Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Middle Cliff Routes
Select Route:
Family Picnic S 

Family Picnic 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13

   
Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Paul Hansen Derek Doucet 5/02
Page Views: 1,345
Submitted By: Chris Duca on Sep 26, 2011

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (4)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Nearing the top of a route on one of the more remo...

  • Seasonal Peregrine Falcon Closures MORE INFO >>>
  • For access issues: please review cragvt.org

  • Description 

    On par with any of the multi-pitch routes at the 82. Long, steep and thoughtful characterize this fun romp up a nice exposed buttress.

    start on the left side of a 70/80 foot buttress/pillar of rock in the center of the Main Cliff. The route is unmistakeable, as bolts mark the way. Pitch one is tricky little number with some balance and faith required at the crux. Finish on a nice ledge with a 2-bolt anchor.

    The 2nd pitch climbs steep rock up past an insecure block (step around it gingerly!!) to a series of delicate moves to a nice ledge with a 2-bolt anchor.

    A single rap with 2 60 meter ropes with get you back to the ground.

    Location 

    Center of the Main Cliff Wall on the left side of an obvious buttress of rock.

    Protection 

    10 QDs, plus some small nuts if you want to avoid the runouts.


    Comments on Family Picnic Add Comment
    Show which comments
    By Derek Doucet
    Sep 30, 2011
    rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

    Hi Chris-

    It's awesome you've been getting up to Bone! I haven't been in years. Paul and I also did a great 2 pitch 5.10 just left of Family Picnic called "Fathers Day". It's adequately protected with a mix of gear (bring some small wires) and bolts, and very fun. Highly recommended. It has its own anchor on top of P1, but shares the "Family Picnic" top anchor.

    Cheers,

    Derek
    Beyond the Guidebook:
    The Definitive Climbing Resource
    Inspiration & Motivation
    to Fuel Your Run
    Next Generation Mountain
    Bike Trail Maps
    Backcountry, Sidecountry
    & Secret Stashes
    Better Data. Better Tools.
    Better Hikes!