Type: Sport
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Jay Knower on Dec 8, 2007
Admins: Ladd, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

The Great Escape climbs the obvious right-angling fault up the center of the cliff. It's amazing that a route of this grade climbs up this steep wall, as much harder routes exist both to the left and the right of The Great Escape.

This route is pretty much the perfect warmup. It's close to the harder routes and has good holds but maintains a steep angle throughout it's length. However, if you're here just to tick this route, I'd also say that this is worth the trip to the crag.

It's a bit runout to the first bolt. If you have an extra-super long stick, you could stick clip it, maybe. Start off the pile of boulders and begin climbing up and right. Follow the big holds to some tricky moves right below the chains.

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rdlennon
New Hampshire
  5.10-
rdlennon   New Hampshire
  5.10-
I should emphasize what the otherwise excellent description doesn't- that literally every single hold on this climb is an immense jug. If you're able to move quickly and fight the pump, you could redpoint the climb if you don't even climb 5.10. Most of the individual moves are super easy. Oct 21, 2008
Morgan Patterson   CT  
 
Skip the last bolt and make a nice whip from the anchors! Jun 12, 2013
Zak Munro
VT,CO, Bar Harbor ME
  5.10b/c
Zak Munro   VT,CO, Bar Harbor ME
  5.10b/c
This climb is too much fun. Jug, jug, heel hook and clip. Apr 10, 2017