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Shared By: cstorms on Oct 2, 2010
Admins: Joe M., Old Timer

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Description

This is the obvious sit start on a big flake, straight up the face into the crack. From here, work your way directly over the roof via small positive holds, then to the bomber lip. I've seen it listed as V1, but even from the stand start, it feels solid. This is an excellent problem, it is worth a visit if you frequent the Alcove and want to try something new.

Location

At the Temple Overhang, this is the obvious route straight out the roof.

Protection

It has a rocky landing, so bring a pad.

Photos

This is such a fun problem. Counter to James' comment, I'd say the feet aren't really that bad. The starting foot holds aren't great, but once you get the feel for them, they're not that bad. Once you get past the start, the feet are actually pretty good. Maybe a little tricky once you start working around the lip. Mar 6, 2017
Graham O.
  V3
Graham O.  
  V3
I agree that it was really awesome and that it was crazy stiff for V2 (felt maybe V3/V3+ for me). Sick route though, definitely a Hammond classic.... Aug 23, 2016
Alex Fox
Oberlin, OH
  V4
Alex Fox   Oberlin, OH
  V4
Very fun problem, though probably the hardest boulder I've seen try to pass off as a V2.

If you look at pictures and videos of this route, there used to be a decent crimp just before the lip. It has since broken off. You now have to go out left to a pinch instead. Much more difficult but arguably a much better route now.

Favorite climb at Hammond.

Jun 2, 2016
James Goin
Watertown, MA
James Goin   Watertown, MA
Fair warning: most books printed over 5 years ago rate this at V1, classic sandbag rating for the area. Fantastic problem, terrible feet. May 16, 2016