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YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III British: VD 3a

   
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Consensus:  YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III British: VD 3a [details]
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Feb 10, 2009
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Description 

From the tree, climb on to the boulder to the climbers right (check out the old rusty pin). Climb on huge flakes and cracks past a nice hand jam. Make a fun Exposed move out right then up easy rock to the top of the cliff. Belay from trees... Hike off or rap with 2 ropes (not sure if you can do it with one so I'm being safe).

The Guide book calls it 5.1 but that seems silly. Its about the same difficulty as Clippity-Do-Da.
Also some may not agree at giving it 2 stars because its easy and dirty but for its style I found it really fun, exposed and containing interesting moves. I also did in the winter.


Location 

Starts from the big flat ledge to the right of the corners in the center section of the cliff. From the tree ledge at the base of the Skunks in the Gym slab belay from the huge pine tree. Climb easy line above.


Protection 

Regular rack. Belay from trees.



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By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Plymouth, NH
Feb 11, 2009

With the addition of this route, the Rumney route database has reached 500! Thank you all for your hard work and continued submissions.

By lee hansche
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From: goffstown, nh
Feb 11, 2009

I noticed that milestone as i entered the route... Im happy to be a member of the mountainproject army!!!