Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Uwe Schneider & Nancy Fredrickson with Chris Schneider Sept. 23, 1987
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Shared By: nhclimber on Sep 8, 2009 with updates from David Powers and 2 others
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Climb up face/slab to the first bolt, 15' up, and continue up steepening face past 4 more bolts aiming for a 15' exit crack. Clip last bolt and head for the base of the crack, crux. Gain the crack to not much relief, pull the bulge and finish up the cruiser corner to the trees or the bolted belay on Crescent direct finish.


Third line over from crescent, next to the purely bolted line, unknown left.


Standard rack and draws.


Uwe Schneider writes: Touch of Grey was the third route established on the Southwest Face of Mt. Oscar on September 23, 1987. We assigned a rating of 5.9. The name of the route was inspired by the "In the Dark" album by the Grateful Dead. FA: Uwe Schneider and Nancy Fredrickson with assistance from my brother Chris Schneider who died in a skiing accident on Mount Washington in 1995.


M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
John, any chance you can sort this? It sounds like it is on the left side, but "unknown right" is throwing me off. Oct 30, 2013
Jeffrey LeCours
New Hampshire
Jeffrey LeCours   New Hampshire  
When the approach trail meets the cliff band, there is a section immediately in front of you (maybe slightly to climbers left) that contains three routes. The left-most one is Crescent. The center low angle face is Crescent Direct. And Unknown Right is on the right side of this face.

... I think. Oct 30, 2013
Newmarket, NH
nhclimber   Newmarket, NH
Ha, sorry. Let me know if yoh still need anything. I'll look tonight. But jeff is correct. I'm not sure if that wall has a name. Maybe jamie c or jon s. Has a name. Oct 31, 2013
Tom Sherman
Bristol, RI
Tom Sherman   Bristol, RI
heck yeah! somebody finally named this?!?! glad to see

EDIT: wait I thought this was 5.8??? i'm getting stronger every day! May 30, 2016