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Bean Pole T,TR 
Bishop T,TR 
Bloody Fingers TR 
Chamonix TR 
Chimney, The T,TR 
Climber's Corner T 
Desperate Depression T,TR 
Diagonal T 
Double Chin T 
Double Jam T 
Fantastic Face TR 
Far Out Jam T,TR 
Far Out Jam Right T,TR 
High Anxiety (aka Silicon Shoes) TR 
Horn, The T 
Kiddie's Korner T,TR 
Loose Flake Polka TR 
Max Factor T 
Ms. Pac Man T 
No Answer T,TR 
Obscene Phone Call T 
PB & J T,TR 
Pee Pee The Sailor TR 
Roof, The T 
Short Stuff T,TR 
Start, The T 
Tramp, The T,TR 
Yellow Zonkers T,TR 
Unsorted Routes:

Diagonal 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Apr 12, 2007

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Description 

Climb a somewhat chanenging bouldery start to gain the crack then with hands in the crack and feet mostly on the face make your way up and to the left... Eventually making a mantel move on to the top...
The gear can be a little tricky but its all there once you get past the starting moves...

I think this route is better to lead than TR due to its traversing nature...

Location 

A bit left of The Horn(5.9) look for a left leaning crack starting behind a small boulder...

Protection 

Regular rack, maybe some tri-cams would be nice...


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By BDalhaus
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From: Manchester, NH
Apr 21, 2008
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

The direct start in the crack goes at 5.10. Starting 6' left on the slab is the 5.7 start, although as a lead it's unprotected until you reach the crack.
By KTH
From: Southington, Connecticut
May 20, 2012

The flake above the slab start is not long for this world. I pulled two cams out of it in a fall. It expanded and the right side cracked. Don't trust it.
By Alcapuke
Jun 6, 2013

I'm pretty sure I felt that flake move on me. The crack is fun but the top out is a bit of a reach if you're only 5'7" like me. Cool spot.
By Russ Keane
Oct 20, 2013

OMG love this climb!!!! What a spicey, dicey, sustained lead!! The bottom is outstanding. It's a balancey, highish boulder problem, with some crazy moves to get over and get your first piece in. Strap on your jock straps boys and girls! Then the climb forces you to keep moving and just plug-and-go, do not stop, try and get to the top.... but Man oh man the top out is dirty and not so obvious. I actually fell on my last piece and lowered down to this little side ledge, and walked around and built the anchor. Tough!

Just like the other climbs up here, add a grade. This thing climbs like an 8.