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Another Pretty Face T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Beast Flake, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Edge of the World S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Faux Pas Arete, The T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Gypsy T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Liquid Sky T,S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Peanut Gallery Crack T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Prow, The T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Recompense T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Women in Love T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Worm Drive S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Uwe Schneider,Craig Taylor August 1993
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Shared By: Bob A on Jun 8, 2012 with updates
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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If you like thin face climbing, then this climb is for you! The crux is between the first and second bolt. You may want to use a locker on the first bolt instead of a draw due to groundfall potential. The bolts on this pitch were updated in 2011. There is a second pitch at 5.6 that I have not added a description for due to old bolts that need updating and a general route cleaning.


This is the Three bolt climb that is about a rope-lenth left and downhill from Still in Saigon and left of The Big Flush on the very right side of the Prow area (directly below the "Yellow Wall") and left of the Thin Air face. This is the Worm Drive Buttress.

(Climb moved to Prow area, and italic text added at suggestion of FA-er Uwe Schneider 1/17/18, R Hall Admin.)


Three draws(or two draws and a locker) to a two bolt anchor with rings.


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Chris Graham
Bartlett, NH
Chris Graham   Bartlett, NH
Very fun route....very old school at the same time. A locker on the first bolt and steady nerves up to the second will see you through. Cleaning and replacing the old bolts is on the list for this summer. Very close to a three star, but it is a bit short and thwarts some of the best. Once the second pitch is a go, I may change my rating to 3 really is a fun route! Jun 8, 2012
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
isnt left up hill from still in saigon? Jun 10, 2012
This climb is so far left that it is downhill and almost behind the Saigons on a little Buttress that sticks out. The second clip is indeed a little hair-raising but I don't think it is so bad. Because of the position on a steep slope and due to a large tree at the bottom an alert belayer might be able to get a little dynamic and creative should the leader blow it (good luck with that). The route seems to finish out left around the arete. Short but fun. Good to do while waiting for one of the longer climbs. Bring on the second pitch!

What is the bolted route to the left of this one? Jul 4, 2012
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
The bolted route to the left is probably True Lies 12b Jan 13, 2013

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