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Ale 8 S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Back Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Barbed Wire Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Black Slabbath S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Chicken Head S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chicken Parts S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cold Feet S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Cold Shoulder S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Dolt S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Electric Socks S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Free Range Chicken T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Giant Man S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hinterland Highway S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hole in the Wall T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hot Head S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Jolt S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Killers Crack T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Know Moxie T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Last Kid Picked S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Little People, The S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mean Lean, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Moxie T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C0
Nicky's Crack S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Rise Against S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Tang S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Who Done It? T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport
FA: Ward Smith
Page Views: 814 total · 6/month
Shared By: BrianWinslow on Aug 22, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

This Route is Scary. All of the bolts are placed well, and it's not exposed or anything, it just takes some technical, balancy moves that feel very insecure and there seems to be a lot of rocks jutting out from below you. Luckily, I didn't fall, and I feel safe recommending this route, just something about it freaked me out a little. That made it kind of fun.

The route is the last one on the right before the steep, mossy gully with the fixed rope (which leads to the Crow's Nest.) It starts on some very steep jugs with a bolt just out of reach if you're 5'10". Climb up and left to a pretty good rest, you can stem to the rock fin behind you (The start to Little People, 5.10a.) From here climb up the smoothish face with some small crimps and a lot of balance to the anchors.

Location

The far right side of the Hinterlands.

Protection

4 bolts and lower offs

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M Sprague
New England
 
M Sprague   New England  
 
Tangy! Dec 3, 2011
John Gassel
Somerville, MA
  5.10d
John Gassel   Somerville, MA
  5.10d
I couldn't agree with the description more on this one. I can't pinpoint exactly what it was about this route, but it definitely had me sweating a few of the moves. They weren't run out or anything, but they were just tough enough that it always felt kind of committing.

My lead took a while - having to convince myself to make some of the moves. My second cruised up, questioning my concern and affirming the route isn't that hard.

It was good enough that I want to get back on it next time I'm in the area to give a go in better style. Jul 15, 2014
Nick Grant
Natick, MA & Tamworth, NH
 
Nick Grant   Natick, MA & Tamworth, NH
 
The moves just after the start constitute the "tangy" part of the climb. They're not hard, just weird. There's a lot there, but how to use it? But the real fun begins once you're established on the slab itself. The slab part is short (just a few moves), but it's classic face climbing. Fun. Sep 15, 2014

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