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Lichen Flakes 

YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a

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Submitted By: lee hansche on Feb 10, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: A little info on the climb lichen flakes... This i...


From the tree, climb on to the boulder to the climbers right (check out the old rusty pin). Climb on huge flakes and cracks past a nice hand jam. Make a fun Exposed move out right then up easy rock to the top of the cliff. Belay from trees... Hike off or rap with 2 ropes (not sure if you can do it with one so I'm being safe).

The Guide book calls it 5.1 but that seems silly. Its about the same difficulty as Clippity-Do-Da.
Also some may not agree at giving it 2 stars because its easy and dirty but for its style I found it really fun, exposed and containing interesting moves. I also did in the winter.


Starts from the big flat ledge to the right of the corners in the center section of the cliff. From the tree ledge at the base of the Skunks in the Gym slab belay from the huge pine tree. Climb easy line above.


Regular rack. Belay from trees.

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By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
Feb 11, 2009

With the addition of this route, the Rumney route database has reached 500! Thank you all for your hard work and continued submissions.
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Feb 11, 2009

I noticed that milestone as i entered the route... Im happy to be a member of the mountainproject army!!!
By Eric Leclerc
From: Montreal
Sep 2, 2015
rating: 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a

If not covered with two inches thick of lichen, I would have given 2 stars.
Just a shame because the climb is actually really cool for 5.3.
That thing can't be 5.1 like the guidebook says.

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