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Oscar the Grouch 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13

   
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Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13 [details]
FA: FA: Mike "Bubba" Lee, FFA: Peet Danen
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Submitted By: patrick donahue on Feb 14, 2011  with updates from Tom Sherman

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Jared heading up the start to Oscar the Grouch

Description 

Look for a prominent wide 3-5  crack. With awkward access from the ground follow left to right snaking hand crack to a bolt (crux). Climb hand crack at 5.7 (very course- tape advised) that leads to a bolt on a slab. Climb past bolts on slabs to an arete finish.

Location 

Look for a prominent wide 3-5  crack

Protection 

standard rack and bolts


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By Jeffrey.LeCours
Administrator
From: New Hampshire
Sep 9, 2013

Coarse indeed. Fun hand crack nonetheless.

There's also an additional bolted face climb (called Oscar the Slouch, 5.10+, Syke/Lee) that goes up the arete right of the crack. It has it's own bolts on the slab above, leading to the same anchor.
By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Oct 30, 2013
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Can anybody tell me where this is relative to the other climbs listed?
By Jeffrey.LeCours
Administrator
From: New Hampshire
Oct 30, 2013

When you arrive at the crag, this is about 40ft up the slope to climbers right. It's to the left of Charismatic Mime.
By M Sprague
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From: New England
Aug 2, 2016
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Nice route, Though I am not quite sure where the 9 part is. Is it down low where the two bolts are? We started to the right of those bolts, so maybe we skipped it.
By Tom Sherman
From: Bristol, RI
Oct 28, 2016

Mark, you've got it. I've always started the route as where the Beta photo is showing a party starting. This can be done with a 60M, PLEASE tie knots in the end you may come up 10' short (especially lowering the leader). I've heard the slab is the crux and it starts down the slope on your left, is bolted, and requires a 70M. The beautiful hand crack is argued 5.7/5.8.... I'll vote the latter.