|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 99'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]|
|FA:||Jim Shimberg 1992|
|Submitted By:||lee hansche on Mar 10, 2007|
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From: Cincinnati, OH
Oct 2, 2011
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
The description covers it very well, but this was the most fun I had on a Rumney route in quite a while. A bit of a Sport Climbing adventure from the mossy wet start, followed by the "loose flake" that you think the guidebook is referring to and then the REALLY loose flake. The upper third is pretty awesome and would be extremely popular if the rest of the route climbed so well with some great edges and no chalk giving that true onsight feel.
Highly recommend bringing a few long draws in the middle as the bolts zig-zag and can make some significant drag for the last few bolts. Really a good time for a change of pace at rumney, but be prepared for some mild sketchiness as mentioned.
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Oct 2, 2011
|glad you like the description and really happy you climbed the route! this cliff gets so little love for how fun it is and its just 2 minutes from hinterlands where people are waiting in line for routes at the same grades...|