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Good Book

5.8+, Trad, TR, 40 ft (12 m),  Avg: 3.2 from 6 votes
FA: unknown
Connecticut > Eastern Highlands > Ross Rocks > 2. Geometric Wall

Description

Around the corner from the the main face of parking lot wall and past Crack of Despair. The climb is in the corner below the decent sized squared roof. The route goes up to the roof and follows the crack and then up and over the roof.

Location

Around the corner from the main face of the parking lot wall and past Crack of Despair. The climb is in the corner.

Protection

Can be toproped. Also looks to have plenty places for gear.

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Leading Good Book (yellow); Hard Book variation follows blue
[Hide Photo] Leading Good Book (yellow); Hard Book variation follows blue
Fun 5.8
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Brian
North Kingstown, RI
[Hide Comment] It is actually a 5.8+ There is a 5.9 variation. The 5.9 variation is done more than the 5.8+ and is called Hard Book. Instead of continuing up the corner where the climbing essentially ends traverse left under the second little overhang around the arete and finish up the inside corner. May 1, 2013
[Hide Comment] Updated! May 1, 2013
-- Chris --
  5.8+
[Hide Comment] I haven't lead this one, but I followed once and this route takes great gear. A fun, challenging climb! Nov 10, 2014
SP Boston
Watertown, MA
  5.8+ PG13
[Hide Comment] An all-around fantastic experience for such a short, shaded route. One tricky move off the ground. One reachy move midway. One short pull up to get over the bulge. Easy finish. Strongly recommend this. Jul 3, 2016
Ward Smith
Wendell MA
[Hide Comment] I lead this with my broter Chris in the mid 80s. Not saying that I did it first, but dates at least to then. Jun 19, 2020
[Hide Comment] Thanks for the info Ward! Hope you're well! Jul 1, 2020
Brian
North Kingstown, RI
[Hide Comment] I would guess the 80s is the FA. Ward, did you name it? Jun 6, 2021