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Anniversry T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Around the Corner T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cold Feet T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Easy As Instant Pudding Pie S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Gaggle of Geese S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
High Steppin` S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
It's Not What It Seems S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Kitty Litter Pillar T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Lost and Found T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
New Blood T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Old Crow S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Put My Foot Where? S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Steppin Out T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Three Brushes T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Tree Keys S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Yellowjacket S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Judy Perez, Joe Perez, George Hurley
Page Views: 414 total, 5/month
Shared By: Peter Jackson on May 14, 2011
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

Find the tree close to the cliff with a key embedded in the trunk near eye level, on the cliffside of the tree. The keyring has broken off of the key (and it is sometimes replaced) so you may need to look hard for it.

The route ascends a dark brown slab starting from the tree. Climb the lower slab to the blocky 4th class ledge, then climb the outside corner hanging overhead. The route touches both faces of the outside corner. A routefinding extravaganza!

Location

Find the tree with the key in it. About 100 yards from Cake Walk, this climb begins before you reach the big elevated dirty ledge where Gaggle of Geese, Old Crow and High Steppin' start.

Protection

Can be done with only bolts. If 5.7 is your limit, bring a couple cams for the slightly runout section midway up the climb (it's not that runout, but some will want an extra piece of pro)

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Jon Booth
  5.7
Jon Booth  
  5.7
It appears much of the loose rock has recently been cleaned from this route, probably in the last week or so. Sep 8, 2014
Northeast Alpine Start
Conway, New Hampshire
Northeast Alpine Start   Conway, New Hampshire
Climbed yesterday, 2nd to last “protection” bolt is right next to an excellent .3 or .4 BD cam placement. Other than that a well designed route with fun moves. The anchor has been extended with chains so it is visible from the ground (and much better for rapping off). Apr 30, 2014
Peter Jackson
Rumney, NH
 
Peter Jackson   Rumney, NH
 
Edited the grade to reflect the new guidebook rating and the consensus rating. My original post used the grade from NEClimbs.

Be careful when starting up the face above the blocky, broken ledge. Some loose stuff has pulled off of there recently. Oct 28, 2013
tommyguns  
 
I thought this route was actually pretty fun especially for a warm up. Watch out for the loose stuff on the big ledge. Apr 1, 2013
EDGE
Between Nederland and Boulder,
  5.5
EDGE   Between Nederland and Boulder,
  5.5
This route is no harder than 5.5. Oct 13, 2012
Peter Jackson
Rumney, NH
 
Peter Jackson   Rumney, NH
 
Edited. Sorry: didn't mean to be offensive! Was supposed to be amusing. Dec 6, 2011
Jay Knower
Campton, NH
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
I know a lot of Rumney climbers who would be able to handle that runout. May 15, 2011
E thatcher
Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
E thatcher   Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Ouch on the Rumney Climbers comment man... May 15, 2011