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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
Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Tom Bowker on Nov 2, 2011
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

The always wet start adds character to this route. Just left of a birch tree growing from a horizontal crack climb a few wet moves to a beautiful finger crack. When it ends follow disconnected cracks up left to a left arching left facing corner to the top. Bolt belay.

Location

right and uphill from "Resident Evil"

Protection

standard rack

Photos

Jay Morse
Hooksett, New Hampshire
 
Jay Morse   Hooksett, New Hampshire
 
One of the best climbs at the grade in New Hampshire. This tested me in so many ways.

Unless you are very confident at the grade, you will probably be very happy to take along doubles of #.75-#3. At the very least, grab an extra #1 and #2.

Be very careful with your gear placements, particularly in the finger crack at the top. The rock is very crystalline and grainy and finding reliable placements with good rock quality that also didn't take up the good handholds was a challenge up there. A climber without much gear experience or attention to detail could get themselves in trouble up there with placements that look good at a quick glance but would certainly blow under the force of a lead fall due to rock quality issues. Aug 22, 2017
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
  5.10a
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
  5.10a
This thing would be right at home on the Barber Wall if it were at Cathedral... really amazing climbing! Apr 8, 2012