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Forist Grump

5.7+, Trad, 100 ft (30 m),  Avg: 2.9 from 12 votes
FA: Dave and Deedee Kelly
New Hampshire > Great N Woods R… > Mt Forist > 3. Madigan Area


START - about 20 ft up and left of Madigan, below a dirty-looking overlap.

COMMENT - Seldom, if ever, have I seen a piece of rock that appears as if it will yield only "ugly" climbing that actually "goes" with beautiful moves!

P1 - Climb up to the overlap (gear) then climb up the right side flakes & cracks passing a bolt, then onto the nice face above with gear and bolt(s) about 100 ft The "Guide" and hence the FA-er's, give it a 5.8 but I thought is a bit easier.

Descent - Rap the route


Draws and some gear, mostly small-to-medium cams.

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Rope is a bit left of the line of Forist Grump
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[Hide Comment] One hundred feet of buckety goodness! I suspect the grade varies quite a bit according to one's reach -- at 6'4" I did very few moves that weren't off positive holds, definitely not 5.8 and maybe on the easier side of 5.7. My wife, ten inches shorter, found some 5.8. Sep 23, 2018