Type: Trad, TR, 60 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Nathan Z on Jun 30, 2008 with updates from Etha Williams
Admins: Ladd, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Access Issue: Annual Trail Closures to protect Peregrine falcons Details


Fun timing with the tides leads to fantastic and varied climbing. Liebacking, tricky problem solving through the roof, and crack climbing, or at least some stellar jams.


rappel in, south of the haystack. Obvious, gaping right facing corner


Standard Rack, good gear


Lanky   Tired
Apparently Black Crack and two nearby routes are now gone. Heavy seas brought down a bunch of rock. Hopefully this link will work: newenglandbouldering.com/fo… Jul 17, 2008
This climb is gone now. It was very dangerous because of loose rock, the new version looks like it will be good once it is clean. Jul 20, 2008
adam wibby  
just for a fun fact this climb fell down not due to seas or nothin really, just time. it literally fell in the middle of a calm summer night. and when it fell it was a block about the size of half a school bus. it took razor flake an amazing 11d RIP. Aug 17, 2009
Jeremy Corson
Northwood, New Hampshire
Jeremy Corson   Northwood, New Hampshire
What's interesting about this route is that it's still bring ticked off pretty regularly. Guess I will find out if it exists this week when I go! Jul 25, 2010
Dan 60D5H411
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.8+ R
Dan 60D5H411   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.8+ R
Awkward, slick and felt downright dangerous leading it, in it's post-rockfall condition. Aug 23, 2010
Jay Morse
Hooksett, New Hampshire
Jay Morse   Hooksett, New Hampshire
Funny to read about the rockfall... I had no idea! We set a top rope on this one and all the members of my group, 6 of us, agreed that this was a great climb. 5.8 still seems right on. Jun 30, 2014
Etha Williams
Somerville, MA
Etha Williams   Somerville, MA
New post-rockfall climb still totally climbable, probably still ca 5.8, although I don't put much stock in my ability to assess grades at this point. Wish I'd written down more details about the climb while it was still fresh in my mind. There's a good belay station about halfway down the climb that one can get to by scrambling down some rocks to the left. Probably not a great lead but TR can be set up with gear. May 28, 2018