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Murk Trench 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 25'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Scott Stevenson, Ted Hammond, Alan Cattabriga 3/1988
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Submitted By: Ladd on May 4, 2007

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dave figuring out the crux...


Usually dry.

This route moves from one scooping flake to another scooping in the opposite direction, looks interesting, yields some fun moves, however it is not photogenic :(

Fun moves up to crux which is a little bit weird, especially if you go too far right(route sucks you that way)
Good route for a warm up.

This route is also good for the beginner looking for their first 5.10, it is fun the moves need to be sussed and it has a clear crux.


Left route on the boulder between Triple Corners and Waimea.


4 bolts to anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing murk trench
Climbing murk trench
Rock Climbing Photo: This photo was taken from the anchors of sunbowl.
This photo was taken from the anchors of sunbowl.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff on Murk Trench as dave belays... as for the s...
Jeff on Murk Trench as dave belays... as for the s...
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jeff looking all Kung-Fu...

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By BrianWinslow
From: Concord, NH
Jan 11, 2008

Maybe I got all messed up on this route but I found it akward and hard for the grade, then again it was about 25 degrees out.
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Jan 13, 2008

Yeah brian i think you would walk that thing in fair weather...
By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Jun 21, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Stays mostly dry after short flash showers
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Oct 13, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Got on this thing the other day it was surprisingly fun, thankful for the hero hold at the top it is always a welcome find!
By S. Neoh
Sep 5, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I got on this route years ago, used bad Beta, and thought it was way sandbag at 10a. Then, today. my buddy 'demoed' the route for me and sure enough, with the right Beta, the route is really only 10a. :)
1.5 stars from me.
By Adam Conroy
From: Cambridge, MA
Jun 8, 2011

I feel the same as the comments above. When you get to the crux the direction you go determines everything.

If you are careful in the crux area and really feel out where you can go it truly is a 10a. Don't be distracted by the chalk and find your own way. If the moves feel harder than the grade, find better ones. :)
By M Sprague
From: New England
Jan 10, 2012

FAed by the three man team of Scott Stevenson, Ted Hammond and Alan Cattabriga.

It is short, but has fun, tricky climbing for the grade. one and a half stars
By Kevin Heckeler
From: Upstate New York
Sep 29, 2013

This and Sun Bowl are worth the time to climb. They may 'only' be 25 feet, but there's some quality climbing on both routes. Thus far, these two routes have been the most technically challenging I've done at Rumney. Real 'thinker' climbs.
By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Sep 17, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Climbed this again with Natasha yesterday and still have the same thoughts I did 6 years ago: the last bolt (before the anchor) feels more to the right than how I climb this route. When I go no hands out left on a shallow ledge I always feel like I'm almost off route. *more spoilers* good holds below and left of the anchor are often chalkless and growing lichen and make you feel like you've found a secret! More not-so-secret jugs to the right of the anchor let you make that final clip with confidence.