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Pretty Good Face S 
Very Nice Crack T 

Forty Six and 2 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Dave Quinn
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 764
Submitted By: David Quinn on Oct 17, 2013

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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, which has been called a "show stopper", stands between you and the anchors! Some are calling for a grade of 12d/13a.


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" and around the right edge of a cave like area, 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)

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Dave Quinn on his new route "Forty Six and 2&...
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Hmmm, looks slabby in the photos, but then looks c...

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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.
By JChepes
From: West Ossipee, NH
Oct 18, 2013

Hooray for TOOL fans! New album 2014!
By David Quinn
Oct 18, 2013

By Matt Levine
From: Concord, NH
Oct 19, 2013

Awesome route name!!!
By David Quinn
Aug 3, 2014

Nice Job Tim D, on the 2nd ascent! Psyched that it is seeing a lot of traffic lately!
By M Sprague
From: New England
Aug 4, 2014
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b

Doh! I should have gotten back on it on the lead faster :) It is a really fun route if you like thin technical face climbing, which I do.
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