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The Contender 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: George Hurley
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Submitted By: BALDY on Nov 4, 2009

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The right hand route on this wall, just as good as "The Champ." Although listed as a sport climb, one may want to bring along either a #4 friend, or a simple shoulder length sling (natural thread) to protect a slight run out beneath the last bolt.
Scramble up roots until you can reach out and clip the first bolt. Hard face moves (.10a) past 2 bolts lead to bigger holds, and then the final crux moves up and over a bulge (bolt) to the top.


Follow the trail that skirts the base of the cliff band past "Old Boys Club," "JAG," and a few other bolted lines until the trail drops steeply down to a 60 foot tall clean, steep face with two bolted routes on it.


3-4 bolts, and #4 friend or use the natural thread(probably easier)

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By JChepes
From: West Ossipee, NH
Sep 10, 2012

Good one with cool thread.
By Nick Grant
From: Natick, MA & Tamworth, NH
Sep 7, 2017
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The thread is a cool feature, but it's not necessary. The climb is well protected with four bolts. It's a sport route -- no gear needed.

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