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This is the 40ft tall, mini crag perched on top of Whitehorse's South Buttress right above the climb Inferno (5.8)....
Climb any of the routes on the South Buttress and walk left along the cliff (watch your step) till you see the cliff...or come up Inferno (5.8) and it will be right in front of you....
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Cosmic Amazement 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Gravitational Mass 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
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The trick is protecting in a way that doesn't use your intended hand hold on the crux.... I used a finger-sized cam in the key, hand hold which left room for the hand....Basically you start up a delicate corner till you need to move left to get in to the layback corner.... At this point you fish in a piece of gear and move left using a very uncomfortable handjam (though I've heard of other ways to do it, the jam feels secure, if painful)....After that, it's a breeze up the corner with good gear,...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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