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Moose Ball Arête

V4+ PG13, Boulder, 25 ft,  Avg: 4 from 1 vote
FA: Bob Parrott 1999
New Hampshire > WM: Kancamagus… > Sundown Ledge > Boulder Loop Trail Bo…

Description

This is far and away the best line at Sundown. Unfortunately, I was not able to send. In fact, I'm not sure this line has ever been sent. The landing isn't ideal, its pretty tall, and not exactly clean at the top. A physical and mental test-piece for sure.

There's the potential for about 3 lines on this face. One that goes up the right arete, one that goes up the left, and one that goes from right to left.

Location

Walk about half a mile. This boulder is on the left. You can't miss it.

Protection

Many pads

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Other side
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Steepness.
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Straight-on
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A view of The Prow
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[Hide Comment] The face is called "Queen Line". Climbed by Henry Fitts. Graded V7. May 4, 2013
[Hide Comment] The face was climbed by Dave Jacobson in 1988, he had a name for it but I can't remember what it was. The route started on the left and moved into the thin crack to finish. This was before pads, and I think he might have actually led it using a single tcu placement. May 4, 2013
[Hide Comment] called it "short circuit" I believe ajax greene gave me a belay on this the day after we camped out to get Dead tickets. Needless to say I was alittle hung-over. 1 tcu placement, crux is very similar to the crux of "Yellow Matter Custard" wich I was working on at the time. May 24, 2013
[Hide Comment] I climbed the prow back about 1999. called it "moose ball arête" and graded it highball v4.. May 3, 2016
M Sprague
New England
[Hide Comment] Cool. Gave you credit, Bob. It would be great to have any other problems you remember entered. I hope to get over there to explore around more this year. May 3, 2016