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Boat Ramp S 
Brain Cramp T,S 
Learning to Swim S 
Members Only S 
Powerdrill and Peckerheads S 
Sex on the Beach T,S 
Subversive Behavior S 

The Ocean Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Michael Z. on Oct 26, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: Looking out across the Ocean from partway up Sex o...


Fantastic sustained climbing! Some super fun and challenging slab routes can be found here, often with an interesting horizontal crack near the base. Great classic lines with interesting cruxes, a wonderful setting, and the length to back them up. These 80 to 100+ routes are mostly sport bolted with sometimes optional (I guess it is always optional) or required gear in places.

Getting There 

North (right) of the South America Wall, below and south of The Beach. The left most route is Learn to Swim.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Ocean

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Ocean:
Subversive Behavior   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
Sex on the Beach   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Boat Ramp   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Learning to Swim   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 170'   
Brain Cramp   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 100'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Members Only is the left hand line. Brain Cramp is...

Members Only 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  NH : WM: Waterville Valley : ... : The Ocean
I just know this is what everybody is looking for in a rock climb. Nearly one hundred feet of intense slabbing!After clipping the first bolt of Sex on the Beach break right and step onto a horizontal crack (red Camalot). Now on to the business micro crimp, edge, palm, and whatever else you can do to keep moving upward. Nearing the top the climbing seems to ease some.For the nature of this route I found the clipping stances far less than horrendous. They are actually quite friendly adding to...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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