|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 40'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|FA:||Mark Sprauge, 8/04|
|Submitted By:||Jeffrey.LeCours on Mar 22, 2010|
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By M Sprague
From: New England
May 29, 2011
This is one of those routes with fun climbing if completely cleaned, but it ended up needing a lot more than I expected, so never really got finished. I would imagine it has grown back a lot too. It probably needs a new maddocking every other year where debris collects on it to stay in good form. It's slightly contrived at the top too, which makes it mediocre to me. What atracted me to the line was the steep juggy start.
I love Ward's description of it in the guidebook: "Beautiful eyebolts in steep moss"
By Julian Paul
From: New York, NY
Sep 6, 2012
|If you have a spare person, have them spot while your belayer stays anchored to the tree behind the route. There's a steep drop that could push them off the edge if you fall before the first clip.|
From: plymouth, nh
Oct 28, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
|The route could use a little cleaning but it is nothing like the description in Ward's guide. I found this climb to have a fun crux start which is followed by rather uninteresting climbing to the eye bolt anchors. The ground at the base of this climb is almost always wet so the opening crux moves can feel rather slippery.|
By Torie Kidd
Jul 3, 2016
Got on this yesterday. Fun start for sure. I found the middle of the route (around the bulge) required a little route finding to keep it at the grade. Staying right of the bolts instead of following them straight up the bulge felt about right.
Route didn't seem too dirty.