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Butt Scum T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dark Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Dark Mark, The T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Dark Side T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dark and Difficult Times S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Half Stack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hermits Hideout T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Lurking Right T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Lurking in the Bushes T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mojo Risin T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Resident Evil T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Short Stack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Stack, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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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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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.


a little right of Lurking.


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


lee hansche
goffstown, nh
  5.9 R
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
  5.9 R
what size OW, how steep? Oct 18, 2011
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

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