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BETA PHOTO: A climber midway on The Nose (5.8).
The obvious rounded arete that forms the center divider for the cliff.
Mostly if not all fixed gear (bolts and pins)
Center of the cliff.
Starts off of the upper launch pad.
Bolts and Pins
Maybe a few pieces?
From: North Andover, MA
Sep 16, 2012
Yes! This felt 5.8 to me. Always thought this was 5.6 and was like damn! Beautiful route!
|By burlap submariner|
Sep 16, 2012
that's what todd swain's old guide said as well, I dont buy it, the moves just getting to the first piece of gear are 5.7R at best, the crux is an awkward step up at the second bolt, beautiful route in a great setting.
Sep 18, 2012
i agree with burlap, no 5.6! maybe i was climbing the route wrong but it felt all of 5.8 to me...
From: Newmarket, NH
Sep 20, 2012
I'll back up that every inch of an .8.
|By Brendan Blanchard|
From: Strafford, NH
May 9, 2013
My first 5.8 trad lead, without me even knowing it! I always knew it was stiff, but didn't give it much thought.
Fun route, the bottom can be semi-protected by a red tri-cam in the flaring flake. After a few moves you can lean left and place a small C4 or TCU in a good flake. Maybe not R, but also not your standard protected route.