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Air Barrier S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Angry Inch, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Approaching Armageddon T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
B-B-Bubbas link-up S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
B-B-Buttress S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Battle of the Bulge S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Beastie, The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Beerless Leader T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
California Chrome S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Hard Times S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Hocus Focus S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Like Old Times S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Nine Eleven S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Paper Wafer T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Plate Tectonics S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Primitive Times T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Scrubbing Bubbas S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Shine On S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Times Like These S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wimp And Peel S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Joel O'Connel 1990
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Shared By: lee hansche on Oct 17, 2012
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Recently rebolted and cleaned (2015), this old formerly seldom done test piece should now be more appealing. The climbing certainly warrants more attempts. The route follows the thin vertical seam up the steep face, through a couple shallow overlaps to a short bulge and finishing mantel top-out.

Stick clip the first bolt and fire up in to this mega technical adventure. Coming straight off of a very close onsight attempt I have fresh perspective on this one. Right off the ground every foot placement counts. Small edges and smears tictac your feet up the vertical wall. Follow the seam using locks and sidepulls as well as making full use of micro edges hidden off to the sides. As it steepens at the top the holds get better but energy wanes. The grade on this one includes the top out so don't let off the gas until you have solved the tricky mantel move and topped out.


The thin vertical seam with bolts about midway along the crag. Starts above a small ledge.


Recently all rebolted (2015) - 6 SS glue-in bolts to anchor with rings. Stick clipping the first bolt highly recommended.
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
Just barely missed the onsight yesterday... really nice technical climb... I managed to remove the old anchor junk on top and cleaned it up a tad but it seems like it will need upkeep on the top out... Didn't have energy left and fell at the top on my second go as well... can't wait to finish it up sometime soon :) Oct 28, 2015
Pat Ronan  
Hopped on it on 9/6, This route was fantastic. The last couple moves are fun, but not nearly as enjoyable and clean as the first 5 bolts. For technical vert climbing, this is an awesome route. Sep 8, 2015
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
The route has been scrubbed up and the bolts and anchors all replaced with SS glue-ins. It is ripping, hard, fingery and technical, a great route if you like that style. The old anchor above still needs to be removed and the topout could use a little more brushing up, but it should be fine to climb already.

Make sure you mantle the top out and not just tag the anchors for the tick! I am thinking it may be a little stiff for 12c. May 27, 2015