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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Mark Cushman on Jul 14, 2009

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On the lead. Never get tired of this route. 3 star...


Climb a short, right facing corner to a roof, gain some handholds under the roof and pull around to the left. Climb a left arching fingercrack up to fixed anchors.


On the right side of the Precipice.


Standard trad rack, emphasis on finger and hand sized pieces.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The nice crack above the roof.
The nice crack above the roof.

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By Dom
From: New Brunswick Canada
Apr 25, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The fingercrack after the roof is amazing. The roof is also really fun.
By Peter Lewis
From: Bridgton, Maine
Oct 7, 2011

Don't be intimidated by the roof. The gear is excellent and the stance you will find after you pull up and around to the left is very secure. You do have to PULL though. What a great little route--too bad the upper crack isn't longer.
By Dave Pfurr
Sep 21, 2012

Agree with the above comments. Great pro at the roof. No particularly big cams needed. Really is a sweet route.
By Max Dismukes
From: North Quincy, MA
Jun 16, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This was a contender for my favorite route during a weekend full of climbing here. Great fist jam over the top makes pulling the roof easier than you would think. And while you don't necessarily need any big gear, I did place a #4 C4 in the wide crack down low after the wedged block, and a #3 right before the roof.

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