Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Judy Perez, Joe Perez, George Hurley
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Shared By: Peter Jackson on May 14, 2011
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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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!


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.


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)


E thatcher
Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
E thatcher   Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Ouch on the Rumney Climbers comment man... May 15, 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
Peter Jackson
Rumney, NH
Peter Jackson   Rumney, NH
Edited. Sorry: didn't mean to be offensive! Was supposed to be amusing. Dec 6, 2011
State of Decline.
Edge   State of Decline.
This route is no harder than 5.5. Oct 13, 2012
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
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
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
Jon Booth
Jon Booth  
It appears much of the loose rock has recently been cleaned from this route, probably in the last week or so. Sep 8, 2014