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5.12+ PG13, Trad, 110 ft,  Avg: 3 from 1 vote
FA: paul ross.. ffa jim surette
New Hampshire > Cathedral Ledge > Beast Alcove & Refuse…


The original aid line of the Beast. A wild ride for sure. Some lifetime I'll get the redpoint, maybe.


Up the 5.10 finger crack then the 11+ groovy thing. Now head left out the bulge and fall off and off... just wild.


Some fixed pins, but I'd be a bit skeptical by now.

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john strand
southern colo
[Hide Comment] this rig just got it's second free lead, 17 years later. Apr 28, 2012
Steve Moulding
New York
[Hide Comment] Very cool. Congratulations Sam. I had no idea it was climbed so infrequently. Back in the day, round the campfire, I must have looked a thousand times at that picture of Jim Surette on Cerberus in old Websters Almanac, as we called it. Jun 11, 2012
john strand
southern colo
[Hide Comment] Sorry 27 YEARS Later !!!

Prolly the hardest route in NH at the time Jun 11, 2012
[Hide Comment] To be followed by FFA of Liquid Sky in '86?
Really incredible. Jun 11, 2012
[Hide Comment] Cerberus - Sam Benderhoff 2nd Free Ascent

Nice video by Jim Surette. Get inspired to send this spring! Apr 6, 2016