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Rise and Shine 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: lee hansche on May 17, 2007

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Suzanne Knower climbing the lower part of the rout...

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Start up crimps and tricky route finding to gain a few good holds and slightly easier climbing up the left facing flakes to the top.

Remember to head left then back right at the top. If you go straight up toward the chains, it's a bit more challenging.

This is one of the better routes on the center section of the crag (there are a few squeezed in lines here now that are pretty generic).but this one is recommended.


In the center of the cliff starting behind a big boulder and trending left around the difficulty and up some layback flakes.


5 bolts to quick clips.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Melissa nearing the top.
Melissa nearing the top.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing rise and shine.
Climbing rise and shine.
Rock Climbing Photo: Suzanne Knower approaches the roof crux. Photo by ...
Suzanne Knower approaches the roof crux. Photo by ...

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By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Dec 1, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This climb has little bit of everything, from face climbing, to Heuco's, to "overhung" moves. I recommend this route to all people who enjoy fun routes. This is one of the routes I do everytime I am by the Parking Lot Wall.

Also if you are looking for a little more of a challenge, on TR you can go straight over the bulge instead of around it as the route goes. My friend Elin will only do the route this way.
By Pal Pocsi
From: Budapest, Hungary
Oct 18, 2009

Very fun climb indeed, especially the flake section. Just be careful as I noticed yesterday that there is a grape fruit sized loose rock in the middle of that flake. I don't think it would come out too easily but be careful.
By Jcomeau
From: North Conway
Jun 6, 2011

That loose block is still there. Its almost ready to pop. I tried pulling it out today but no luck.
By J Meagher
Oct 21, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This is a great beginner route with nice crimps and some good small jugs. If you're looking for a candidate for your first outdoor 5.7, do this route! The bolts are very close together, and it has no awkward or nervous moves. It is well worth your time to lead this, and a toprope variation of going directly over the bulge adds slightly to the grade.
By J Meagher
Oct 29, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I did this again yesterday and looked for that loose block mentioned above. It's still there, and ready to fall, but the blue x on it has been worn away and is barely visible. I didn't try to pull it out because there was a group on egg mcmeadows below me. In a scenario like that, should I try to pull a loose rock out, or is it better to just warn other groups on the wall about it?
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Oct 29, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

That block has been loose for the last six years and hasnt budged... I have tried several times to remove it to no avail. I would say be careful of it but dont expect it to come flying down anytime soon :)
By Christie Stack
May 28, 2013


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