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Flatline 

YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Justin Hayes 11/99
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Nov 19, 2007
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Description 

Just right of Pulse (5.11d) and Static Cling (5.12a/b) there is a short arete with 3 bolts on it and a chain anchor, this is Flatline (5.12b/c). Though very different from its neighbors to the left it shares the short "boulder problem" feel. However instead of super steep and powerful I found technique, body position to be the most important thing on this route. Many of the holds are open handed slopers but crimping is encountered before you clip the chains.

Start on very easy ground to the first draw then stand tall and clip draw 2 before heading left to the arete and making some tricky moves with interesting foot work to some pretty good holds allowing you to clip bolt number 3 and a relatively moderate finish gets you to the top.

Very nice rock quality and interesting moves.



Location 

Just right of Pulse.


Protection 

3 bolts to chains.



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By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Plymouth, NH
Apr 26, 2008

This is actually a pretty good little route. It's much better than it looks, and the climbing after the crux is really cool, if a bit short-lived.

By Tim J.
From: Loudon, NH
Dec 19, 2008

I really enjoyed this route as well. Worth the trip up the hill if you ask me. Definitely favors the tall. For some reason the top reminds me of a gritstone route.

By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Nov 3, 2010

i climbed this one again today and remembered how much i liked it... it is a bolted boulder problem but its one of the most fun bolted boulder problems ive done at rumney...

By S. Neoh
Nov 3, 2010

Hmm, you all are making this route sound mighty fun. I've never been on it. Got shut down by Shock Therapy a few years ago. Perhaps I should try this one instead. I like short routes :)

By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Nov 4, 2010

yeah, check it out! i like it better than shock therapy for sure.... its less powerful and more technical... there is a sloper on it that is just fantastic.... that being said, it is a little height dependent but still fun for shorter folks...

By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Aug 17, 2012