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Beginning of All Things, The S 
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Stool Pigeon T 
Teacherís Pet S 
Things as They Are S 
Things As They Are Now S 
Things I Never Learned S 
Things You Should Have Learned in Kindergarten S 
To Love, Honor and Belay S 
When Pigs Fly T 
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Things You Should Have Learned in Kindergarten 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Ed Esmond
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Submitted By: Steve Marr on Feb 28, 2007

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Fun, easy beginnerís route that cruises up big holds to the top.


Located on the right side of the Things as They Are alcove (the small, short wall essentially between Clip a Dee Doo Dah and Drilling For Dollars). Kindergarten is the second bolted route right of Alcove Crack.


5 or 6 bolts to quick link anchor.

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By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Jul 17, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

As of today there is two bolts missing, the bolts that are missing would be the 2nd and fourth. because oof the missing bolts until you get to the now second bolt (over twenty feet of the deck) there is serious ground fall potential.
The total amount of bolts on this climb is now 4.
By twellman
Jul 30, 2009

If there is no one on the route to the right, you can throw a long sling on one of those bolts and traverse back left onto this route, to avoid the groundfall potential when passing that missing second bolt.

Or, you could climb one of the other 10,000 awesome routes at rumney!
By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Jul 30, 2009

deffinatley agreed twell :) has any one thought about pluggin back in a few bolts to make it safe again?
By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Jul 30, 2009

I filed a request with the Rumney Climbers Association earlier this month. They said they'll definitely have those holes rebolted before the new guide book gets out.

Ed Esmond mentioned that he was planning to replace the bolts when he got the free time and motivation to. I saw his van up there last Sunday, but who knows. I'd actually love to know when the work is going to be done so I can try to make arrangements to head up and see how it all goes down and help out with this type of thing in the future. Some middle-aged fart ;) reminded me that "There will come a day when the handful of climbers who have maintained Rumney wont be around any more. Some new people have to step up to the plate and learn how to do it and take some initiative on their own." I'd love to become learned. :)

On a lighter note... here's some route background from Ed:

i added the extra bolts and called the route, "everything you should have learned in kindergarden." there was no irony in the name, i was trying to indicate that it was a safe, easy, route that followed an independent line, on nice rock that was perfect for beginners. i thought it would make a perfect first lead.
By E thatcher
From: Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Jul 30, 2009

"They said they'll definitely have those holes rebolted before the new guide book gets out."
sounds to me like you just got told off!
By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Jul 31, 2009

That was meant to be a joke :\ but apparently not a good one, heh
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Jul 31, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I agree the bolts on this should be fixed but at the same time I think the route is fun with the missing bolts, adds some thrill
By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Aug 1, 2009

The missing bolts here have been replaced with some fatty glue-in eye bolts. As a perk, it was cool to watch Ed fix it up. :)
By Couloirman
From: Providence, RI
Jul 4, 2010

At the anchor, the right bolt is loose and removable with just your fingers. Someone should head up there with a hex wrench to tighten the thing up and make sure it cant come out so easily.
By Jcomeau
From: North Conway
Nov 5, 2012

Climbed this today. The glue ins are nice. The right anchor bolt is still finger loose. I did not have my wrench with me at the time to tighten. So be aware. I climbed over to the anchors for piece of cake. Just use a long sling on the god anchor bolt of kindegarten to reduve rope drag
By J Meagher
Jun 25, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I did this yesterday and didn't notice either of the anchor bolts feeling loose. Fun climb, but can be tricky if there's no chalk on the good holds: I almost fell from the easy slab I was so unsure of where to go...
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