Type: Boulder
FA: Ed Sewall
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Shared By: Jake D. on Feb 3, 2010
Admins: M Sprague, Joe M.

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Begin on 2 small crimps at head height in the left seam of the overhanging front face. Stand up on your choice of small feet and dyno for the 2 pad flat edge out high and left and top out. Alternatively, crimp up until you can get a small sharp crimp with a thumb catch, stick your toe high and left in the seam and rock over for the same big flat edge. The difficulty is somewhat height dependent.


Just left of center of the overhanging front face


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john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
What no f/a ? Whitey did it static and i think it was Andrew who did the f/a ? Mar 16, 2010
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
For some reason this is the world's hardest V5 for me. In all the years I climbed in LW I only managed it twice, once with the dyno and once the static way. I think I did the sit down straight up more times than that..weird Jan 17, 2011
Jake D.
Jake D.   Northeast
If someone knows the actual FA i'll add it. Apr 25, 2011
Joe M.

Joe M.    
"Tall" Ed Sewall had the FA... Apr 26, 2011
skinny legs and all
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
skinny legs and all   Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
There is an excellent write up about the problem in John Sherman's Stone Crusade. "One smooth, overhanging face thwarted Whitey and the Loadies for 10 years, earning it the nickname Try Again (B2). 'Tall Ed' Sewall first ticked this local testpiece. From a pair of half-digit incuts, he lunged past the smaller slanting edges his shorter peers were using, until his hand landed on a double-digit flat edge, the key to the summit. Whitey later crimped, crunched, and barefoot jammed his way up, blowing the 'I'm too short' excuse for everyone." May 16, 2011
Ed Sewall did the FA of this one. He did it with a lunge. I had the second ascent which was static (with bare left toe, c.f. Straight Again). Jul 19, 2011
As Andrew and Joe noted, I did the First Ascent, and Andrew did the second. Nobody else did it for a long time after that including Whitey. I have some early footage of Andrew and I doing early ascents of the Try Again I will upload to Youtube soon. Quality is not great but we filmed it shortly after first doing the problem in 1985 if I remember right. All these sources make you think I am super tall, I am just barely 6' tall, but I guess in the climbing world thats tall. Oct 17, 2011
Jerome Boutaud climbing Try Again at Lincoln Woods and other classics around New England.

Local Climbs: Jerome Boutaud bouldering around Boston, Massachusetts from Action in Solitude on Vimeo. Oct 16, 2013
Graham O.  
Definitely one of the best single moves in the park and maybe New England. Jul 15, 2016