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BETA PHOTO: Serenity Now
Serenity Now is a great route to get on when folks are waiting in line for the "classic" 5.7s at the Meadows. You can normally get on this route on a busy day, and I'd say it's one of the best routes of the grade close to the parking lot.
You start up the same slab as Apocalypse Later (5.11c), but head left around the corner into the wet gully. Without wetting your feet, climb up on to the right hand wall of the gully and follow the bolts to the quick clips. The crux is on the upper part of the climb and is done in a few different ways, all of which give you your money's worth for the grade. Kinda tricky.
When lowering, keep the rope moving because the rope tends to run over some kinda sharp rock.
The right hand wall of the left gully.
4 bolts to quick clips.
BETA PHOTO: View from the base, winter.
From: plymouth, nh
Dec 15, 2008
This route is a lot of fun, and for a new climber it is a little heady, you may feel like if you fall you will swing out around the arete and then slam into it, but I assure you it is completely safe. Have fun.
Apr 16, 2009
Easy, but nice route, little crux at the end :)
|By Peter Jackson|
From: Rumney, NH
Jan 2, 2011
You can avoid running the rope over sharp rock during lowering if you belay from as far up the trail as you can reach (to the left).
|By Matt Wilson|
From: Bethel, Vermont, USA
May 14, 2012
Maybe it felt harder because I was on lead, but the last move felt very much 5.8 to me.