Type: Sport
FA: Steve Damboise, Charley Bentley 1991
Page Views: 1,631 total · 13/month
Shared By: Jay Knower on Jun 5, 2008
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

The Agronaut offers some old-school 80's sport climbing: crimpy and technical moves on a slightly overhanging wall. Locate the Left Roof, which is just right of Vultures. The Argonaut follows three bolts up the right side on the wall. Expect tweaky climbing on pretty good crimps, and the use of the dreaded outside edge of your boots (er, sorry, I meant shoes).

This route is one of the most consistently dry routes in New Hampshire, if not in all the country, as it ends at anchors at the base of the huge horizontal roof.

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Three bolts

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Stevie wasn't exactly an English professor, but calling this route AGRONAUT wasn't a mistake. Dec 25, 2013
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
just to be clear... i should switch the spelling then? Dec 26, 2013
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
Get agro on it Lee. Dec 29, 2013
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
people don't use that word enough these days... its a waste really... Dec 29, 2013
Peter Beal
Boulder Colorado
Peter Beal   Boulder Colorado
Aggro, not agro, coming from the word aggravation :) Dec 30, 2013
john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
How about AverageNaught Dec 30, 2013
Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
  5.13a
Christian Prellwitz   Telluride, CO
  5.13a
Jay- I know it's been a while for you, but where's the crux on this route? The first 2/3's seems like straight forward crimping, the top looks like it might be sequencey. This line intrigues me as it seems well suited to my strengths (and preference for shorter routes). Oct 6, 2015
Jay Knower
Campton, NH
  5.13a
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
  5.13a
Hi Christian, I thought the hardest move was about midway on the route. I think where the line veers left (check out the photo), you grab a hold out left and make a hard move to a flat crimp. Clipping the anchors was hard as well, but not as hard as that midway move. Now that I think about it, that crux move was really cool, and kinda made the route doing, despite it being so short. Hope this helps! Oct 6, 2015
Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
  5.13a
Christian Prellwitz   Telluride, CO
  5.13a
Thanks for the reply, Jay. I'm a big fan of techy crimping, so this route caught my eye. Hopefully I'll get on it while I'm back. Oct 7, 2015
Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
  5.13a
Christian Prellwitz   Telluride, CO
  5.13a
After sending this route, I have to say that I quite enjoyed it. Yes, it's short, but all of the moves are pretty interesting. It's powerful and technical and fairly sustained for it's length (at least for someone who is primarily a boulderer like me). While the crimp sequence is probably the hardest single move, the redpoint crux for me was the weird stand up move into the undercling just below the anchor. That's where I fell every time until I sent.

Kind of like the Bottom Feeder of Rumney, but perhaps a little harder? Oct 17, 2016