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Peace Dove

V3, Boulder, 12 ft (4 m),  Avg: 3.3 from 155 votes
FA: Paul Baird, mid '70s
Rhode Island > Lincoln Woods > Peace Dove Area > Peace Dove Boulder

Description

The name comes from the Graffiti Dove that is still visible on the face. Start standing on the right side of the the face with which ever holds feel good. Make your way up and left on the arete using slopers and anything else you can find. This problem is so much fun and is pretty technical. I recommend it from a sit at V4 but I think most everyone does it from the stand the first time around.

Hint: An inobvious sidepull pocket in the face is helpful for many, might want to look for it ahead of time.

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@trepodphoto of Tyler working the undercling before moving right hand to the sloper
[Hide Photo] @trepodphoto of Tyler working the undercling before moving right hand to the sloper
Latching the pocket.
[Hide Photo] Latching the pocket.
Photo by Sam Daley
[Hide Photo] Photo by Sam Daley
Peace Dove Stand - Yellow
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Peace Dove Sit - Blue
[Hide Photo] Peace Dove Stand - Yellow Peace Dove Sit - Blue
It looks like the Peace Dove got a makeover at some point within the last few weeks.
[Hide Photo] It looks like the Peace Dove got a makeover at some point within the last few weeks.

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john strand
southern colo
 
[Hide Comment] One of my favorite problems in the Woods Apr 13, 2010
[Hide Comment] Yeah, I agree, quite fun and no give-me. :) Jul 7, 2010
[Hide Comment] When I was here a couple months ago there was broken rock all over the ground. Is the problem still intact? Jul 11, 2011
Joe M
MA and NH
  V3
[Hide Comment] The broken rock was from someone (not a climber) having a fire to the left of the problem. It did not affect Peace Dove at all. Jul 12, 2011
Joe M
MA and NH
  V3
[Hide Comment] #2 on the beta photos Nov 9, 2011
Jak P
  V3
[Hide Comment] Got on this problem the other day and loved it. Dose any one know who got the FA? Jun 20, 2012
M Sprague
New England
[Hide Comment] According to my copy of some old notes of his, the FA was by Paul Baird, mid '70s. Jun 20, 2012
Jak P
  V3
[Hide Comment] Very cool, thanks for the info. Amazing line added a few pictures of the climb. Jun 25, 2012
[Hide Comment] No way this is a V2. Desperate grab to painful slopers = classic V3.

Also, the sit start only adds a single (easy) move to the problem. I think either variation (sit or stand) is V3.

My two cents. Sep 7, 2012
Derek Jf
Northeast
  V3
[Hide Comment] Some clarification on the grade from the old Andrew Wilder/LWB site:

"2. Peace Dove - V2 ***
Start standing on right side of peace dove face. Climb up and left following slopey holds on the arete. Tricky for the grade.
[The problem is V4 from the sit.]"

web.archive.org/web/2008012… May 11, 2014
Eric Zhang
Providence, RI
[Hide Comment] We were on this yesterday and it felt like the first hold on the sit start was flexing. The left hand, just give it a knock before you really commit to yanking on it. Feb 28, 2020
Max Riegler
  V4
[Hide Comment] Beta video (SDS): youtu.be/UN3L-rJhY9U Jul 15, 2020