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Things as They Are 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Scott Stevenson, 1989
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Submitted By: Steve Marr on Feb 28, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: Photo of the route showing the top three bolts and...


Start off a boulder below a left-facing corner. The first bolt is a ways up, and you'll probably want to stick clip first (especially if the route's damp). Smear off the face to left and pull into the corner. Look for positive (but small) edges along the corner. The crux is a thin section between the second and third bolts. Continue stemming between the face and the small corner past one more bolt to the anchors. Fun, strenuous route.


Located on the left side of the Things as They Are alcove. Look for the obvious left-facing corner.


3 bolts to anchors.

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By Dom
From: New Brunswick Canada
Dec 8, 2007
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

I'm pretty sure it's only 3bolts to the anchor.
The picture corroborates this...

By Jay Knower
From: Plymouth, NH
Dec 8, 2007

I've changed the bolt count to three.

By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Aug 18, 2009

It was called things as they are (from what i hear) because it was done on gear and things could be left as they were... i did it on gear today, it was fun and more difficult but its more fun clipping the bolts cause you can use the cracks for hand holds :)

By Franzalopolis
From: Mass.
Apr 29, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

I learned the hard way to stick clip the first bolt. Took a tumble when my hand snapped off a hold. Good thing my spotter was there.

By J Meagher
Jul 22, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

Cool fingerlock moves and laybacks up the nice corner/crack. Easy to tr after leading beginning of all things. Nice because you can still climb this even if the start is wet.