Type: Sport
FA: Ed Esmond
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Shared By: Steve Marr on Feb 28, 2007
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Description

Fun, easy beginner’s route that cruises up big holds to the top.

Location

Located on the right side of the Things as They Are alcove (the small, short wall essentially between Clip a Dee Doo Dah and Drilling For Dollars). Kindergarten is the second bolted route right of Alcove Crack.

Protection

5 or 6 bolts to quick link anchor.

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matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
  5.6
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
  5.6
As of today there is two bolts missing, the bolts that are missing would be the 2nd and fourth. because oof the missing bolts until you get to the now second bolt (over twenty feet of the deck) there is serious ground fall potential.
The total amount of bolts on this climb is now 4. Jul 17, 2009
twellman
Cambridge
 
twellman   Cambridge
 
If there is no one on the route to the right, you can throw a long sling on one of those bolts and traverse back left onto this route, to avoid the groundfall potential when passing that missing second bolt.

Or, you could climb one of the other 10,000 awesome routes at rumney! Jul 30, 2009
Mike Thompson
Manchester NH
 
Mike Thompson   Manchester NH
 
deffinatley agreed twell :) has any one thought about pluggin back in a few bolts to make it safe again? Jul 30, 2009
Jeffrey LeCours
New Hampshire
 
Jeffrey LeCours   New Hampshire  
 
I filed a request with the Rumney Climbers Association earlier this month. They said they'll definitely have those holes rebolted before the new guide book gets out.

Ed Esmond mentioned that he was planning to replace the bolts when he got the free time and motivation to. I saw his van up there last Sunday, but who knows. I'd actually love to know when the work is going to be done so I can try to make arrangements to head up and see how it all goes down and help out with this type of thing in the future. Some middle-aged fart ;) reminded me that "There will come a day when the handful of climbers who have maintained Rumney wont be around any more. Some new people have to step up to the plate and learn how to do it and take some initiative on their own." I'd love to become learned. :)


On a lighter note... here's some route background from Ed:

i added the extra bolts and called the route, "everything you should have learned in kindergarden." there was no irony in the name, i was trying to indicate that it was a safe, easy, route that followed an independent line, on nice rock that was perfect for beginners. i thought it would make a perfect first lead. Jul 30, 2009
E thatcher
Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
E thatcher   Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
"They said they'll definitely have those holes rebolted before the new guide book gets out."
sounds to me like you just got told off! Jul 30, 2009
Jeffrey LeCours
New Hampshire
 
Jeffrey LeCours   New Hampshire  
 
That was meant to be a joke :\ but apparently not a good one, heh Jul 31, 2009
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
  5.6
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
  5.6
I agree the bolts on this should be fixed but at the same time I think the route is fun with the missing bolts, adds some thrill Jul 31, 2009
Jeffrey LeCours
New Hampshire
 
Jeffrey LeCours   New Hampshire  
 
The missing bolts here have been replaced with some fatty glue-in eye bolts. As a perk, it was cool to watch Ed fix it up. :) Aug 1, 2009
Couloirman Schmiddy
Providence, RI
Couloirman Schmiddy   Providence, RI
At the anchor, the right bolt is loose and removable with just your fingers. Someone should head up there with a hex wrench to tighten the thing up and make sure it cant come out so easily. Jul 4, 2010
Jcomeau
North Conway
Jcomeau   North Conway
Climbed this today. The glue ins are nice. The right anchor bolt is still finger loose. I did not have my wrench with me at the time to tighten. So be aware. I climbed over to the anchors for piece of cake. Just use a long sling on the god anchor bolt of kindegarten to reduve rope drag Nov 5, 2012
Dannette  
 
Was here 9/6/16. Right anchor bolt loose. Sep 6, 2016