Trad, 50 ft,
Avg: 3.1 from 33
> Leominster Area
> Crow Hill
> 5. Main Face
This is the classic, steep, face and finger crack about 15 feet right of Franny's Folly
. It is stout for the grade with two pitons protecting the crux and a right-handed side-pull. A climber has recently indicated that the lower pin may be somewhat less than reliable. As I have never taken a fall on it, I cannot vouch for this, but caution should be used in using this pin (as of May 2012 both pins were still in place). Start on an easy slab up to the crack where the face gets really steep. There is a sustained crux past two pins (suspect) then a slight traverse to easier ground and the anchor.
This is on the main face... approximately 15-20 feet right of Franny's Folly
Standard rack with some small gear, two fixed pins (please don't remove them!!!! This has been done in the past, resulting in injured climbers!!!). This climb has chains as a fixed anchor.
The base of Thin Line