Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Undetermined
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Shared By: lee hansche on Mar 29, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

The easiest route at The North End.... A good practice route that can be split in to multiple pitches for practicing the logistics of multipitch climbing...
Toward the right side of the cliff just left of Kiddy Crack (5.7) look for the hand sized crack that is steep at first then easing off to a lower angle... Jam your way up with good protection and interesting moves...

Location

Toward the right side of the cliff just left of Kiddy Crack (5.7) look for the hand sized crack

Protection

Standard rack and a fixed pin..
There were two bolts at the top but they may have been lost in the recent rash of bolt chopping that hit The North End...

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Adam Sadowski
Watertown, MA
 
Adam Sadowski   Watertown, MA
 
Raps in place? Here we go again... Jul 22, 2008
Chris Duca
Downingtown, PA
  5.5
Chris Duca   Downingtown, PA
  5.5
Last I saw (3 months ago), the tree between Child's Play and Recluse was slung and had rap rings...but no bolts, though. Jul 22, 2008
Jay Knower
Campton, NH
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
The first rule is: you don't talk about bolts at the North End. The second rule is: you don't talk about bolts at the North End... Jul 23, 2008
Does anyone else think this one feels like it has been greased with vaseline or something? It's an easy climb, but IMHO the rock just feels slippery. Jun 21, 2010
nhclimber
Newmarket, NH
  5.5
nhclimber   Newmarket, NH
  5.5
no bolts ever on the route, rap from the tree, bolts unecessary. and no, the chopper doesn't read this. Jun 28, 2010
Eric Nguyen
Natick, MA
  5.6
Eric Nguyen   Natick, MA
  5.6
Tricky start. Then lots of opportunities to use big pieces! And there are bolts and rap rings at the top of the climb. Certainly not necessary, but they are there. Jul 24, 2015
Russ Keane
Asheville, NC
Russ Keane   Asheville, NC
Pretty fun. Reminds me of alpine routes like Whitney or Pinnacle, with the big blocky features. Sep 11, 2015
Peter Lewis
Bridgton, ME
  5.7
Peter Lewis   Bridgton, ME
  5.7
This is a total sandbag at the grade (I'll be brave and call it like it is: strenuous and awkward 5.7). The opening moves are tricky and insecure and greasy---another ankle-snapping possibility, even on TR. Careful spotting for both leader and 2nd is important. Once on standing on the ledge 6 feet up, you're all set. Sep 18, 2015
Tom Sherman
Bristol, RI
5.6
Tom Sherman   Bristol, RI
5.6
I placed the first piece of gear high enough to protect the entry move, on a solid jam and in my hiking boots (I'm 6'-2" though). If you want to protect the next bit, you'd need a #5, but this is easier climbing so forget about it and move on.

The upper crux I crack-climbed... holy awkward, way easier as a layback. Oct 13, 2015
Robert Hall
North Conway, NH
  5.6
Robert Hall   North Conway, NH  
  5.6
I think the rating was established where there was, like, 2 or 3 feet more dirt at the base. Way harder than 5.5...how about 5.6+ ?! Aug 15, 2017