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A Week With Pete 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

   
Type:  Sport, 55'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a [details]
FA: Ciff Mask and Pete, 7/00
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Submitted By: Ladd Raine on May 3, 2007

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Description 

The guidebook rates this 5.2, but the top moves might be more like 5.4.

Steep slab with big holds until 5/6th of the way up where the crux and one or two climbing moves await.
Great first lead for the less than fit beginner that wants practice clipping bolts and equalizing bolts for an anchor.

Good one to put the parents/older relatives on.


Location 

On right wall of left facing obivous corner you can see from parking lot.


Protection 

4 Bolts to Anchor



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By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Nov 20, 2008
rating: 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a

great first lead, just enjoy it

also FA was done by Cliff Mask 7/00

By Tim Waystrong
From: New Hampshire
Mar 13, 2009
rating: 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a

Very easy great for beginners. So much fun though!

By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Mar 13, 2009

i love this route! when ever i take beginers to rumney this is the route i basicly solo while i teach them how to lead belay... i say solo cuz you dont know if your going to get a catch when you look down and have to utter the phrase "oh junk! no dont do that!"

By Jcomeau
From: Hopkinton, MA
Jun 6, 2011

The quick clips on top of this are worn through. There was a biner on it today that I replaced with 2 screw links. I left them loose enough to just drop your rope into. I however wasnt able to clean the old quickies off.

By J Meagher
Oct 29, 2012
rating: 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a

Really fun as a first route of the day, and exactly what you need to get into the climbing mindset while you're still half-asleep after leaving the house at 6:30. Great route, because the crack section at the top gives some character to the climb but is still very easy. The older, worn away quick-clips are still up there, but there are now also two new ones. Even these new ones are starting to show a slight groove, but they are still very useable.

By Michele Pratusevich
May 18, 2013
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

Good to teach someone to lead belay if you're the leader, since the holds are juggy. Also a good first lead.

By Kari Post
From: Keene, NH
Jul 6, 2013
rating: 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a

Good first route for those new to climbing or new to climbing outdoors, or for a first lead or for teaching someone to lead belay. This one can tend to get a little wet, but the area below can stay shady and cool on a hot day. The route thins out near the top some. When lowering, be careful not to fall into the chimney on the left or under the rock face into the cave on the right (a good tip to give a first time climber). This climb isn't particularly memorable, but it makes a nice easy warm up to other routes in the area. I suspect this route gets used a lot so be sure to check to check the hardware, particularly up top.

By KyleWargo
Nov 13, 2013

This was my first lead, I've always wanted to trail rope and free solo this bad boy

By Nick Grant
From: Natick, MA & Tamworth, NH
Feb 26, 2014

An awesome climb! Beautiful situation. It's definitely on my list of "Twenty-five Rumney Classics." It's listed in Ward Smith's 2009 guidebook as a 5.2, but it is a bit harder than that. A Week with Pete is THE route to do with gung-ho beginners.