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Space Shuttle 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ron Raynolds 1981
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Jan 30, 2008

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Description 

A cool little trad pitch hidden in the open between two 5.12's. If you like finger cracks this one has your name on it as it is a perfect splitter layback finger crack leaning right. It's a bummer that it's a little too short. The crux is pulling over a small tricky roof low down on the route.

Climbing this route is a good way to set up a top rope on Rap Echo (5.12a/b).

Climb up under the small roof lowdown and place a couple pieces before tackling the crux pull over the roof (harder than it looks). Take a little rest and then enjoy sweet laybacking and finger-locking up the corner and if you close your eyes and dream you might believe its a hundred feet long but when you open your eyes the sweet section is still about 25 feet long. Oh well, you're at Rumney and you're climbing a sweet crack, what more can you expect?

Location 

Right between Rap Echo (5.12a/b) and the Skewer (5.12c). Look for the nice crack angling right.

Protection 

Mostly small/finger-sized stuff but bring up to a red or yellow Camalot.


Photos of Space Shuttle Slideshow Add Photo
lily on a tricky high foot, the crux of the upper half
lily on a tricky high foot, the crux of the upper ...
a nice capture of the feel of this amazing corner crack
a nice capture of the feel of this amazing corner ...
lily peeking around the difficult crux roof
lily peeking around the difficult crux roof
Me on the nice layback crack, fun...
Me on the nice layback crack, fun...
Bruce trying to get gear at the lip. we determined that the gray .3 fits best here, unlucky for Bruce, it was to only piece of gear we didn't have...
Bruce trying to get gear at the lip. we determined...
the low crux roof that you must do to gain the more fun crack above...
the low crux roof that you must do to gain the mor...
Placing gear under the roof and before the crux.
Placing gear under the roof and before the crux.
Entering the layback corner.
Entering the layback corner.
Since this climb is never done it often times has spiders on it. For Bruce spiders are the worst thing that could be found on a route, so he declared war :)
Since this climb is never done it often times has ...
lily pulls around the roof, harder than it looks and most feel its hard for the grade...
lily pulls around the roof, harder than it looks a...

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By M Sprague
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From: New England
Oct 5, 2011

Nice series of Lily on the route, Lee. It is totally worth bringing the gear up for this route..very sweat finger locks in the corner.
By lee hansche
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From: goffstown, nh
Oct 6, 2011

thanks mark, and yeah well worth bringing a few pieces up there... rumney my not be known for rad trad but there are a few gems...