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Routes in Rose Ledge

Beginner's (aka Easy Corner) T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Bishop V2 5+
Camp Corner T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Chimney, The TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Deadpoint V1 5
Delaney's Arete T,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Double Helix (aka Rikert's Corner) T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Easy T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
En Passant V2 5+
Everything is Purple V12 8A+
Fun Crack (aka Fist Fight) T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Greeting Crack T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Guillotine (aka Double Overhead Cam) T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hampshire Corner T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Indian Summer Arete TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Joe Brown Special T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
King Phillip's Face TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lip, The V2 5+
Lunge Roof (aka Rhino Dyno, or Gunks Roof) T,TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Marie Antoinette TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Off Width (aka Stetson Stumble) T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Paper Guillotine V3 6A
Partners in Climb T,TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Pawn V1 5
Pendulum (aka Ben's Boot) T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Playland T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pommel Horse V3 6A
Right Twin Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rook V5 6C
Rook Direct V4 6B
Sideline TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Snake Eyes V2 5+
Solar Flare T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Straight Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Summer Stroll T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Tale of Two Cities (aka Whoops) T,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Tennessee T,TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tiger Walk T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Unknown V3/4 V3-4 6A+
Uppercut V3 6A
Widowmaker (aka Leave it to Beaver) TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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Type: Trad, TR, 40 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Paul Crowder on Mar 12, 2006
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This is a face and flake climb with a (formerly) Tennessee-shaped flake near its top. It is a bit runout at the top if you choose to lead it. Rated 5.7 in the 1970s, the loss of a key part of the Tennessee flake since that time has resulted in a change in grade to a current consensus of 5.9 to 5.11, depending upon your reach. To most folks, the crux of this route will seem like pretty solid 5.10, with small crimpy handholds, delicate, balancy footwork, and a long reach to more reassuring holds near the top of the route.


TR, or a trad rack, including nuts and cams.


Spfld, Ma
GoBotRocker   Spfld, Ma
Tennessee Flake, much easier B4 "the flake" took a ride. It has at least 2 variations. 1st var, from the pedestal climb left on an arching ripple (5.10 or so). There is another variation that works to the right (just a bit) to surmount the pedestal, it's very delicate.

Solar Flare, 5.11b, is also a variation off the main route 1/3 the way up. A left-arching crack leads to a vertical seam. With 2 buckets and 2 cruxes on the climb, you'll be happy to have strong fingers and a cool day, as warm weather makes all the routes at Rose greasy, especially this one. Feb 17, 2007
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
This climb is very fun, a great climb! I think it would protect very well on gear, maybe having a little runout (gear by your feet when finishing the crux). I highly recommend this climb! Dec 2, 2011
Climbed this yesterday with a couple people shorter than myself. We didn't believe the "consensus 5.9 to 5.11" before, but afterwards came to the same conclusion. Wingspan of 5'11" or greater, it's 5.9. Wingspan of 5'9" or less, it's at least 5.11. Apr 8, 2013
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Watertown, MA
SP Boston   Watertown, MA
A nice change of pace after doing Guillotine, this classic is steep and requires some layback and balance moves, as well as some carefully timed high stepping with small hand holds. Others rate it 5.10 and higher, and suggest that the finish is rather height dependent. At 5' 10" and 6' 1" neither of us had a problem with the finish, so the hard finish might enter into the equation somewhere below 5' 10" in height. Another in-your-face route for gym climbers transitioning to finding good holds outdoors.

Some of the rock is so chalky that it is getting a little slick. May 27, 2014

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