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Arch of Delight (aka The Corner) T,TR 
Around the corner TR 
Athlete's Feat TR 
Blisters (aka Waterfall) T 
Class 4 Scramble T 
Crack-and-Up TR 
Falling Bodies TR 
No Gear TR 
Quartz Wall TR 
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Super Slab TR 
T.B.D. T,TR 
Trail Magic  T 
Trail Magic Face TR 
Unnamed 1 TR 
UnNamed 2 TR 

Blisters (aka Waterfall) 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 130'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Robert Hall on Oct 28, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Blisters (aka Waterfall) starts in the crack above...

Description 

This climb starts on a (usually) mossy slab just behind a small boulder. Climb the face past a small overlap with the help of the "Hand of God", to a small ledge/rest. (5.7+ / 5.8-) Then step right following the crack. (5.7, maybe 5.7+) When the crack terminates, continue climbing 30 ft up on easy ground to the trees.

Alt Finish: Rather then stepping right into the crack at the ledge/rest, climb the thin face on the left (see dashed line in photo).

Location 

Starts about 30-35 ft to the right of Trail Magic.

Protection 

Small to medium cams and nuts


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By micah richard
From: Litchfield, Connecticut
Nov 7, 2013

is this climb still super grungy with dirt packed into all the cracks?
By Robert Hall
Administrator
From: North Conway, NH
Nov 14, 2013

When I last did it, about 2011, the crack was OK; but it does need pretty regular cleaning. More important is to keep the briars and prickelys down above the small tree for the 'top out'. This is probably a climb that deserves a dbl bolt anchor about 10-15 ft above the end of the crack (i.e. about 5-10 ft below the small tree).

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