cruxy part of Pete's Tree.
Sam climbing the cruxy part of Pete's Tree.
Good #1 TCU placement here
Good #1 TCU placement here
Me jamming the awesome upper crack on my first trad lead
Me jamming the awesome upper crack on my first tra...
One more of Ollie
One more of Ollie
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By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Apr 20, 2007

I thought Pete's Tree was 5.5, RC.com says 5.4.... Whatever the grade, it's very fun and worthwhile.... A great route for beginner trad climbers....

By BrianWinslow
From: Concord, NH
Apr 21, 2007

yeah you're probably right, I'm generally not good with grades and have done quite a few laps on this one so it's pretty hard for me to say.

By Chris Silk
From: Hooksett
Jul 20, 2007
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

Yeah its a 5.4... and a fun climb

By Patrick Feeney
From: hartland vt
May 5, 2011

i am looking at doing the slabs at some point this year,I have a full rack of nuts and then i have a small set of Wild Country Friends.will friends work on this climb

By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
May 5, 2011

yeah dude.... you are good to go...

By Mechanicalchris
Jun 2, 2013

Easily 5.5

By Chris Lumens
From: Merrimack, NH
Jun 20, 2013

It might be a good idea to carry one giant cam for the very top. I shoved a #4 BD in the big vertical crack right before the last move, though a #5 would be fine too. Otherwise, small stuff.

By J Meagher
Oct 9, 2013
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Super fun, my first trad lead! Super good protection all the way, awesome intro to trad. Basically you can make a solid placement from any spot on the route, I placed almost every four feet and I still didn't use every placement opportunity available