Type: Trad, TR
FA: a climber
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Jan 16, 2007 with updates from Joshua Wise
Admins: Joe M., Old Timer, jim.dangle

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Description

This is one of the finer routes here. It ascends an obvious crack that is typically laybacked. It just begs to be climbed. The crux is mid-height where it jogs left. Continue up. Enjoy. One of the nicest short routes in New England, IMHO.

Location

This is on the right side of the crag. Click on this if you can't figure out which line.

Protection

Easily protected with either cams, hexes or stoppers.

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rdlennon
New Hampshire
  5.5
rdlennon   New Hampshire
  5.5
This would be a noted classic if it were anywhere else. As it is, one of the best routes at the grade in the region. Mar 20, 2009
Dan Friedman
Boulder, CO
 
Dan Friedman   Boulder, CO
 
Thought this was a fantastic route, wished it went on for another 100 feet. Anchors up top currently. I will say, while the climbing itself didn't feel difficult, stopping to place gear from a friction/layback spiced things up a bit, but I'm hardly a veteran leader. I'd come back just to do this again. Jul 22, 2013
jTaylor
 
jTaylor  
 
Great route to work on building confidence free soloing Oct 21, 2013
Tyler Newcomb
Burlington
Tyler Newcomb   Burlington
Great fun route, got my first lead on this! My friend had a single set of stoppers and placed a few prices, then I led it and placed the rest. EDIT: he had one solid stemmed cam he got second hand which he placed as the first piece, a #1 I think. Nov 13, 2013
Liam Paull
  5.6
Liam Paull  
  5.6
Beautiful route. Just spicy enough to be interesting. Nov 9, 2014
Joshua Wise
Mountain View, CA
  5.6
Joshua Wise   Mountain View, CA
  5.6
Very good route -- my second trad lead.

Can be reasonably protected with just a set of stoppers, IMO. Protecting the bottom is a *little* bit tenuous with just that (I set a #13 BD stopper 8ft off the ground or so as an upward piece, and it was not a great placement; I imagine someone with more experience could have made it better), but the rest can be protected very easily with a standard #4 - #13 set -- lots of good stances to stitch it up as much or as little as you like.

Florian's comment makes sense, though. It does sound fairly hollow. Maybe good for practicing placing gear, but falling maybe not recommended :-) Luckily the hands are good enough that even when the feet skate on the lieback, it's easy to save... Nov 26, 2015
What is needed for a TR set up on Zipper? Mar 2, 2016
jim.dangle

  5.6
jim.dangle    
  5.6
Zipper like most of the climbs here have bolt anchors to top rope from. Mar 3, 2016