Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Round Pond

Type: Boulder
FA: unknown
Page Views: 5,772 total, 45/month
Shared By: Ian Wauchope on Apr 14, 2007
Admins: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

You & This Route


66 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do

Your Star Rating:


     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:


-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
    -none-

Description

A big time classic! This line was one of the first climbed in the park. Though originally rated 5.9 as a trad line, today it gets most of it traffic from boulderers and is considered solid V2. Either way its a bunch of fun and a big tick for anyone who considers themselves a local.

Climb the obvious layback crack on "The Whip" boulder from a sit or stand. Cool moves lead to the crux at 2/3 height. The crux is a classic commitment move. No thank you jugs to toss to or hidden sidepulls awaiting discovery. The crux demands a committing step up on a good foot to reach an excellent finger lock. From the lock move up carefully on good holds and top out.

Location

On "The Whip" boulder which is just down the hill from the "Big and Tall" boulder. Obvious HB layback crack in the center of the face.

Protection

a pad, a spotter, and a cool head.

Photos

Graham O.
  V2-
Graham O.  
  V2-
Possibly THE best problem I have sent at Pway. Probably not, but it's up there. Tremendous in every aspect.

Footage starts at 0.45:
goo.gl/photos/9RCtKuvvhPLsp… Jul 7, 2016
Eric Heiden
Derry, NH
Eric Heiden   Derry, NH
vimeo.com/7307922 Sep 1, 2011
James Maki
Boston, MA
  V2
James Maki   Boston, MA
  V2
Thought this route was great. At the crux I managed to get right two fingers in the crack just enough to stand up and bump into the bomber lock. Nov 29, 2010
The Whip is the best "moderate" problem around. Some climb it as a fingercrack, while others take it as more of a face climb. The crux is very committing, involving a long reach from a shallow fingertip jam to a bomber lock well above. Dec 28, 2007