All Locations > New Hampshire > WM: Waterville Va… > Welch and Dickie… > Dickey Ledge > The Dark Passenger
Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||Lee Hansche 9/12/17 (rope solo)|
|Page Views:||52 total, 24/month|
|Shared By:||lee hansche on Sep 13, 2017|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionFun slab climbing on immaculate rock. The ONLY down side to this one in my opinion is that the two engaging parts are split by a ledge in the middle. The first half is some of the best 5.6 friction climbing ive done and the top bit is a slightly harder puzzle to gain the chains.
You can top out the route and belay from a big ash tree if you are continuing on to one of the upper pitches. A quick scamper through the tree gets you to a comfy hang out spot and a few climbs.
Start on the right side of the slab on an obvious big hold. Use this to gain a stance and clip a bolt. Move up and left on to the dreamy slab and past 3 more bolts. At the ledge find the next couple of bolts and head that way. I dug out a crack on the right as the angle increases again. Clip 2 bolts without much trouble then smear your way up to the anchor (crux) as the wall steepens. Lower off or top out to belay from the tree.