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Blisters (aka Waterfall)

5.7+, Trad, 130 ft, 2 pitches,  Avg: 3 from 1 vote
FA: unknown
Connecticut > Western Highlands > St. John's Ledges > Upper Ledges

Description

This climb starts on a (usually) mossy slab just behind a small boulder. Climb the face past a small overlap with the help of the "Hand of God", to a small ledge/rest. (5.7+ / 5.8-) Then step right following the crack. (5.7, maybe 5.7+) When the crack terminates, continue climbing 30 ft up on easy ground to the trees.

Alt Finish: Rather then stepping right into the crack at the ledge/rest, climb the thin face on the left (see dashed line in photo).

Location

Starts about 30-35 ft to the right of Trail Magic.

Protection

Small to medium cams and nuts

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[[108410721]] starts in the crack above the moss.
[Hide Photo] Blisters (aka Waterfall) starts in the crack above the moss.
Waterfall
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micah richard
Litchfield, Connecticut
[Hide Comment] is this climb still super grungy with dirt packed into all the cracks? Nov 7, 2013
Robert Hall
North Conway, NH
 
[Hide Comment] When I last did it, about 2011, the crack was OK; but it does need pretty regular cleaning. More important is to keep the briars and prickelys down above the small tree for the 'top out'. This is probably a climb that deserves a dbl bolt anchor about 10-15 ft above the end of the crack (i.e. about 5-10 ft below the small tree). Nov 14, 2013