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BETA PHOTO: The Roof... why did they name it that?
This one seems to get harder every year...Though it is graded 5.7, I still feel like I'm going to fall every time I do the first moves.... The foot holds have been polished to a marble finish by years of use, you're welcome for the excuse, now forget the grade and climb the route 'cause it's still fun no matter how slippery the starting feet are....
Climb the crack up under the roof place a few good pieces and follow the crack out right and up to a ledge, find the good feet.... A great climb with good gear.... You can also exit the roof to the left or straight over at a harder grade but the right finish is the most fun....
Near the left side of the upper cliff is a crack corner heading up to a triangle roof.... This feature is hard to miss....
Regular rack to #1 Camalot.... Belay or TR from trees.
Pulling the Roof on a beautiful spring day.
mike protecting while onsighting a classic
the crux is not the roof... mike is learning this....
Pulling out of the roof... so fun...
From: Concord, NH
Apr 8, 2007
This is an awesome route, if you are top-roping the route check out the faces on either side, they're fun as well.
From: New Hampshire
Nov 26, 2008
Start is the crux. The crack in the dihedral is full of dirt (as of early fall 08), so jamming isn't really an option. Using the face holds I think bumps the grade up a tad. The roof section is way easy compared to the first 15 feet.
|By lee hansche|
From: goffstown, nh
Nov 26, 2008
it was nice and clean when i was on it a couple weeks ago... i find that a mix of jams and crimps works best... right hand in the crack left hand crimp up high and a high left foot, then you are in it...
From: plymouth, nh
Aug 4, 2010
I did the face to the right today and it is really fun, probably goes around .9 or 9+ by Pway standards.
|By Brendan Blanchard|
From: Strafford, NH
Oct 24, 2011
If the roof is wet it becomes the crux, had a very interesting encounter with it this weekend.