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Arch of Delight (aka The Corner) T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Around the corner TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Athlete's Feat TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Blisters (aka Waterfall) T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Class 4 Scramble T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b X
Crack-and-Up TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Falling Bodies TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a X
No Gear TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Quartz Wall TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Slab to Corner TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Slickrock TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b X
Super Slab TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X
T.B.D. T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Trail Magic T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Trail Magic Face TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
UnNamed 2 TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Unnamed 1 TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: micah richard on Jul 3, 2012
Admins: Morgan Patterson

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Description

This route climbs the crack on the left side of the upper cliff. Starts with a finger crack going through an overlap about 20 ft up. This is a really a good lead and worth doing. A blue tri cam works to protect the flaring pod like section before the thin seam part, which is the crux. You can get a micro wire somewhere in the seam before you totally commit to the thin slab move. The rest of the route is around 5.7. Good gear the whole way. Easy to set up for t.r. off trees.

Location

Upper cliff. walk off to right, or rappel. Rap slings are gone. Beware! 60 m rope barely gets you down.

Protection

normal rack, blue? tri cam helpfull at flare.

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micah richard
Litchfield, Connecticut
 
micah richard   Litchfield, Connecticut
 
Just did this again. The first overhang crux has excellent gear, once you dig the dirt out of the crack.You can get a bomber #4, or 5 stopper in right before the thin crux. Also a smaller offset right above it. It's below your feet when you pull the move, but I trusted the gear 100%. This would be a three star pitch most anywhere. May 10, 2015
Kriss  
I think the best climb at St. Johns. Led it many years ago when the only form of a guide to this area was a crude hand drawing made buy Sully (sp?) who worked at a small climbing shop in Newington... boy that dates me. At the time the hardest climb I had led was a Layback (5.7 at the Small Cliffs), and I had to propped it many times before then. Remember coming to the crux all too soon in the climb. Just committed to the 3 or 4 move sequence and took a deep breath once I had some pro in to protect me. Rest of the climb was just enjoyable. Am 67 now but intend on going back there and making that climb with my son in the near future. Nov 5, 2014
Robert Hall
North Conway, NH
  5.8- R
Robert Hall   North Conway, NH  
  5.8- R
The "thin wire" in the thin crack (crux) only fits because the placement is an old pin scar. It isn't much good. A 'brassy' works best. If you fall at the crux on lead, or a bit above, and the nut pulls (and it probably will) with rope stretch and rope slack you'll probably get pretty banged up at the overhang, hence I give this climb an "R". Oct 28, 2013
A.wilk Wilk
Olympia, WA
A.wilk Wilk   Olympia, WA
Fun route, pulling the first bulge can be a little tricky. The crux is fun and you have to commit. Once the crack opens back up it is easier all the way to the top.

Walk off to the right down through a gully or rappel station directly to the left. (not sure on its condition now) Dec 11, 2012