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Hold Me aka The Move 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: Matt Keefe 4/02
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Apr 27, 2012

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Me sticking "the move" for the send... p...

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Not a classic but but worth doing if... Well, say you have already done everything else at the cliff but you find your self there and yer looking for a hard time. The flow of the route was surprisingly cool once I figured it out. A few of the holds are a bit uncomfortable but if you dig hard crimping you will like it.
In the book it mentions hard clips, the only tough clip would be the 3rd clip but once the draws are in place it wasn't too bad.

The 1st section is tricky and a bit hard, say V4, then you get a good rest (almost no hands). I climbed up and clipped bolt #3 then went back to rest. From here you will encounter hard crimping leading to an undeniable crux move (hence the name). I solved it with a dyno off of a razor crimp. That part is about about V7 in my opinion. It's easy to clip the 4th bolt here and figure your way over the lip to the slab above (the lip encounter could use a little scrubbing). Climb the slab past a pin and a bolt to end at the shared anchor with Lies and Propaganda.

This route was misnamed The Move in the latest guidebook.

Ps. the rock is funky, a little sharp but it was all solid... over and out.


Between Lies and Cold Turkey.


Bolts to anchor.

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By mk143 Keefe
Mar 18, 2013

Route is called "Hold me" and we established it in 2002
By M Sprague
From: New England
Mar 18, 2013

Hey, Matt. Long time no see.
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Jun 15, 2014

Finally got around to climbing this one today... It flows surprisingly well... Great movement on less than perfect holds I'd say... a little tweaky...
By Eli
From: Lives in a truck
May 1, 2015

I don't think the clips are bad if you prehang the draws when lowering from Lies, but they'd probably be difficult otherwise. This route feels super hard, balancey, and thin. I wish it was easier to rap and clean, but the rap will have you swinging over Lies every time. I'm probably going to put this one off for a long while.
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
May 1, 2015

do put it off for a while... there are so many better routes at the grade... however if you clip the last bolt as a directional its pretty safe and easy to work and clean...

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