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Calypso S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Clambake S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Corvus B. TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Crow's Nest, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dingy, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Ill Gotten Booty S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
J-boat T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Keel Hauled S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Keel-Ho S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Land Ho! S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Little Mermaid, The S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Mussels S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mutiny S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Nantucket Sleigh Ride S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Pee Wee's Big Adventure T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
S.O.S. S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Saint Elmo's Fire S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Scuttlebutt S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Sea Breeze S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Seasick S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Starboard Drift T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Trad's Nest, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Walk the Plank S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Woman Overboard S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Dave Quinn
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Shared By: D.Quinn on Sep 27, 2008
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

Climb the chimney in center of right the wall, just left of Pee Wee's. It is really fun if you like chimneying at all, and actually kind of thought provoking for the grade. More engaging and fun climbing than it may look from the ground. The crux may be exiting the chimney onto the left face about 2/3 way up. People often do a corkscrew move to accomplish this. Get on it!

Location

to the right of the Little Mermaid

Protection

bolts to L.O.'s

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Nick Grant
Natick, MA & Tamworth, NH
Nick Grant   Natick, MA & Tamworth, NH
Exhausting. Never again. Oct 13, 2015
Eli
Lives in a truck
 
Eli   Lives in a truck
 
I wish this pitch was 200' long so that I could know the true meaning of a grovelfest. Jul 4, 2015
twellman
Cambridge
 
twellman   Cambridge
 
Lee, I think it would be appropriate to remove the PG13 rating, given the super safe bolting of the climb. Wouldn't want anyone to miss out on scuttling their butt up this one because of a false sense of danger. Apr 21, 2013
kenr
 
kenr  
 
One of the most interesting chimney climbs I've done. Aug 5, 2011
Dom
New Brunswick Canada
  5.6
Dom   New Brunswick Canada  
  5.6
Super fun climb! I disagree with the PG13 rating. Sure it would suck to fall in a chimney but that doesn't mean this route is not well protected. Jul 26, 2011
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
 
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
 
Finally got on this today and found it enjoyable, with a corkscrew move nearing the anchors.

Clip the first bolt for the left face then dive into the chimney using your entire body to climb. the crux comes around the last bolt when you have to turn around (either direction works). Fun climbing up a chimney very foreign for Rumney. Aug 20, 2010
Depends if you like chimneys I guess. Apparently I'm not a huge fan, because I found this supremely awkward. Was very happy not to be trying to trad climb it. Jul 19, 2010
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
 
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
 
yeah, over bolted? maybe... unsafe? no... Apr 13, 2010
twellman
Cambridge
 
twellman   Cambridge
 
Why the PG13 rating? There are like 6 bolts in 30 feet. Perhaps because a fall would suck you into the chimney?

This route is really fun for how short it is. Also, felt a bit harder than 5.6 when done staying outside the chimney and stemming, but real fun nonetheless. Apr 13, 2010
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
 
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
 
a fun little climb for sure.... cleaner and more interesting than some routes in the area... Apr 13, 2010
Jeffrey.LeCours
New Hampshire
  5.6
Jeffrey.LeCours   New Hampshire  
  5.6
I watched some people get in and chimney the whole way up; it's doable.. but wasn't my cup of tea. I opted to treat it as a face climb, stemming out to the right frequently. I hopped into the chimney for a few feet before reaching the anchors. Mar 21, 2010
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
 
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
 
any more description then the right chimney? is the route any good? how the moves, help me out here a description that told me about the route would be nice Apr 20, 2009