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Routes in Doorway Rocks - Minor Mass

A Cheval T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
B-minor Mass T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Disinclination T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Empty Nester T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Flotsam and Jetsam T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Great Mass in C Minor T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Green Ledges T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
In the Heat of the Sun T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
LadyFingers T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Manhandler T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Mr Wizard and Tutor Turtle T,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
No Stranger to the Fist T,TR 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Obduracy T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Oofdah Left T,TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Oofdah Right T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pigeon Roof T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Power of a Good Haircut TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Rainman T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Saturday Forever T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Type: Trad, TR
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Apr 2, 2002
Admins: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE

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B-minor Mass is located on the South Tower of the Minor Mass of the Doorway Rocks. The lower half of the climb starts out on the south-facing buttress of the South Tower. Climb from here up to the ledge using nice easy holds. From the ledge traverse left and climb up through an easy overhang. On the final ledge ascend the inside corner to the top.


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I was skeptical at first on the fun value of this route, but definitely worth it. An easy practice at multi-pitch and it just begs you to finish up Flotsam and Jetsam (right-side finish) for the 3rd pitch finale.

Protection is available, belays are comfortable, moves are sweet and the view makes you smile. Apr 23, 2014
Jay Knower
Campton, NH
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
The current "car to car" time on B-Minor is 27:30. Start at South Shore lot--run down the Grottos trail and then up Potholes trail until right before Red Rocks. Cut left (west) through scree to the base of the climb. Climb straight to the top of the rock and to the East Bluff Trail. Head left on the East Bluff trail and descend via the Balanced Rock trail. Going back down Potholes would just make the outing too short and lessen the workout value.

This seemed more involved than Turks Head--with more elevation gained and lost(most of it on trails). The climbing feels a little less solid too--maybe B-Minor just doesn't get the traffic. I think simulclimbing on B-Minor would definately bring the time down, as would scrambling up the talus below the start of the climb and not bothering with the Potholes trail all together. Any takers? May 14, 2002