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Little Mermaid 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Justin Hayes
Season: Sunny days in the winter and shaddy ones in the summer.
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Submitted By: Emile Mennin on May 9, 2011

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If you've sent Venus and aren't quite ready for Neptune, try this crimpy and pumpy link up. First done by Justin Hayes this is an endurance route.


The Route climbs the first 4 bolts of Venus on a Halfshell, then traverses right and finishes on Shame on a Chippa (the Neptune finish too).


Quick-draws, usually fixed.

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By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
May 9, 2011

According to the old Rumney guide, this linkup is called "Little Mermaid", and is given 12d.

There is also "Secret Agent" (13a/b) that starts on Shame on a Chippa and finishes on Mercury.
By M Sprague
From: New England
May 9, 2011

Great, now we have 2 "Little Mermaids" and 2 "Cold Shoulders" at Rumney. How about something prosaic like "Hayes Linkup"?

I still wish Ward had left "Smoke Stack" at the New Wave as "Cold Shoulder" and just mentioned that Tim called it Cold Shoulder when he first did it as a trad route, to avoid confusion. It's the more often used name anyway.

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