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By Graham O.
Sep 18, 2016
What a gift this thing is. Awesome pic! Just an FYI, the start holds of Uncle Climax is also the start for 'Da Luvah' (v7) and '95' (v10)
By Troy Fauteux
From: Henniker NH
Sep 20, 2016
Graham - Do you know where "95" goes? Left or right and where does it topout? That problem has always been a mystery to me. Would love to try and get on it at some point.
By Tristan Baldwin
From: Amherst, NH
Sep 20, 2016
Graham - The start holds of "Da Luvah" are not quite the same. The right hand start hold of "Uncle Climax" is used for the left hand of "Da Luvah". There is a sort of slanted sloper crimp for the right hand. This makes the jump up and right to the sharp/crystal jug a little closer. You could start on the same holds as for "Uncle Climax" but you'd likely find yourself out of reach even with a huge iron cross to make it out to the jug.

Troy - I have literally been trying to figure out where "95" goes for years. I contacted one of the few people who've ticked it on 8a.nu and he said that he and another (extremely prominent NH climber...think Jaws 2) had actually climbed "Uncle Climax" without knowing that was an existing climb rated V9. They both thought V10 so they stuck with it. Their understanding was that their close friend and the FA had done the same. In other words, the best I can tell, "95" = "Uncle Climax"
By Graham O.
Sep 24, 2016
Cool, thanks for the info! I had no idea that Uncle Climax started out right, which certainly makes the next two moves harder! As for 95, I believe it works into the start of Da Luvah via heinous crimps and goes straight up from there; into that mini-dihedral on heinous sloping crimps. It has gotten really dirty recently, and needs a serious brushing! I think Dave Wetmore got the FA
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The swirls in all their glory. This photo shows chalk on Uncle Climax (start holds are about 8' off the ground for size reference)

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