|Type:||Trad, Sport, 140'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II ZA: 8 British: D 2c [details]|
|Submitted By:||Jonathan Steitzer on Sep 23, 2011|
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By Robert Hall
From: North Conway, NH
Sep 30, 2015
According to the current guidebook (Handren) "Bullwinkle" is a 5.8, over an overhang; while the 5.2 in the area is "Schools Out", the arete to the right of Bullwinkle with 2 bolts.
I would think that the 2 bolts were placed by the first ascentionists, Joe & Judy Perez, as (in addition to the numerous 5.8 to 5.10's they have put in) their "style" is to provide adequate protection regardless of the grade of the climb, so the 5.2-5.4 leader can have the same experience on one of their 5.2-5.4's as the 5.9 leader on one of their 5.9's. Especially true of the climbs they put in in the "2000's" and "2010's".