On The Loose
Avg: 3.7 from 74 votes
|Type:||Trad, 90 ft|
|FA:||Henry Barber and Dave Cilley, 4/77|
|Page Views:||7,433 total · 59/month|
|Shared By:||Chris Duca on Nov 3, 2007|
DescriptionA Henry Barber classic!
During the last part of the 70s, "Hot" Henry Barber lunged at practically every hard crack route in New England and staked claim to many (if not all) of their first ascents. On The Loose is one of the many timeless testpieces of an era where style and ethics were of the utmost importance.
Begin the route atop some large boulders at the far right end of the cliff. Step up through some awkward wide cracks, and crane your neck back to see what is looming above--the steepest crack on the cliff with, undoubtedly, the most secure jams, as well.
Put your forearms on stun, and jam the hell out of this thick monster of a crack. A couple of rests can be had along the way; however, they may not feel like they are working by the time you reach the anchors.