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If you don't like crimps, try another problem, but the chalked-up shape of a crescent moon on the rock might suck you in for at least one try. Grab the crimps in the moon, pull on the wall, and dyno for the lip. Sounds easy, right? Alternately, pull on, then gaston a right hand below the lip before popping for the top for an easier time.

For the full value, a soft V6, sit down on some decent crimps and crank into the stand start on the moon.


At the top of the hill in Round Pond, in the alcove created by Jelly Rock and the Hemlock Boulder, next to Brett's Problem & Gadgetry, across from Maxim. The crescent moon is easy to spot on the short face.




Lanky   Tired
I use the gaston every time. I think the stand might be hard 3 or even 4. The sit is awkward as hell until you get it juuuuust right. Sweeping the leaves away from the base of the boulder might uncover the feet you need. Jul 11, 2008
Londonderry, NH
NicoleKurth   Londonderry, NH
i use the gaston as well... i think shooting just to the top would definitely make the grade harder... but fun none the less :] Aug 24, 2008
Jesse Coburn
Manchester, NH
Jesse Coburn   Manchester, NH
yeah i love crimps and this thing has always felt hard for the grade. i think the sit start makes more sense. idk why the stand start is in the book, its kinda pointless in my opinion. Jul 11, 2009
Mike Thompson
Manchester NH
Mike Thompson   Manchester NH
guh lol ive tried this problem everytime i get out to round pond and gotten shut down everytime haha....but it keeps drawing me back... ill get it someday :) Jul 11, 2009
Jason Scott Heacock
Milford, NH
Jason Scott Heacock   Milford, NH
I was told this is v6 or at least v5? I am pretty sure v3 is botched...anyone else agree with this? How can a rating be so off, even for pawtuckaway.... Feb 9, 2012
Lanky   Tired
Jason, the sit is a soft V6 and the stand (from the "smiley face" crimp) is a hard V3. Feb 9, 2012
Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
Christian Prellwitz   Telluride, CO
Agreed. V5/6 for the sit. As for the stand start, v3/4 with the gaston. I don't know if it's that much harder without the gaston. You just gotta really want the dyno. I use the gaston, because it's not worth losing skin on the dyno (which has happened to me!).

Personally I like the sit start better, but the stand start is probably more obvious and accessible to more people, so it makes sense to have both options (in my opinion). Sep 12, 2012
Noah Doherty
Nashua, NH
Noah Doherty   Nashua, NH
the v3 is crux of the v5/6. Jun 21, 2013
Ian McAfee
Concord, NH
Ian McAfee   Concord, NH
When I was a v3 climber this felt impossible. When I climbed v3 pretty easily but with some effort this felt impossible. Now, it goes but still feels harder than other v3s to me, maybe it's my anti-style, who knows. This is all with gaston beta. Apr 22, 2014
Graham O.  
Fun move, harder but better if you skip the gastone. I believe the starting hold has broken slightly, but it doesn't affect the difficulty. Sep 17, 2016
caesar.salad   earth
My wife cruised this but my fat fingers can't hold on. Sep 3, 2017