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Routes in The Main Area

A Bolt Too Far S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Alice's Ballroom S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bear S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Bear Crossing S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Choo choo S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Contentment T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dukes of Hazard aka Three Gems T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Flying Jib, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Golden Slippers S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
How Green Was My Valley S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lichen Runs Through It S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Life of Brian T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lost Boys S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Menethesis S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Moonriver S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Reach for the Sky S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Seasonal View S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Short Fuse T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Spinach Arete, The S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Thin Line T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Torch S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Trepidation T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Joe and Judy Perez (2004)
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Shared By: jim.dangle on Jul 8, 2012
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

This is the first climb encountered and maybe the easiest on the cliff. Head straight up the slab following an obvious line of 4 bolts. Straying into the off-width on the right probably lowers the grade a bit.

You'll understand the name if climb there long enough in the summer months.

Location

Choo Choo ascends the low angle bolted face just left off the wide crack with the tree growing on the left side of the crag. This crack is likely the first thing you will see as you arrive at the cliff. Dukes of Hazard (aka Three Gems) is further to the left of this climb. .

Protection

4 draws plus bolt anchor at the top. The bolts are judiciously placed but a smaller crack in the back of the off-width allows for some supplementary protection for the faint of heart.

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John Halupowski
Intervale, N.H.
  5.7
John Halupowski   Intervale, N.H.
  5.7
+1 May 17, 2016
Robert Hall
North Conway, NH
  5.7
Robert Hall   North Conway, NH  
  5.7
The current guidebook lists the climb as ending with "a few moves up the offwidth". I thought finishing on the slab above the 4th bolt, without touching the crack or its side at all, was a half-grade to a grade more difficult (i.e. 5.7+ / 5.8) Sep 28, 2015