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Fingers in a Seascape 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Andrew Mertens on Jun 30, 2010

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Reach out of the left end of the ledge on top of Old Town and clip the first bolt. Make some fingery moves to pull onto the wall and climb up past two more bolts. Make an awkward mantle move above the third bolt then make a couple more moderate moves, ending at a two bolt anchor right below the Return to Forever corner.


Start of the left end of the ledge that Old Town finishes on.


3 bolts

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By Dom
From: New Brunswick Canada
Apr 25, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

I thought this route was as hard as Connecticut cracks.
By Michael Z.
Aug 16, 2011

A cool short pitch of face climbing and an almost perfect, must do, linkup with Connecticut Cracks.
By E thatcher
From: Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Aug 6, 2012

I second the link up with COnnecticut cracks. Two different styles of climbing, but at a similar grade. It's almost a full 30m to the top, so tie knots in your rope if you're going to TR it from the ground...
By jim.dangle
May 7, 2013

A decent climb but very short. Maybe even 30-35 feet. Sort of reminded me of Worm Drive on Cathedral.

Is there a second pitch? I noticed another line of bolts heading up above the belay ledge.

By Sprax Lines
From: Brookline, MA
Oct 13, 2014

In Stewart Green's "Rock Climbing New England," this route is called "Fingers in a Seascape" (not "on"), and it's rated 10a. That rating seemed right to me the few times I climbed the route, but it's been at least 5 years, and I am tall enough perhaps to reach past intermediate holds. Or did a hold break, making the climb harder?
By Andrew Mertens
From: Berkeley, CA
Oct 13, 2014

Thanks Sprax, I changed it. Yeah, I think the difficult depends on both height and style preferences. If you are good at crimpy, balancy face it might feel 10a.
By JonP756
From: Mahwah, NJ
Feb 24, 2016
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

I thought this felt quite a bit harder than Connecticut cracks. And I led Fingers first..... Good luck linking the 2!

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