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5.8, Trad, 50 ft,  Avg: 2.7 from 3 votes
FA: Casey Newman, Ken Nichols, 1976
Connecticut > Central Valley > Short Mountain > Winter Wall


Start ontop of the large block on the left most corner of the main cliff (right side of the West facing alcove). Follow a diagonal crack up and right until it meets a horizontal one. Follow a thin crack up a face to a good ledge (crux), and then follow a right leaning crack with a detached slice of rock sticking out.

TR Varitation: When you reach the final ledge with the blade sticking out, follow the arete of the over hanging face to the top (5.11-) or fire up the middle of the face (5.12-).


Gear, #5 Cam

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[Hide Comment] cant believe KN called this a "handcrack" in his book. Bring your large gear for sure Apr 4, 2017
m Mobes
[Hide Comment] to be exact a #5 cam could make it a less heady lead Apr 4, 2017
[Hide Comment] haha yeah. Learned that the hard way Apr 5, 2017