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Things in the Woods 

Hueco: V9-10 Font: 7C+

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V9-10 Font: 7C+ [details]
FA: Dave Graham
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Submitted By: Jay Knower on Feb 1, 2011

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Among the jumble of rocks on the right side of Monsters hides this unlikely, and classic, problem. The problem climbs a beautiful steep face that is streaked with vertical quartz intrusions.

Start sitting. Use sidepulls, pinches, and drop knees to power and technique your way up the face. A heroic throw to the lip provides a fitting end to this amazing problem.


Take the Shortcut trail up the long wooden stairs then traversing the hillside above the 5.8 Crag, like you were headed towards Bonsai. Just after passing the lone Midway boulder, instead of turning up the hill continue straight (towards the Blackjacks) and in a minute you will be walking below the Monsters boulders. As you first get to them, look uphill from the path and you will see the top of this problem above the first tier of rock, up and left of Los Pollos-Hermanos It is easiest to get to by hooking up and around to it from the right.
It's worth taking some time to explore this area, as the jumbled rocks create a cool system of faces and caves.



Photos of Things in the Woods Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Don't forget to dropknee.
Don't forget to dropknee.
Rock Climbing Photo: Secret Beta: Drop Knee. Lock Off. Repeat Until Jug
Secret Beta: Drop Knee. Lock Off. Repeat Until Jug
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike setting up for the crux.
Mike setting up for the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown V9 or 10, Monsters from the Id, Rumney
Unknown V9 or 10, Monsters from the Id, Rumney

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By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
Feb 1, 2011

Does anyone know the name of this problem?
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Feb 1, 2011

Not sure of the name but Mark Sprague said it is a V9, Dave Graham first ascent.

Also Ward Smith said the route immediately to the left is called Twisted Sister V7 and the deep cave left of that goes at V3 using the crack in the corner of the roof, those two are both Ward Smith FA's.
By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
Feb 1, 2011

On most people are split as to the rating. Some say V10, others V9. No one has a name for it, however.
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Feb 2, 2011

Cool still above my head bouldering but it does look like a beautiful line!
By Brian Nugent
Dec 4, 2011

The guidebook calls this problem supreme clientele.
By M Sprague
From: New England
Dec 4, 2011

No, Supreme is right next to Doctor No, on the same roof and has a sketchier landing. This one is further to the right (looking towards the cliff) and down a little, probably 50+ feet away. I originally scrubbed it off, but Dave snagged it.
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Dec 8, 2012

Mark, do you remember any beta for Twisted Sister? Mainly where it starts?
By Luke W.
From: Prescott
Dec 9, 2012

I have been above and all around Id but am still unable to find this problem. Anyone have a more specific location? Great area with some cool potential!
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Dec 9, 2012

Luke it is buried and really hard to see from the trail. But here is my best attempt. When approaching Monsters from the Black Jack Boulder you want to split off right well below the actual Monsters Crag. You will walk by the big 20 foot arete. Keep going you will walk by several alcoves of rock on you left. Just when the rock seems to stop look left and up and you will be able to see the lip to this problem. It is elevated on another boulder. Hope this helps. I will try to grab some approach photos when I'm by this problem again.
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Mar 23, 2013

I got to watch my friend Mike send this problem today, it looks like an incredible line. We were discussing giving it a name because it really deserves one. Anybody have any input on that? Pro's vs. Cons? Would anyone be really upset if we did?
By M Sprague
From: New England
Mar 24, 2013

Shoot a note to Dave, via or facebook. He might have a good name. He won't bite. I was thinking something related to the Milky Way when scrubbing it due to the white quartz line, but that is kind of boring.
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Apr 18, 2014

After some research it looks like this problem is commonly referred to as "Things in the Woods". Maybe we should adopt that name, it looks as if Paul Robinson and Jon Cardwell have ticketed it on and 27 Crags as this name.
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Apr 19, 2014

updated :)
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Apr 19, 2014

Thanks Lee, glad to see this classic finally have a deserving name!
By Ian McAfee
From: Concord, NH
Aug 17, 2014

This problem is phenomenal and worth seeking out, a strange location for an amazing boulder problem though. If you're in the area looking to climb in this grade range you'll be amazed at the quality, intricate beta, and how independent this line is. I sussed the beta over a session, and will certainly be back to send because it's so good.

Not actually that cryptic to find, traverse the trail below Monsters until it peters out and this is on the last section of cliff.

Unique, beautiful problem that I hope I can send this fall.
By Troy Fauteux
From: Hopkinton NH
Sep 22, 2016
rating: V9 7C

Really cool overhanging power problem with excellent rock quality. Its a great problem to work if you're short on pads as well and even if you don't climb the grade its very workable and worth trying. First climb in the video.

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