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YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

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Original:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Mack Johnson 1985
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Submitted By: Travis Dustin on Jun 19, 2013  with updates from Mack Johnson

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A flared crack going up the roof


Behind the tree on the bruisemaster block


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By nhclimber
From: Newmarket, NH
Jul 23, 2013
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Great looking problem route. Scrubbed it last night and cleaned cobwebs off. Threw a tr on it and decided that it may be better boulder'd. Super high quality route of it's kind, can't wait to send.

The description above does not do it justice,
10-12' of near horizontal roof with an off hands crack splitting it. This leads to an engaging flair and lip encounter. There ends up being about 16' of fight with another 16' of low 5th class climbing.

The route is at the left hand side under a roof of the last major crag you get to, back and left of the big boulder.
By nhclimber
From: Newmarket, NH
Jul 23, 2013
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Guidebook: the obvious flared crack out the overhang behind a tree. A painful thrash.

By nhclimber
From: Newmarket, NH
Oct 23, 2013
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

I just had the pleasure of watching this get sent. Close myself, but for another day.

Start as far back as you can in the cave and have at it. For a crack problem I can easily say this is the best boulder problem I have ever been on or seen. If crack climbing is your thing then please make the trip here, you will not be disappointed.
By chris magness
Oct 23, 2013
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

My arms are still cut up from this thing. Waaaaaay cool roof problem. Harder than The Bridge on Cathedral with a similar crux. 12a from the sit.
By Mack Johnson
Nov 7, 2016

I put this rig up in 1985. I scrubbed and dug it out on rappel, did it from standing (5.9?), TRed the crack from the sit-down start, then later soloed it.
I don't really remember how tall it is.
It's really gratifying to see that something I did three decades ago is still delivering fun...and road rash....

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