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Sodbuster

5.8+, Sport, 80 ft,  Avg: 2.3 from 47 votes
FA: Dave Quinn 6/17
New Hampshire > Rumney > Buffalo Pit

Description

If the whole climb were as sweet as the last 50 feet this thing would get 4 stars from me for sure. It is unfortunately guarded by some funky climbing in the first 25 ft. Don't let that deter you as it is absolutely worth doing! Just wanted to warn you that its not a straight forward romp for the grade.

Pull a strenuous move or two off the ground (careful footwork will pay off) and gain a stance. Figure your way through the quartz section moving up and right on indistinct hand holds (don't get suckered out left). The crux is getting up on to the next ledge, easier if you have a long reach but doable either way. From here on up it is some of the sweetest climbing on the cliff.

Enjoy it then come down and tell all your friends the beginning was easy ;)

Location

The farthest left bolt line at the Pit.

Protection

8 bolts to pigtail anchors.

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Photo taken after the lead.
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My dad playing in the tricky bit and approaching the crux.
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Photo: Torie Kidd
[Hide Photo] My dad playing in the tricky bit and approaching the crux. Photo: Torie Kidd

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matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
  5.8-
[Hide Comment] I am surprised to see the .8+ grade on it. When I got off of it, if you had told me it was .7 I would not have been surprised. Either way good climbing! Oct 17, 2017
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
  5.8+
[Hide Comment] Really!? maybe at the Gunks or Pway haha. Nice job walking it, I need to figure out your beta ;) Oct 18, 2017
Matt Wilson
Vermont, USA
  5.9
[Hide Comment] Very subtle moves, I felt like the slab above was more enjoyable than the start. Jun 2, 2018
S. Neoh
5.9-
[Hide Comment] Fun route. Reminds me of Yoda. Jun 12, 2018