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Wild Blue Yonder 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c/d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Ward Smith, 5/96
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Submitted By: Tim J. on Nov 30, 2010

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Jenn Jones on Wild Blue Yonder, Rumney, NH

Description 

This line ascends the obvious proud arete left of Skunks in the Gym. The climb starts on the large ledge below the arete. Approach using the often wet ramp on the right side or via Jammit Damnit or one of its neighbors. Do your belayer a favor and bring a long stick to skip the first bolt and clip the second. The first is located a bit above head height and only serves to pull the belayer into the wall. Climb the warm-up 5.10ish section onto the slab and a good stance. The business starts above. Twenty feet of refrigerator squeezing will get you to the resident bail biner and a pair of heartbreakingly devious moves. Crack those to gain a jug and the anchors.

Protection 

6 bolts to anchors


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By James Otey
From: NH
Nov 30, 2010

Can you add a description to this route? It looks sweet and I'm interested in it.
By Tim J.
From: Loudon, NH
Nov 30, 2010

Sorry, got interrupted by dinner. Enjoy!
By Tim J.
From: Loudon, NH
Nov 30, 2010

It's probably also worth mentioning that the there's a convenient set of bolts you can rap from on the right side of the ledge where the climb starts, just above the ramp. I can't say I've looked at this route in the winter but I suspect the line itself stays more or less ice free. The ramp I'm sure freezes over and those bolts, if they don't end up encased in ice themselves, may make the descent less deadly.
By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Nov 30, 2010

good description of what looks to be a great route... i cant wait to try it...

as for a winter ascent.... the area is an ice climbing play ground.... it would certanly be a shit show in the winter