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WI4 M6

   
Type:  Trad, Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 90'
Original: WI4 M6 [details]
FA: Brad White?
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Submitted By: nhclimber on Feb 1, 2010

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Getting all mixed up. Photo by JP Gannon

Description 

A short steep pillar lead to an easy ramp where you can catch your breath and clip a couple fixed pins. Set your tools and work your feet up as you torque and hook your way out of this one. All of the moves are manageable if hard, the top out is the crux. There used to be frozen turf to hook but that is since long gone. Try it a few times and you'll figure it out.

Location 

Left side of the rock butress in the middle of the crag. A 20 foot curtain lead to an overhanging finger crack.

Protection 

a few small cams, nuts and maybe #1 or #2 for the top. Screws and draws.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Hanging by a Moment as a free-standing pillar
Hanging by a Moment as a free-standing pillar
Rock Climbing Photo: Hanging by a moment
BETA PHOTO: Hanging by a moment

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By nhclimber
From: Newmarket, NH
Dec 24, 2011

The pins on this route are junk. One pulled on me last year, I don't remember if I replaced it or just used nuts. The crack takes good pro, but I think I remember being glad to clip the first one on the top of the ice. Needs a little tlc.