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Routes in 6. Practice Face (right end)

Boardwalk T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Crescent T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Ladybug T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sidewinder T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Trad, TR, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: jeremyadams on Jan 6, 2007
Admins: Joe M., Old Timer, jim.dangle

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Description

This is a low angle crack that climbs like a juggy face and has plenty of ledges for resting and placing gear. Gaining the beginning of the crack is difficult for the grade. Many newer climbers skirt the difficulty to the right, then traverse left into the crack. Topping out this route can be tricky for new leaders, as the wall gets steeper at the very top, and run-off often makes it a little dirty up there.

Location

Boardwalk is the 5.5 crack that splits the middle of the practice face.

Protection

Easily protected by nuts and cams. TR from the middle anchors.

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I think this is my favorite easy route at Crow Hill. The climbing is fun especially the bottom and the very top. It's also a fun lead, but there is almost always a top-rope on it. Gaining the crack for the first piece is a little intimidating if 5.5 is your limit, especially if you go straight up. May 8, 2012
J Meagher
  5.6
J Meagher  
  5.6
Very fun toprope route that is extremely easy to build an anchor for. It took me all of 5 minutes to hike up and set the anchor off of the bolts. Good laybacking and a couple of finger-lock moves make for an interesting 5.5. This felt harder than 5.5 to me, but this was also my first route at Crow Hill, so it makes sense. The direct start (instead of walking along the ledge to gain the crack) felt around 5.8ish. Nov 10, 2012
J Meagher
  5.6
J Meagher  
  5.6
Could you get away with leading this on a set of nuts and Camalots from sizes 0.3 to 2? Apr 5, 2014
jim.dangle    
Quote: "Could you get away with leading this on a set of nuts and Camalots from sizes 0.3 to 2?"

Absolutely. It was one of my first leads, I am not especially brave, and I only had a few cams.

Get on it!

Jim Apr 10, 2014
Eric Nguyen
Natick, MA
  5.5
Eric Nguyen   Natick, MA
  5.5
More fun if you limit yourself to tricams. Lots of great placements! =) Jul 6, 2015
Etha Williams
Somerville, MA
 
Etha Williams   Somerville, MA
 
The direct start is super fun and definitely feels a little harder than a 5.5. The whole thing is a really great, easy route. May 30, 2018

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