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Ale 8 S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Back Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Barbed Wire Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Black Slabbath S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Chicken Head S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chicken Parts S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cold Feet S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Cold Shoulder S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Dolt S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Electric Socks S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Free Range Chicken T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Giant Man S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hinterland Highway S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hole in the Wall T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hot Head S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Jolt S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Killers Crack T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Know Moxie T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Last Kid Picked S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Little People, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mean Lean, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Moxie T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C0
Nicky's Crack S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Rise Against S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Tang S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Who Done It? T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: ? tim kemple jr
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Shared By: Christopher Gagne on Jan 27, 2009
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

This route is left of Giant Man and doesn't see much traffic. Climb the slab to big flakes, pull up into a roof with traversing, funkadelic moves. Go up through jugs to one last move for the anchors. You might have to clean your way up, but it is well worth it.

There is now a bolted mid anchor at the top of the slab, providing a nice 5.7 if stopping there.

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good bolts

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Several very large holds felt hollow and poorly attached--I wouldn't recommend climbing this until someone cleans it up quite a bit. Apr 28, 2016
caesar.salad
earth
caesar.salad   earth
BOLT ISSUE: Several of the bolts on the slab part of this route have loose nuts. Loose in that I could have taken them off with just my hands. I tightened them by hand as much as I could but did not have a wrench or a tool. Next time I am up there I will bring something if someone doesn't get to it sooner. Aug 10, 2015
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
Yes. Chicken Head starts from lower down and to the left, and is more steep and featured. If Ale 8 now has a mid-anchor for the slab, that is great. 5.7 for the slab sounds about right from memory. Jun 25, 2012
Is the lower part of Ale 8 the easy slab/face climb to the immediate left of Cold Feet -> Giant Man? There's an anchor at the top before the roof. It doesn't fit the description of Chicken Heads, so I'm guessing this is the lower part of Ale 8.... Seemed easier than a 5.8, and certainly not a 5.12... maybe 5.6-5.7ish? Jun 25, 2012
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
  5.12b
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
  5.12b
i found it to be pretty tough but with amazing rests between the cruxes... the crux wasnt as fun as the other moves... its a little crumbly and indistinct... all the other rock was solid and aesthetic... i was happy to jam the finger crack to the top but i messed up my index fingers from jamming too hard... there are face holds too but i was too pumped for that :) Jun 20, 2012
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
  5.12b
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
  5.12b
Jeff... you and me... Ale 8 and the Mean Lean... lets do it... Mar 25, 2012
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
It doesn't have the flow of Giant Man, but if cleaned up, it is definitely worth doing. Mar 24, 2012
Jeffrey.LeCours
New Hampshire
Jeffrey.LeCours   New Hampshire  
From the description, it sounds just as fun as its neighbor. With a typical line for Giant Man, is it really just the lichen that keeps people from getting on this or what? Mar 24, 2012
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
This would have been a lot better if it was cleaned properly when originally put up, and for many years the first bolt had it's hanger cannibalized so it never got any ascents, but it is a cool line with good moves. The approach slab is a good route in itself that should have a mid anchor at the top if it has not already been put in. Dec 3, 2011
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
  5.12b
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
  5.12b
12 bolts to anchor Apr 19, 2010
Chris Duca
Havertown, PA
Chris Duca   Havertown, PA
Named after the popular RRG cola, "Ale 8 One". Jan 30, 2009