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Routes in Monsters From the Id Bouldering

Certain Frequency V7-8 7B
Los Pollos Hermanos V3-4 6A+
Magdalena V1-2 5
Pinot Noir V0 4
Supreme Clientele V9-10 7C+ R
Things in the Woods V9-10 7C+
Twisted Sister V6 7A
Under The Bed V6+ 7A
Type: Boulder
FA: Dave Graham
Page Views: 1,792 total, 21/month
Shared By: Jay Knower on Feb 1, 2011
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

Among the jumble of rocks on the right side of Monsters hides this unlikely, and classic, problem. The problem climbs a beautiful steep face that is streaked with vertical quartz intrusions.

Start sitting. Use sidepulls, pinches, and drop knees to power and technique your way up the face. A heroic throw to the lip provides a fitting end to this amazing problem.

Location

Take the Shortcut trail up the long wooden stairs then traversing the hillside above the 5.8 Crag, like you were headed towards Bonsai. Just after passing the lone Midway boulder, instead of turning up the hill continue straight (towards the Blackjacks) and in a minute you will be walking below the Monsters boulders. As you first get to them, look uphill from the path and you will see the top of this problem above the first tier of rock, up and left of Los Pollos-Hermanos It is easiest to get to by hooking up and around to it from the right.
It's worth taking some time to explore this area, as the jumbled rocks create a cool system of faces and caves.

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Troy Fauteux
Henniker NH
  V9
Troy Fauteux   Henniker NH
  V9
Really cool overhanging power problem with excellent rock quality. Its a great problem to work if you're short on pads as well and even if you don't climb the grade its very workable and worth trying. First climb in the video. youtube.com/watch?v=hRLJJCQ… Sep 22, 2016
Ian McAfee
Concord, NH
  V9-10
Ian McAfee   Concord, NH
  V9-10
This problem is phenomenal and worth seeking out, a strange location for an amazing boulder problem though. If you're in the area looking to climb in this grade range you'll be amazed at the quality, intricate beta, and how independent this line is. I sussed the beta over a session, and will certainly be back to send because it's so good.

Not actually that cryptic to find, traverse the trail below Monsters until it peters out and this is on the last section of cliff.

Unique, beautiful problem that I hope I can send this fall. Aug 17, 2014
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
Thanks Lee, glad to see this classic finally have a deserving name! Apr 19, 2014
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
updated :) Apr 19, 2014
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
After some research it looks like this problem is commonly referred to as "Things in the Woods". Maybe we should adopt that name, it looks as if Paul Robinson and Jon Cardwell have ticketed it on 8a.nu and 27 Crags as this name. Apr 18, 2014
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
Shoot a note to Dave, via 8a.nu or facebook. He might have a good name. He won't bite. I was thinking something related to the Milky Way when scrubbing it due to the white quartz line, but that is kind of boring. Mar 24, 2013
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
I got to watch my friend Mike send this problem today, it looks like an incredible line. We were discussing giving it a name because it really deserves one. Anybody have any input on that? Pro's vs. Cons? Would anyone be really upset if we did? Mar 23, 2013
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
Luke it is buried and really hard to see from the trail. But here is my best attempt. When approaching Monsters from the Black Jack Boulder you want to split off right well below the actual Monsters Crag. You will walk by the big 20 foot arete. Keep going you will walk by several alcoves of rock on you left. Just when the rock seems to stop look left and up and you will be able to see the lip to this problem. It is elevated on another boulder. Hope this helps. I will try to grab some approach photos when I'm by this problem again. Dec 9, 2012
Luke W.
Prescott
Luke W.   Prescott
I have been above and all around Id but am still unable to find this problem. Anyone have a more specific location? Great area with some cool potential! Dec 9, 2012
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
Mark, do you remember any beta for Twisted Sister? Mainly where it starts? Dec 8, 2012
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
No, Supreme is right next to Doctor No, on the same roof and has a sketchier landing. This one is further to the right (looking towards the cliff) and down a little, probably 50+ feet away. I originally scrubbed it off, but Dave snagged it. Dec 4, 2011
The guidebook calls this problem supreme clientele. Dec 4, 2011
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
Cool still above my head bouldering but it does look like a beautiful line! Feb 2, 2011
Jay Knower
Campton, NH
 
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
 
On 8a.nu most people are split as to the rating. Some say V10, others V9. No one has a name for it, however. Feb 1, 2011
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
Not sure of the name but Mark Sprague said it is a V9, Dave Graham first ascent.

Also Ward Smith said the route immediately to the left is called Twisted Sister V7 and the deep cave left of that goes at V3 using the crack in the corner of the roof, those two are both Ward Smith FA's. Feb 1, 2011
Jay Knower
Campton, NH
 
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
 
Does anyone know the name of this problem? Feb 1, 2011