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Routes in Triple Corners Center

Big Worm T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Central Corner T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Full Effect, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Full Throttle S,TR 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Jammit Damnit T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lichen Flakes T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Logjam T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lower Buttress Direct S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Reasons to be Cheerful T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Reasons to be Fearful TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sergeant Schultz S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Skunks in the Gym S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Stress Management T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Trundle Love S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Twit T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Wild Blue Yonder S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Type: Sport
FA: Dave Quinn 96
Page Views: 2,618 total · 22/month
Shared By: lee hansche on Jun 25, 2008
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

This one might be a classic if it was in a better location. It is still a great climb that i might describe as a more difficult take on the style of Lonesome Dove. Hyper technical on-your-feet climbing on edges and indistinct holds leading up the slab. finding the bolts is easy but finding the path between them is often kinda tricky as the route wonders a bit.

Start at the top of the slab/scramble that gives you access top the upper middle section of Triple Corners. There is an anchor here, you should use it.

Climb up the steep sometimes wet groove chimney that leads to a nice ledge at the base of the face that is the meat of Skunks in the Gym. Climb the tricky face wondering a little till your feet are sore and you find your self at a very tricky last couple of moves to get to the anchor. There are a few ways to do it. I still don't know the "right" way, i make it feel pretty hard.

Location

in the center section of Triple Corners look for a nice steep right facing slab protected by some steep climbing up an often wet groove.

Protection

9 bolts to anchors

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Nick Grant
Natick, MA & Tamworth, NH
 
Nick Grant   Natick, MA & Tamworth, NH
 
Way better than the Dove? Hmmmm . . . Both have great airy situations, but it"s tough to beat the Dove's classic location on the arete. But if you need a break from pulling hard and like to climb with your feet, you'll love this one. Aug 13, 2014
B-Mkll Mackall
Bozeman, MT
 
B-Mkll Mackall   Bozeman, MT
 
What a seriously amazing climb. Great sustained balancy moves on a near blank face on one of the most charismatic features at Rumney, IMHO WAAAY better than Lonesome Dove as a slab climb. Excellent view, a little bit of an adventure, a funky chimney start to spice things up... jeez.

Classic. Oct 6, 2013
Annaconda
Seattle, WA
Annaconda   Seattle, WA
Even if the chimney is dripping, go for it anyway. The start is not too hard and bolts are just where you want them. And the upper face is always dry! Apr 29, 2013
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
FA - Dave Quinn '96 Jul 23, 2012
Ming
 
Ming  
 
Climbed it again on July 14 2012. Without the hold at around the 6th bolt it's definitely harder for short people like me. What use to be a delicate move up from the hold is now a desperate smear to get to the next good crimp. I have a 5 ft 2 in span and I couldn't reach by my second at 5 ft 9 in had no problems and popped his hand right on the next crimper.

Still love it though. Great climb. Jul 23, 2012
Jeffrey.LeCours
New Hampshire
 
Jeffrey.LeCours   New Hampshire  
 
This route is very rad :) And because of it's location, I imagine there won't be a line on it ever. (and if there is, you can see it from the ground) Jul 19, 2009
E thatcher
Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
 
E thatcher   Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
 
Very cool climbing. don't even think you're going to muscle your way up this one Jun 11, 2009