Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Upper Face / Upper Tier

Christening, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X
Ground Control T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Salespitch T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, Alpine, 200 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Todd Swain
Page Views: 1,002 total, 13/month
Shared By: matthewWallace on Oct 13, 2011
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

You & This Route


5 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do

Your Star Rating:


     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:


-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
    -none-

Description

This route is located on the upper tier.

Access this route by Rappeling from the top or by climbing Across The Universe (suggested).

P1 - Climb up the easy slab and when the rock steepens under the left facing flake get ready for some really fun climbing. Climb up using cool pockets and flakes, then establish in the right facing corner leading up to a small roof. At the roof you want to step left around it (crux) by making use of a small undercling. Once you make this move expect the climbing to return back to typical Mount Willard slab climb leading to the anchors. 160' 5.9

P2 - Continue up the slab on dirty run out climbing to a gap in the trees left of the last bolt. Belay in the trees. 50' 5.5

From here scramble up the easy 4th class slab to a look out and then follow the faint path to the summit for a rewarding view.

Location

This route is one of the right most routes of the upper tier. Easily located by the beautiful left facing flake about twenty feet off the ground and a small roof and right facing corner just above it.

Here is a link to a photo of the first pitch: http://neclimbs.com/index.php?PageName=routes&RouteID=208

Protection

P1- standard rack up to number 3 and two bolts
p2- 3-4 bolts and maybe some small gear options
John Halupowski
Intervale, N.H.
  5.9 PG13
John Halupowski   Intervale, N.H.
  5.9 PG13
P.1 above the initial flakes, I clipped 5 well spaced bolts (thoughtful climbing) to get to the 2 bolt anchor. The pitch was dirty at the top (nice rock though) so I was glad I had a wire brush. 170'
P.2 diagonals up an easy but dirty left trending weakness (1 bolt) for 70' to the trees. Sep 29, 2014