Type: Sport, 50 ft Fixed Hardware (1)
FA: Ted Hammond 10/86
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Shared By: Josh Squire on Dec 12, 2006
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Access Issue: Note: New route moratorium area Details

Description

Follow a technical corner then move left and over the roof (crux). This is a very good climb and well worth doing. It even stays dry after a rain, so it should be doable whenever you get up there.

Location

Follow trail to Orange Crush off of second parking lot. Near the top you will break right to New Wave. Sally's Alley is in the middle of New Wave wall. Look for a single SS glue-in at the base for anchoring the belayer

Protection

SS glue-in belayer's bolt then 9 more to LO. Might want to bring a shoulder length sling and a few longish draws to keep everything running well

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lee hansche
goffstown, nh
 
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
 
a really fun route that was both steeper and more challenging than it looked... i love the technical corner on the first half of the route... Jul 26, 2007
Tom Gnyra    
 
Fun and really varied, will redpoint next go!

If it feels hard, just stem. I think that's what saved me! Easier than Barking Spiders to the left. May 22, 2012
S. Neoh  
NICE. Congrats.
This route has a special place in my heart as it is the first .11 I ever led, after working the route for several weeks while being coached by a friend. Rated .11b BITD. Oct 27, 2013
Eric Leclerc
Montreal
  5.11c
Eric Leclerc   Montreal  
  5.11c
Well Soon, you had balls to do this one as your first 5.11 lead.
Even if BITD it was 11b, I would agree with the 11c of the guidebook.
It would be like going for Venus as your first 5.12 skipping all the easy 12a like Outcast, Vaporizer, Valley Daze, Cosmic Monsters...
Good job!!! Feb 10, 2014
Nick Grant
Natick, MA & Tamworth, NH
 
Nick Grant   Natick, MA & Tamworth, NH
 
Soon, this was your first 5.11 lead? You rock. The stemming section is pretty straightforward, but the roof and upper bit are a wicked pumpathon. Flail city. Harrrd. Aug 14, 2014
S. Neoh  
Nah, Nick and Eric, it was more like I was cocky and knew a lot less than I do now. TomA basically gave me the Beta for every move and I rehearsed the route quite a bit (thanks to his infinite patience) before redpointing it in '94 or '95.
I tried to repeat the route a number of years back and fell off at the bulge. It felt HARD! I guess I have forgotten most of the Beta and not nearly in the shape I need to be.
At the same crag, I enjoyed Valle Daze and Retro Spade a lot even tho I never redpointed any of them. Weevil too mroe recently. Retro Spade is often overlooked but is really good.
Oh, Social Outcast was my first .12 anywhere. Venus had always felt impossible to me, especially the hard move very near the end. Aug 14, 2014
Nick Grant
Natick, MA & Tamworth, NH
 
Nick Grant   Natick, MA & Tamworth, NH
 
Had another go yesterday. Chains were two moves away. Sally wins again. Apr 17, 2016
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
The top is a little different now, as a big chunk came out. All the bolts have been replaced with an anchor bolt added for the belayer at the base and two added to protect the easy but often wet start May 8, 2018