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Stage Fright 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ British: MS 4a

   
Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 25'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: rdlennon on Oct 10, 2008
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BETA PHOTO: Starting off on the juggy beginning of Stage Frigh...

Description 

A common first outdoor climb or cool-down solo, Stage Fright ascends the juggy/ledgy arete to the right of Desperado. Very easy climbing down low leads to more reachy moves up high, and a 'crux' just before the top.


Location 

Follow the arete first seen as you enter Den Rock.


Protection 

Glue-in anchor at top.



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By Jonathan Zoller
From: Strafford, NH
Apr 30, 2009

I just climbed Stage Fright my first time @ Denrocks today. I free solo'ed it right off the bat, and it is a good solid climb w/ confident and juggy holds halfway up, then a slightly more technical but short and manageable crux. It is short, but high enough to get hurt.

By Russ Keane
Oct 6, 2013

Definitely an awesome, puckery boulder problem! See if you can make the crux moves at 20 feet, and then have the nerve for the tricky top-out at 30 feet! Both times I tried, I bailed right and topped out around the arete, which is much easier.