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Pikachu V2-3 5+
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Revolution V10-11 8A
Ride the Lightning V6 7A
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Storm Pockets V3 6A
Storm Traverse V4 6B
Terrorist V6 7A
Terrorist Left V5-6 6C+
Tesa V9 7C R
Three Graces, The V6 7A
Up V6 7A
Vintage V4 6B
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Wizard, The V8 7B
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Type: Boulder, 15 ft
FA: Dave Jacobson
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Shared By: Ladd on Apr 12, 2007
Admins: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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A classic and committing intro to the grade. Squat start with an obvious jug (flexes so pull down) and a right foot way out right and pop up to the crack with your right hand. Bring your left hand up and match in the crack. Step up to the starting jug and cross right hand to next crimp (bad). Left hand to bad undercling, then move feet, bump left hand to crimp below topout, move up feet into the crack and grab those slopers. Moving from the crack to the crimps and then the lip is the short crux. Get a heel and mantle for all you're worth. Make sure you climb up the back side to brush off pine needles. Not to be missed.


Obvious up and left-slanting crack with heinous, committing topout.


Bring spotters and pads (both plural for a reason).
Mike Thompson
Manchester NH
Mike Thompson   Manchester NH
its routes like this that make me want to climb v7 or v6 Mar 8, 2008
Bangor, ME
BDalhaus   Bangor, ME  
I've always found the topout to be quite easy, but I won't deny that it's totally committing. Hang from the slopers with your wrists on the lip, get a heel as deep as you can, and just roll over. The topouts on Monkey Press and Zap (both V3) seem more difficult. Apr 2, 2008
Lanky   Tired
I agree w/ Mr. Dalhaus. Really fun problem (easier if you're 5'10" or taller) but I think the mantle is easier than it's reputation would lead you to believe. Just trust your heel! Jun 20, 2008
Mike Thompson
Manchester NH
Mike Thompson   Manchester NH
so i was out at pway last week and was watchin a bunch of guys get on this route... it really doesnt look so bad... scary factor wise at least :) i really wanna get on it!... WHOSE WITH ME! :) Apr 21, 2009
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
I am down to try it sometime we should meet up for a day in pway Apr 21, 2009
andyscott   Massachusetts
this climb feels easier and easier the more times you do it and use the beta thats right for you Sep 4, 2009
video of me falling off the mantle:… Oct 15, 2009
Maynard, MA
Eric8   Maynard, MA
Agreed, the mantle is scary but not hard. If the moves up to the lip are only v4 then the problem is only v4...I found them a little harder then that. Sep 7, 2010
Lanky   Tired
Did the variation/direct finish yesterday (After first move, undercling the crack and make a long reach with the right to a crimp. Bryce, did you mention this? Can't remember where I heard about it). Probably a touch harder than the classic version, though I didn't think it was quite as fun either. Nov 22, 2010
Bangor, ME
BDalhaus   Bangor, ME  
The Three Graces Nov 22, 2010
Eric Heiden
Derry, NH
Eric Heiden   Derry, NH
Send of ride the lightning at about 3:40: Dec 7, 2011
Sam Owens
Durham, New Hampshire
Sam Owens   Durham, New Hampshire…

Video of RTL! Some sweet footage in the dark, no sends but some cool falls May 2, 2012
Asheville, NC
Lucas   Asheville, NC
Once you figure out the footwork it's not that bad....just technical. No move harder than V4. I'm 5.8 and didn't have to use that garbage undercling beta....just look for a small toejam to get through that section. Fun top out. Sep 13, 2012
ekelsey   Mattapoisett
Lucas with a whopping sandbag, can't say it's less than a 6 in my opinion (soft if you want to call it that) Mar 10, 2013
FYI imagine doing this problem without a pad. Which is the way it was done with mosquitoes and black flies eating anything that was exposed! Sep 3, 2015
Brad Fauteux
Henniker, NH
Brad Fauteux   Henniker, NH
I haven't been able to send this route yet. I've made it to the under-cling and the heel hook, now I have to man-up and go for the crimp and sketchy top-out. unfortunately it was pretty wet last time I was out. Definitely a P-Way classic and one of the most popular Boulder Natural Routes. Nov 29, 2015
Jake Perry
Concord, NH
Jake Perry   Concord, NH
Some footage from last year of Troy cruising up this classic.… Oct 20, 2016
Samuel Larocque  
The line is beautifull, the climb is fun and the top out makes you nervous. Perfect Mar 29, 2018

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