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Trigger Happy 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Ward Smith 9/95
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Sep 21, 2007

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A nice varied route with crimps, fancy footwork and even a roof/overlap to pass at one point. This makes it a nice full body warm up.

Start with a "boulder problem" just left of the left facing corner and roof of Technical Second. Climb a few hard moves to a stance then up a low angle yet quite tricky face heading a little left toward a roof. This is the crux for many (however I am more challenged by the tricky face climbing section). Anyway, the roof is not too bad to pass if you find the right holds. fter this the anchors are right there.

Often wet but worth doing when dry.


Just left of the left facing corner and roof of Technical Second.


7 bolts to anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mr. Dan on the fun route
Mr. Dan on the fun route
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of the climb
The start of the climb

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By BTodd
May 26, 2008

a great route with really interesting moves, it has a little bit of everything
By twellman
From: Cambridge
Jul 19, 2009

Solid 5.9 Like so many other climbs to the right, from the last bolt to the anchors might be the crux... who stole the holds from the top of this cliff?
By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Oct 18, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Really enjoyable variety of moves. Enjoyable sequence for the mini-roof section. I found the top to not be an issue (even in wet conditions) as there were plenty of solid stances to gain.
By Nick Grant
From: Natick, MA & Tamworth, NH
Apr 17, 2016
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Good slab climbing — the moves aren't obvious, and you're being lured to the right by the big corner. I thought the slab was 5.9+/5.10-.
By S. Neoh
Aug 7, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Waited in line to repeat this after sole previous encounter 20 years ago. Glad I did. Three stars after initial insecure boulder problem start. Quite technical for the grade.

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