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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
FA: Ed Esmond & Team Tough, 10/26/13
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Shared By: ward smith on Oct 26, 2013
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Layback and stem up the left-facing chimney/corner to a ledge. Chimney up to a steep crack that ends on the same ledge as Hard Times.

Ed is going to clean this a bit more, but pretty good as-is and the easiest warm-up in the area. Likely to become popular.


7 bolts to the same anchor as Hard Times. First bolt is a stainless glue-in, the rest 1/2 inch stainless rawl bolts.
I would recommend this climb to anyone who wants to do more than face climbing. A number of techniques are involved and good stemming will keep the layback at the grade. I was pleasantly surprised of the 2nd layback section, it was really fun. Apr 15, 2017
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
Ed recently did a bunch more cleaning in the chimney, so stuff shouldn't be raining down unless the leader is going unnecessarily deep. It was looking well buffed up as of last weekend. Jun 1, 2015
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
Have your belayer be very aware when climbing this route, there is a good amount of hollow/loose/brittle rock on the first 2/3's of this climb. I was belaying someone on it and could hear many pieces of rock falling in the chimney. Just something to keep in mind. Jun 21, 2014
Nice job Ed, (& the team)! Love this route! The layback at the bottom and chimney higher up, remind me of some or the pitches we did in the valley this fall! Fun climbing and great warm up! Oct 27, 2013
S. Neoh  
Team Tough back at it. Fantastic! Oct 26, 2013