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Arête sud contrivée TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Scramble Left TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Scramble Right TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
South Ridge TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Wander Tunnel TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
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Type: TR, 80 ft
FA: TR Ken Roberts
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Shared By: kenr on Jul 8, 2018

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Sequence of boulder problems, first not-so-difficulty slabs, then two thoughful balancy with slopy holds, finally a burly roof with positive holds if know how to use them. Rather good if like those style of problems (and don't care about "contrived").

Start below the rock which is just below right from bottom of the vague ridge below the top big roof. Up the left half of the rock, then onto the main ridge and up left of the 2-ft-wide tongue on right side of ridge. Next up slab aiming for left end of 14-ft-wide 4.5-ft-high horizontal rock across face. Up left side then left front corner of that rock.

Next up slab trending left to left side of face. Instead of stepping down into left gully, traverse horizontally around left outside corner with feet on small slopy ledge not fully visible from above. Then up the face just left of corner and up onto top of corner. Up slab getting under top big roof. Next . . .

Down-climb left into left gully to below roof which is below left from top big roof. Pull through that lower-left roof at crack in its right side to finish under left half of top big roof - (or could then join route "South Ridge" to go all the way to top of Aiguille).

warning: The rock on and near this route has not been climbed much yet, and some of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber or someone setting up top anchor.

. . . (Lots of vegetation on this rock as of 2018. Be prepared when climbing to navigate around protruding trees and branches, and dealing with holds slippery with grass, lichen, moss, dirt).

FA style + Naming of routes: For more on this - - > See the Main page for Cranberry Hollow


Below the rock which is just below right from bottom of the vague ridge below the top big roof.

- - > See on this Photo


Top-Roping: See the Aiguille de NJRG area page for ideas and warnings about top-roping..

Protection for Trad leading is unknown and likely inadequate.



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