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All the Way-A S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Aquarius S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Barracuda S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Big Kahuna S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Bonzai Pipeline T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Bottom Feeder S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Butt Bongo Fiesta S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Catch the Wave S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Charlie Don't Surf S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
China Beach S 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Cold War S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Concrete Jungle S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Coral Sea S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Cote d'Azure S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Cyberblock S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Dodge the Lemons S 5.13c/d 8b 31 X 31 E8 7a
Don't Get Out of the Boat S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
E-Ticket S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Fly, The S 5.14d 9a 35 XI 36 E10 7c
Flying Fish S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Flying Hawaiian S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Gold Coast S 5.13c/d 8b 31 X 31 E8 7a
Great White S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Groupie Fantasy S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Hawaii 5-O T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Jaws II S 5.15a 9a+ 36 XI+ 37 E11 7c
Livin' Astro S 5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b
Localmotion S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Long Board S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Luau S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Man Overboard S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Mauie Wowie S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Muscle Beach S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Open Project S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Open Project (Bill Clinton) S 5.15 9b 37 XII 38 E11 8a
Original Tsunami T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A3-4 R
Restless Native S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Rhythm X S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Riviera S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Short Board S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sidewalk Surfing S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Silver Surfer S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sinister 6000 S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Spiny Dogfish TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Style That's Free, The S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Suburban S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Surf's Up T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
TABDITO S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Technosurfing S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
That Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
They Died Surfing S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Tsunami S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Tuna Fish is Ludacris S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Urban Surfer S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Vantage Point TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Waimea S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Waimea The Weenie Way T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Whip Tide S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Type: Sport
FA: Mark Sprague, 1995
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Shared By: Jay Knower on Apr 6, 2008
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

Man Overboard directly attacks the biggest roof in Rumney. Start as for Whip Tide, through the initial boulder problem and up the corner. At the base of the big roof at the top of the cliff, instead of bailing out right (Whip Tide) or bailing out left (E-Ticket), forge a path straight through the roof to anchors hanging over the lip.

The holds in the roof itself are pretty good, and a possible knee bar or bat-hang might offer a good rest. The crux is pulling the lip. Make desperate moves past the anchors to a very interesting pocket waaay back from the edge. Don't grab the chains. Top out the cliff.

Many people rap in from the top to check out the holds on the topout. It is pretty difficult to figure out the topout on the fly as a good sized whipper awaits those who fall at the lip.

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M Sprague
New England
  5.12+
M Sprague   New England  
  5.12+
The tree for getting down to Man Overboard is the big one further to the left (looking out) from the one that currently has the old slings. The one with the slings is more above Techno and E-Ticket. Dec 10, 2013
Brendan Blanchard
Boulder, CO
Brendan Blanchard   Boulder, CO
Thanks guys, I found the tree you mentioned, and phoo does it look bad. Nice fat tree, but the slings and cord have moss growing out of them :) Didn't get a chance to rap in, but when I do I'll definitely be replacing that anchor if it's the one I need. Oct 7, 2013
David Quinn
  5.12d
David Quinn  
  5.12d
This is my Favorite route in Rumney! Don't skip the top out! It makes the route amazing! The bat hang is one of the most classic rests ever! Do it!
Oct 7, 2013
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
  5.12d
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
  5.12d
yeah from the alcove just walk out to the edge of the cliff and you can actually see the anchor for man overboard just at the edge where it slopes over... knowing the holds didnt make it easy for me but made it feel right on for the grade at least.... Sep 30, 2013
M Sprague
New England
  5.12+
M Sprague   New England  
  5.12+
I rapped in from the big pine at the lookout you mentioned when I was working on it. Last I knew there was a sling anchor on it, though it could be pretty old. You may want to back it up. Once you know the holds you are going for, the top out is not so hard. Good Luck!

-Edit Dec 2013 - There are currently no slings on the tree. Sep 30, 2013
Brendan Blanchard
Boulder, CO
Brendan Blanchard   Boulder, CO
For those who are not fully oriented at Rumney, how does the topout of Man Overboard line up with the top of Waimea, and where would you rap in to check out the topout? Is it near the lookout below Jimmy Cliff that's pretty much behind the alcove area and Things As They Are Now etc?

I have the bottom of Whip Tide pretty wired and wanted to start working on this, and could use any help I can get ;) Sep 30, 2013
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
  5.12d
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
  5.12d
finished yesterday in perfect march conditions... might be my new fave waimea route but the competition is pretty tight... Mar 21, 2011
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
  5.12d
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
  5.12d
i got to the anchors with out too much trouble but fell trying to reach the jug to top out... this route is so fun i couldnt get upset even falling from the chains... Nov 1, 2010