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Roaring Silence 

YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c [details]
FA: Ward Smith, 1999
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Submitted By: Jay Knower on Jun 21, 2008

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Kayte after the first crux, climbing to the rest.

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Roaring Silence is a fun route up the left side of New Wave Wall. It starts with the first few bolts of Weevil and breaks right up the steepest part of the wall. The first crux consists of weird moves through black rock. The second crux comes up high on the steep arete. Many skip the last bolt as the climbing is pretty intense at this point.

The cruxes on Roaring Silence are separated by a nice, hands-off rest, keeping the grade on the lower end of 5.13. There has been some debate as to the true letter grade, but then again, sport climbers have to talk about something.



Photos of Roaring Silence Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Kayte starting Roaring Silence.
Kayte starting Roaring Silence.
Rock Climbing Photo: A- Air and Pleasant Danger 5.8 B- Short Wave 5.11b...
BETA PHOTO: A- Air and Pleasant Danger 5.8 B- Short Wave 5.11b...
Rock Climbing Photo: Kayte finds herself fully engaged with the lower c...
Kayte finds herself fully engaged with the lower c...

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By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Apr 24, 2009
rating: 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c

Check out this video i came across with footage of Mike Korak and a dude i dont know...

By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Aug 10, 2009

I saw Mike Korak working this one day, what a beautiful route I hope to be able to climb this hard some day
By stow
May 15, 2011

1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th old fixed draws replaced by black-tubed Climb Tech permadraws on May 12, 2011. 5th clip an inch longer so should be slightly easier, and the runout to the chains maybe slightly less freaky without the nagging wondering about actual tensile strength of very old sun-bleached draws with grooved biners
By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Jun 19, 2011

Youtube yanked the video. Found it here though :)

Was interesting to Mike and Frank climb out of the upper corner to the left, then come back in near the top of it. Is that how most do that section?
By M Sprague
From: New England
Jun 19, 2011

I think I did it that way. It has been a while, but I remember going further left than most, then coming back. I got it second time on top rope that way, but one of the clips would have been out of reach for me without a really long sling, so I never lead it. It's funny, I got back on it more recently and got completely spanked. I couldn't even get through the bottom crux. It made me feel wicked old and decrepit, like an old dog trying to follow the pack with it's legs giving out and looking back at the pack of hyenas following. You need to be in bouldering shape for this one.
By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
Jun 30, 2011

I went way left to rest, and I think most people do as well. Despite the looks from the ground, this route isn't that sustained--it's more like two boulder problems. Even with the rest, it's a great route.
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Aug 18, 2011
rating: 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c

i really enjoy the style of this climb! its steep but very much technical... for me it was way more about figuring out my beta than fighting the pump or just being strong (which is my weak spot, haha)... so try it... if you like that sort of thing...

oh and to add to the above discussion... i exit the corner and stay to the left until moving back right in to the cruxy business... i do it differently than either one on the video...

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