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Shared By: Ladd on May 14, 2007
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Hard for the grade!(for me)
Start on large rail (if you can hold on) in the middle of the face and try to move up to a cool pocket, change feet and climb up on flakes to topout that isn't bad.

This climb kills me...it looks so do-able but i just can't stick to the starting hold.


Central line on the Sorority Boulder.




Bangor, ME
BDalhaus   Bangor, ME  
This is one of the biggest sandbags in Kemple's guide, so don't expect to even have a chance if you're just getting into the grade. Without a doubt, this problem is harder for shorter people. Here's how it goes... sit start with your left hand on a jagged crimp on the rail, a good right foot, and a tiny left foot. Match briefly on the rail to get off the ground, then gaston a tiny crimp with your right hand. Now look up. The three-finger pocket is only about 4 feet away, so dyno with your right hand and hopefully stick it without ripping your hand open. Make sure you pad the rock behind you. Get your feet back on, then follow nice incut crimps up the face (hopefully they don't rip off) and then topout with an easy mantle over the lip. Apr 11, 2008
Jesse Coburn
Manchester, NH
Jesse Coburn   Manchester, NH
this route is so tough. i agree it is considerably sand bagged. the dynamic move to the pocket is super tough. Jul 29, 2008
yup burly for sure, the start is very core oriented and it takes good balance to stick into the wall, a great blair sandbag. Dec 5, 2011
Alec Woolley
Alec Woolley   Allenstown
This climb is great but definitely don't go into trying it thinking it's a v3. Even for climbs nearby, it is notoriously harder than any of the same grade and even grades harder. I wouldn't even argue if someone wanted to call it a v6. Aside for the sandbagging, definitely try this climb out. Mar 26, 2014
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
I think this is the most sandbagged climb at Pway, if we were all honest with ourselves we would probably call it a v5, maybe harder. I would highly recommend this climb, great climb! Oct 28, 2014
Tim Waystrong
New Hampshire
Tim Waystrong   New Hampshire
I have to agree with everyone else on this one. Although I haven't done the problem I have tried it. Seeing as though there is a V3 just to the right of this problem that I did and I wasn't even able to reach the first holds on this one. I would say at least 2-3 grades harder. Someone that isn't 6ft or taller will have a hard time reaching those holds. All that being said it looks like a super fun problem and the top moves are really cool. Oct 31, 2014
Ian McAfee
Concord, NH
Ian McAfee   Concord, NH
I will echo everyone here, the climb is super good though! Aren't Tim Kemple and Pete Ward super tall? Maybe that explains the 3. Oct 18, 2015
Travis Blair  
V7. Haha ok maybe not that hard, but I have climbed most of the V8s in Blair and have yet to send this one, although admittedly it's not really my style. I weighed in not because it's a sandbag (we've established that) but because if you start standing, I think this is by far the best warm-up in Blair, and maybe the best V0 at Pawtuckaway. Worth seeking out for that reason at least. Oct 13, 2016