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Routes in Round Pond

Type: Boulder
FA: unknown
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Shared By: BrianWinslow on Apr 24, 2007
Admins: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

The very high problem at the top of the hill, kind of in a small courtyard of problems, opposite Gadgetry. Sit start with small crimps and cramped small feet. Make a powerful move up to the left, traverseto the right around the faint arete, then up and back to the left for the 20+ foot topout. After you grab the small horn the holds are pretty decent, but it's still pretty scary, dramatic, fun and hard.

Location

At the top of the hill in the area, as you come up the trail it will be on the last of the really high boulders on your right (but you can't see the start while walking up.) The face you climb will be looking back down towards the pond and the horse farm trail.

Protection

Lots of pads and lots of spotters, although the landing is actually not too bad.
Jason Scott Heacock
Milford, NH
  V7
Jason Scott Heacock   Milford, NH
  V7
I am sorry to inform people that the second or third crimp is gone. Depending on your beta its the second or third hold from the sit start. There is now a credit card or slightly better crimp making the use of this same move more in the solid V7 grade without a doubt.

There is another crimp that is an alternate move, mostly positioning is just a bit different that also works. *See image in photo section... Oct 31, 2016
Graham O.  
 
Sent this one today!! Great route; super fun crimping the whole way. Don't blow the top out.

Footage starts at 4.03:
photos.google.com/share/AF1… Jul 7, 2016
Eric Chabot
Salt Lake City, UT
Eric Chabot   Salt Lake City, UT
Skip the sit start and you can have fun working the classic moves even if you're weak like I am. Great route. Aug 5, 2013
Noah Doherty
Nashua, NH
 
Noah Doherty   Nashua, NH
 
What a great climb! One of the scariest problems I've ever done, and easy for the grade. Nov 4, 2012
Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
  V7-
Christian Prellwitz   Telluride, CO
  V7-
Footage of this problem at 0:46

vimeo.com/45213273 Jul 4, 2012
BDalhaus
Bangor, ME
 
BDalhaus   Bangor, ME  
 
The detached triangle block is off. Dec 5, 2011
Eric Heiden
Derry, NH
Eric Heiden   Derry, NH
So is the triangle foot block just under Mike's feet in the following photo on or off for this problem?:

mountainproject.com/v/10692…

I brought someone out there yesterday and wasn't sure what the "official" opinion on using it for a foot was. Dec 4, 2011
Mike Thompson
Manchester NH
  V6+
Mike Thompson   Manchester NH
  V6+
got on this today and made it to the good crimp up high the description I believe calls a "horn"... wicked fun climbing and I think with a couple more sessions it will go Oct 11, 2010
andyscott
Massachusetts
  V7
andyscott   Massachusetts
  V7
I love this climb. It is one of my fav's in the park. However, Iwould not suggest doing it alone with only one pad. It was kind of scary. The highball topout is so classico. Oct 8, 2009
Jesse Coburn
Manchester, NH
Jesse Coburn   Manchester, NH
alright, thanks julian. the line out right feels pretty good. easier, but if you're there (with some pads and spotters) it is worth a look. May 20, 2009
Lanky
Tired
  V7
Lanky   Tired
  V7
Jesse, sounds like you were off route to the right. The line starts on the face, makes a short traverse to the arete, a couple moves up the arete on good edges and then left onto the face via a slopey gaston. You top out directly above the start. May 20, 2009
Jesse Coburn
Manchester, NH
Jesse Coburn   Manchester, NH
yeah pretty far right... does the line go more to the left? the topout above that looked spicy, but it was starting to drizzle. should i be closer to the arete?

julian, i was on two sold crimps right around the corner and then got a super high foot, locked off and reached way up to a smaller crimp, matched and went out right to a really good rail. from there i went right hand to a flake that i kinda under clinged, got super high feet and then it broke. wheres the crux? the climbing over there didnt feel v7? i mean it should have felt kinda like a short and softtt 13.a. but the climbing out right felt a tad soft. May 19, 2009
Lanky
Tired
  V7
Lanky   Tired
  V7
Jesse, where was the flake? Above the slopey gaston? Around the arete to the right? Just curious. May 15, 2009
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
 
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
 
nice job mike for the spot and jesse for a sweet bit of climbing... May 14, 2009
Mike Thompson
Manchester NH
  V6+
Mike Thompson   Manchester NH
  V6+
damn strait i saved your life :) and my face still hurts lol May 14, 2009
Jesse Coburn
Manchester, NH
Jesse Coburn   Manchester, NH
i think i was kinda far right, but i broke a flake off of this and took a fall from the top. my spotter saved my life, and i gave him a good size shiner on his cheek. May 14, 2009
Lanky
Tired
  V7
Lanky   Tired
  V7
I screwed up the beta at the top, which makes it really exciting. Two good spotters will make you feel better about the slabby boulder under the arete. Jun 20, 2008
This line is painful and crimpy, and nicely scary up high. Aug 13, 2007