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Bird's Nest T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Captain Hooks T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dacker Cracker T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Drop, Fly, or Die T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Esthesia T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Eternity T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Fear and Loathing in Keene Valley T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
It's Only Entertainment T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Jelly Arms T,TR 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Key, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lycanthropia T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13
Monkey See, Monkey Do T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
On The Loose T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Peace In Our Climbs T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b R
Pumpernickel T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Romano's Route T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Slim Pickins T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
TR T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Wheelin N' Dealin T 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a R
White Knight T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Wrong again, Chalkbreath T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Yvonne T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Zabba T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: FA--Tom Rosecrans and Paul Laskey / FFA--Steve Hendrick and Jay Philbrick, 4/80
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Shared By: Chris Duca on Aug 1, 2007
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Description

TR is THE line if you are looking for steep crack climbing littered with rest jugs, great gear, and a stunning position.

The route name is by no means an indicator as to how the first ascentionist would like to see every subsequent ascent. On the contrary, this route protects extremely well, and the initials are simply the initials of the person responsible for finding this stunning line--Tom Rosecrans.

The route begins in a cave-like feature about 60 or 70 feet right of the dominant right-facing corner of the cliff, and boulders up, and then out of the cave to welcomed jugs.

Continue up the impeccable crack until it forks. Take both cracks up until it reaches a few thin crux moves below a flat ledge at about 55 or 60 feet. Above, a few more feet of moderate, but pumpy crack climbing guard the climbs' end at a sloping, vegetated ledge. Traverse left about 8 feet, up onto a block where bolted rap-ring anchors are gained.

Location

60 or 70 feet right of major right-facing corner of the cliff.

Protection

Standard rack. Bolts and rap-rings for the anchor.
Colin R
Ottawa, ON
  5.10a/b
Colin R   Ottawa, ON
  5.10a/b
Did not like OTL as much - too much grunting and granite humping though admittedly I don't have the best technique on wider cracks. Oct 15, 2012
Chris Duca
Havertown, PA
 
Chris Duca   Havertown, PA
 
After having climbed TR and OTL several times this season thus far, I would have to agree with Eric's statement. Jul 5, 2012
E thatcher
Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
E thatcher   Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Those folks must not have climbed on the loose... :) Jul 5, 2012
Colin R
Ottawa, ON
  5.10a/b
Colin R   Ottawa, ON
  5.10a/b
btw - this seems to be the best 5.10 at the web judging from the folks I have spoken with. Would be a good candidate anywhere for the best 5.10.... May 20, 2012
Colin R
Ottawa, ON
  5.10a/b
Colin R   Ottawa, ON
  5.10a/b
just below the 3.5 Camelot you can get a nice red metolius which actually seemed even more bomber and protects the initial chimney roof nicely. May 19, 2012
Chris Duca
Havertown, PA
 
Chris Duca   Havertown, PA
 
Thanks, Tom! The change has been made. Jul 4, 2011
Hi Chris--it's Tom Rosecrans, not Rosencrans. Thanks Jul 1, 2011
stredna
PA
stredna   PA
5.9, right?! Dec 29, 2009