Schist Another Sport Climb
BETA PHOTO: Erin at the crux of the route. It's blank and th...
This route is fun with good holds everywhere except at the crux. Start on the easy slab under the first bolt work your way up clipping off of a good undercling. Trend right up easy ground past another bolt, then clip the third bolt, just above a ledge, this is where the crux begins. Move left on underclings these moves can feel extremely compressed, there is a small foot on the face that is usable. Continue moving left on the ledge in funky compressed moves until it is possible to stand up and clip the next bolt, continue over the bulge with one or two more thought provoking moves. Then continue up the easy often wet top to the chains.
The new guide book has this listed at 5.7 but Jim told me it was 5.9 before the book came out so I have adjusted it to meet in the middle.
On the New Wave wall, on the smaller section to the right, this is the right most bolted route, just left of the dirty gully that makes the trad route of Schist Another Crack.
To access this part of the cliff when you get to New Wave proper and the trail splits, left goes to New Wave go right as if heading to the Kennel Wall there will be three bolted routes here on the left of the trail, this route is the right most route.
4 bolts to LO's.
PLEASE TOP ROPE OFF YOUR OWN GEAR.
|Comments on Schist Another Sport Climb
|By Alyson Sewell|
From: Plymouth, NH
Nov 23, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
This climb is a lot of fun, but it's pretty short.
Also, I feel the ratings are different depending on how you do this climb. 2 out of 3 of us did it with this weird but really fun scrunched under-cling traverse (definitely a ton harder!) at the crux. When Matt did it, he just stood on small feet and reached for something. I'm not sure how easy this would be for someone my height. Nonetheless it is a great climb either way, definitely recommended!
|By Jake D.|
Aug 31, 2011
So that is what this is called haha.. was my first lead ever in 03.
Oct 8, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
Can we say not even close to a 5.7? I don't think it's a 5.7 even if you are 6+ feet tall. I put my wife up on it because it's suppose to be a "5.7" and I watch her struggle on the crux move while she had little trouble on the 5.9 next to it. She is 5 ft 2 in. I got on it and being 5ft 2in w/-3 ape index and I had to use my power to pull onto the non-bucket ledge. I saw the easier holds to my left that would've dropped the move dow to 5.9 ish but I did a 10ish thuggish move that is upper body strength dependent. Btw she did get the onsight on that one and I was so proud of her and I consider it to be the hardest send she has done yet.
From: Nashua, NH
Feb 4, 2013
Yeah, we got on this expecting a quick cool down on the way back down to the parking lot from the Kennell wall. We definitely weren't expecting the thought provoking awkward crux! Still a fun climb, would be interested to get on it again knowing what to expect.
|By Gini Kramer|
From: North Haven, CT
Aug 5, 2013
A fun route, but definitely not 5.7.
|By Nick Grant|
From: Natick, MA
Nov 10, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
Absolutely no way that this route is a 5.7. We were heading up to the Kennel Wall, and we hopped on this route as a warm-up. Well, surprise, surprise! If you follow the bolt-line, as I did, there is a gnarly, balancey 5.10 move to get up onto the blank face of rock that juts out. You have to undercling the bottom and then reach up to this nasty, slopey shelf. Footholds are minimal. Maybe you could traverse left into the shallow corner where the rock is stained white, but that would seem a contrived way to do this line to me. Look out for this one . . .
|By S. Neoh|
Nov 11, 2013
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c
The Daytripper is a far better warmup/warmdown climb.
Agreed; not 5.7.