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Birch Corner 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: lee hansche on May 6, 2009

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Another fun (if a little dirty) crack climbing adventure at rumney. I thought it climbed really nicely so if you like this sort of thing fear not. There is great protection and the crux is over at about 20 feet up.

Stem up with good hand jams to the roof where you get a nice jug and good foot holds to get a good piece or 2 in the crack before pulling the crux. Layback and jam out right on a nice hand crack, watch for a good foot out right before and awkward move back left puts you at the tree and the more moderate climbing. Climb up and right of the roof above and on to big trees to belay (no fixed anchor) rap from here or scramble (technical in parts) to the left and on to solid ground in about 200 feet.

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The far left end of Triple Corners. Continue left of the last bolted routes at the cliff, you scramble over a fallen tree and a couple of small boulders and look for cracked a corner on your right with a birch tree growing out of it at about 20 feet up.


Regular rack. belay from trees and rappel or do a 200 foot scramble left (stay roped up) to safe ground.

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By M Sprague
From: New England
May 6, 2009

Lee, did you try the cracks to the left? I TRed the one just left and worked on the overhanging offwidth just left of that(can't remember if I linked it). There is a two bolt anchor at the top of the chimney above. The offwidth is pretty cool, but needs a big loose flake or two cleaned out of the inside. Also, watch out. The way I was climbing it my head was inside and a slip would have entailed my head getting jammed at the lip and possibly pinched off...otherwise very fun.

Also, there is another bolted route up towards the Hinterlands a little more, right of the gully with the fixed rope. I called it Where AM I. I think it was an easy ten. The easy bottom is filthy, but the top was all cleaned
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
May 6, 2009

So i was going to lead the fist crack to the left of Birch Corner but it started raining. I'll do it sometime.

The OW looks rad but i agree it needs some rock cleaned out of it. thanks for the anchor up there.
By Eli
From: Lives in a truck
Aug 10, 2015

This route could use an anchor bolted into the roof above the ledge that the independent line ends on. This purposed anchor could also be shared with Birch Fist. Running either of these lines into the anchor up the chimney becomes a real rope burner.

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