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Routes in Roaring Brook Falls

Roaring Brook Falls T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Type: Trad, 520 ft, 3 pitches
FA: One of the Dacks earlest. 1930s
Page Views: 387 total, 9/month
Shared By: Drake Pregnall on Jun 11, 2014
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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Description

P1: Climb up the white slab left of the falls, running out the easy climbing on polished holds. Break left at a vertical headwall and climb up to a good ledge with a tree for the anchor.

P2: Nice easy long scramble potentially cris-crossing the falls to get up to another good big ledge with a pool of water at the base of the last pitch.

P3: Pick your way to the top. Rock up here is loose and unprotected.

Location

The route starts at the very popular base of the falls. Once you top out, hike off climbers left into the woods to meet back up with the hiking trail for the descent.

Protection

Alpine type rack, with small nuts.

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Jim Lawyer    
 
This is quite an adventure, a rarity so close to the road. The climbing, while moderate, is poorly protected (R-protected), especially the top. It is unique in that it ascends next to a pounding waterfall.

Stay away when the water is high and spraying everywhere. The rock is polished in places by the water, and it definitely needs to be dry. Oct 8, 2017