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Big Al T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Stage Fright TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Type: TR, 25 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: rdlennon on Oct 10, 2008
Admins: Joe M., Old Timer

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A common first outdoor climb or cool-down solo, Stage Fright ascends the juggy/ledgy arete to the right of Desperado. Very easy climbing down low leads to more reachy moves up high, and a 'crux' just before the top.


Follow the arete first seen as you enter Den Rock.


Glue-in anchor at top.


Definitely an awesome, puckery boulder problem! See if you can make the crux moves at 20 feet, and then have the nerve for the tricky top-out at 30 feet! Both times I tried, I bailed right and topped out around the arete, which is much easier. Oct 6, 2013
Jonathan Zoller
Strafford, NH
Jonathan Zoller   Strafford, NH
I just climbed Stage Fright my first time @ Denrocks today. I free solo'ed it right off the bat, and it is a good solid climb w/ confident and juggy holds halfway up, then a slightly more technical but short and manageable crux. It is short, but high enough to get hurt. Apr 30, 2009