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Routes in Round Pond

Type: Boulder, 12 ft
FA: Maybe [[Sirois]]106014187
Page Views: 603 total, 43/month
Shared By: John Sirois on Oct 21, 2016
Admins: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

Start sitting with both hands on a horizontal jug in the blackened slightly overhung wall with good feet down and right. A back-step can setup a long reach for a left hand layaway and some more feet setup after that allow for a swing right to a sloper (crux) that sets up the exit moves using great crimps.

Location

From the top of the Round Pond hill (Atlas area) its downhill S/SE ~200' in a grotto behind some reeds. It may be easiest to find by approaching No Pads Necessary, and when standing at the start to that problem go down and right around the corner above the water to drop down into the grotto from its left side.

Protection

Pad optional - good landing.
This is one of my favorite routes on round pond. Fantastic V3 with super fun moves. Oct 19, 2017
Jason Scott Heacock
Milford, NH
  V3-4
Jason Scott Heacock   Milford, NH
  V3-4
Sweet line for sure, the footwork technique made the route more unique and special for me. Awesome location! Thanks for the add. Oct 31, 2016
Alec Woolley
Nottingham, NH
  V3-
Alec Woolley   Nottingham, NH
  V3-
Don't think I've ever noticed this one either, can't wait to check it out Oct 21, 2016
John Sirois
Bozeman, MT
 
John Sirois   Bozeman, MT
 
Just a few notes about this problem (special to me for a number of reasons):
  • The name spelling is correct, the Ann in Annticipation is an old friend I was meeting later that day for the 1st time in >20 years.
  • I've climbed at Pawtuckaway since '88 (though with a 20 year gap!) and I had never noticed this chunk of rock before despite being near it countless times and it not being hidden really at all. So this may be a new problem, but who knows, Dave Jacobsen probably did it.
Oct 21, 2016