|The Northwest Passage
The route opens with some very "thin" technical climbing to the 1st crux. A fairly difficult traverse left after clipping the 2nd bolt leads to the really cool lie-back flake and the 3rd bolt. Thin face climbing past the 3rd bolt leads to good holds to clip the 4th and final bolt, (do not fear the space between 3rd & 4th bolts, good holds make clipping the 4th bolt easy, especially if you utilize the ancient art of "technique").
A final "crimpy" crux stands between you and the anchors!
This route is located right of "A Very Nice Crack" and the "The Friend Zone". Hike uphill on the stone steps past the starting ledge of "Cozened Stone" & "Double D's" till you are just below a 6' headwall in the trail, "Forty Six and 2" will be just to your left. Traversing left under "Forty Six and 2" on the narrow ledge leads to the start of "A Very Nice Crack" & "The Friend Zone".
4 protection bolts, and anchors. *stick clip the 1st bolt w\ a locking carabiner, (I HIGHLY recommend this)
|By M Sprague|
From: New England
Oct 17, 2013
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Congrats, Dave! I am really looking forward to getting on this.
From: Chocorua, NH
Oct 18, 2013
Hooray for TOOL fans! New album 2014!
From: Nashua, NH
Oct 19, 2013
Awesome route name!!!