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Green Party 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 195'
Original:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c PG13 [details]
FA: FA with aid-Jamal Lee-Elkin, Tim Martel and Justin Preisendorfer, FFA- David Powers and Matt Elliott 8/20/2010
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: M Sprague on May 7, 2010

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Matt Elliott on the flake

Description 

Heading towards the left end of the Main Wall, maybe 50 feet past the cairn where the trail goes away from the cliff and heads up to the far left end, is an inviting second pitch stair stepping, left leaning flake system. The climb begins on a short easy 5.7 unprotected slab to gain a ledge, then a large flake system left of a small patch of pine trees. After passing the trees, diagonal up and right past a bolt, then back left along a thin arcing seam (5.9-) to some hand jamming and the first anchor. From the belay, clip the bolt to the left and do a long reach left with thin feet (or dyno) to reach a good hold at the base of the big flake. Follow the flake up (hand to fist sized cams) to a short bolt protected headwall (crux) to gain a ledge. Mantle up to gain anchors to the right. A single 60m rope will get you to the lower anchors and then the ground, or go all the way to the ground with doubles.

A cool looking potential third pitch awaits an ascent above and to the right, That will probably be harder. It has only been partially cleaned and will need some bolts. There is a big death flake that probably wouldn't survive a fall on gear behind it that should be trundled.

Location 

The left hand side of the main face, 50 feet past the cairn for the trail to the far left, before you have to 3rd class to go further along the cliff base. See the topo from Preisendorfer.

GPS: N44.03542 W71.40017

Protection 

Both anchors are 1/2" SS Rawl bolts with quicklinks. Regular trad rack up to large fist sized. 1- 1/2" bolt on Pitch 1 and 3bolts on pitch 2, the top one placed by hand by the aiding party. Doubles of the mid to larger cams would be handy. A single 60m rope will get you down with 2 rappels.


Photos of Green Party Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of the crux at the top of pitch 2.
The start of the crux at the top of pitch 2.
Rock Climbing Photo: The huge flake on pitch 2
The huge flake on pitch 2
Rock Climbing Photo: Randy Garcia entering the crux. Poor lighting in t...
Randy Garcia entering the crux. Poor lighting in t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 1 traverse above the bolt
Pitch 1 traverse above the bolt
Rock Climbing Photo: An early ascent of Green Party- Justin Preisendorf...
An early ascent of Green Party- Justin Preisendorf...
Rock Climbing Photo: Justin Preisendorfer's topo of the Green Party are...
BETA PHOTO: Justin Preisendorfer's topo of the Green Party are...

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By M Sprague
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From: New England
Aug 23, 2010

This route is now a free climb. This Friday, Dave Powers and Matt ### took advantage of the recently placed protection bolts, anchors and partial cleaning and did a great onsight first ascent. The next day Randy Garcia and Matt ran up it again for the second free ascent, with Randy flashing the lead of the second pitch.
By S. Neoh
Aug 23, 2010

Congrats, everyone.
Matt Mendoza?
By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Aug 23, 2010

No. I didn't catch his last name. (...edit)
By S. Neoh
Aug 23, 2010

Thanks and good luck, Mark.
Got to try to get Whitey out there.
By David Powers
Aug 23, 2010

Matt Elliott is the name. Thanks again Mark for all the work you put into the place. Hope to see you there again next weekend.
By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Sep 1, 2011

It needs another day of scrubbing below the first belay, then it will be worthy of a full 3 stars. ..some nice climbing and pretty classic features.

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