Type: Trad, 85 ft
FA: Unknown?
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Shared By: Michael Z. on Oct 15, 2011
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

Wet start. Thrutch up past a hemlock tree and step into the darkness. From here tight but enjoyable chimneying leads up to a pedestal just before the off width. Creep up the wide crack and belay from a birch tree.

Location

a little right of Lurking.

Protection

Can be found in extremely suspect flakes and chockstones (it may be less dangerous not to place any) before the O.W. and a small nest can be built before the final push.

My 2 cents: I led this today and I used two pieces of gear. A red Metolius TCU and a .5 (purple) BD C4...These pieces were solid but there was some serious climbing with next to no gear so I think an R rating makes more sense than the original PG-13 posted. It would be very easy to TR it off of the birch tree and that would be a great idea unless you know you are going to cruise it. -Lee

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lee hansche
goffstown, nh
  5.9 R
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
  5.9 R
what size OW, how steep? Oct 18, 2011
BALDY
Gilmanton, NH
 
BALDY   Gilmanton, NH
 
Lee, if it's the one I'm thinking of, it's wide....More of a tight chimney than an off width for much of it. It's an awesome line, and a real grunter. As far as steepness, I would say it's nearly vertical... Oct 19, 2011
Tom Bowker
somewhere in the USA
Tom Bowker   somewhere in the USA
I led this last year when getting half way up lurking before I realized there was an active ravens nest in route. I moved up right into this OW and laybacked it to the top. Dickey's coarse granite isn't anything I want to subject my whole body too. Either way there's no pro. R/X IMHO. May 11, 2015