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Rock Climbing Photo: March 1989. Ben taking a rest while aid cleaning M...
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By nhclimber
From: Newmarket, NH
May 25, 2012
love the hammer. climbed it sans bolts once (not pins either). Harder than you would think (c2+), kinda scary too.
By nhclimber
From: Newmarket, NH
Jun 6, 2012
I just had a buddy on this the other sunday. He was new to aid climbing and I forget how awkward this traverse was.
By Steve Moulding
From: New York
Jun 7, 2012
Yes it is awkward. It looked so straightforward! Back in 1989, this was our first real aid pitch too, hence the hammer (unused). My 2nd had all but given up by this point, and having rapped down to help out (and take this picture) I went back up to clean the pitch.

Came back a few years later to aid solo it and found it even more awkward than I remember the first time.
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March 1989. Ben taking a rest while aid cleaning Molson's Madness. This photo gives a good idea of how far off the ground the route gets. It starts above the slab on the R and quickly angles up.

Submitted By: Steve Moulding on May 21, 2012
On this route:
Molson's Madness (5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a )
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