Another ancient classic - a route way ahead of its time.
The start is easily located - a detached pillar about 25 feet past (left of) Wiessner Slab marks the route. Things start off easy but the business begins when a small overhang is reached. Follow the crack to the top.
Some extra big pieces (#3, #4 camalots) let you sew up the crux if you want to.
Ethan G. about to get a taste of Vector
BETA PHOTO: This is the start of Vector.
May 5, 2009
Amazing to think about Fritz leading this in the gear du jour with just a couple of pitons.......
|By apeman e|
Mar 14, 2010
If you didn't bring any big cams, it's not a big deal. Once over the little roof, you can place smaller gear in the back of the crack where it is much less flaring. If I recall correctly, think a .5 or .75 fits nicely if you place it deep enough.
Mar 20, 2011
Great route big cams are nice but can do without. I am not from the area and used the old New England rock climbing guide to find the place. i talk with a few locals and apparently you can access this from parking up the road. The guide had me park at a golf coarse and hike 30 minutes to the crag.
|By John Peterson|
Mar 20, 2011
The whole golf course approach is silly. I updated the description at the Ragged Mountain page.
|By The Lingering Fart|
Apr 8, 2013
Super "G" and I felt like I wrestled an alligator afterwards, but that's probably because I exhausted myself placing too much gear.
From: Wallingford, CT
Aug 15, 2013
if you dont have any bigger cams big nuts work just as well further back. i stuck all of mine on this crack
|By Peter Lewis|
From: Bridgton, Maine
Aug 22, 2013
I can still clearly remember making those strenuous moves over the little roof and in the crack above--I'd been lured into thinking the whole thing was just a cruise until then (this would have been about 1976). All we had then were straight-sided stoppers, hexes, and 1-inch webbing. Gosh, I suddenly feel very old. Really should go back to Ragged this year, for old times sake (with cams, LOL).