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Routes in Upper Darth Vadar

Blustery Day S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Danger T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Frosted Flakes S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pee Wee's Playhouse S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Squall S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Three Easy Pieces S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Victim of Love S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Description

Up and to the right of the Darth Vadar Crag, there is another small cliff with a remarkable variety for its size. no 2 routes of the same grade. This and the shade of tall trees makes this a popular area for beginners and groups of climbers of different levels of ability. Routes range from vertical 5.4 to steep 5.11, and all of them are worth doing though none are truly classic.
This used to be a place to escape the crowds of the Meadows and 5.8 Crag, but the secret got out and it can be quite crowded on a busy day.
The rock quality on many of the moderate routes is not classic Rumney schist, you will find it smoother and easier on the hands.

Enjoy.

Getting There

At the Darth Vadar junction, take a right toward Bonsai and a quick left following the trail as it bends around above Darth Vadar proper. The trail drops you right in the center of the crag. The harder climbs are to your left, easier on right.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Darth Vadar

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 155
Frosted Flakes
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 94
Squall
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 114
Three Easy Pieces
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Frosted Flakes
 155
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Squall
 94
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Three Easy Pieces
 114
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
I feel kinda silly asking this but my knowledge of Upper Vader is limited, I am curious about the order of route at this crag... does it go like this

from left to right
Danger
Three Easy Pieces
Squall
Blustery Day
Victim of Love
Frosted Flakes
Pee Wee Playhouse

I wondering because I been climbing with some new climbers lately and want to go somewhere where we can all climb happily and dont want to put them on the wrong route... Mar 3, 2009
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
sounds right... Mar 3, 2009
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
thanks lee Mar 4, 2009

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