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The Terrace 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Dawn Shimberg, 1989
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Submitted By: Patrick Bagley on Oct 25, 2006

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The Terrace is a slabby 5.8 climb with one or two awkwardly committing moves on small holds. While worthwhile, this is really the type of climb that you wire in hopes of skunking your friends.


On the left side of 5.8 Crag, The Terrace starts at the height of the land, on a manmade dirt terrace supported by rail road ties.


Bolts with Quick-Clip lower offs. (please help preserve the Quick Clips by lowering off and TRing on two of your draws whenever possible.)

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By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Dec 24, 2008
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I don't recommend this climb to anyone unless the better routes to the left are taken or you need to warm your tendons up for some of the other crimp fests to the right, I wouldn't stop at this crag just to do this route.
By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
May 2, 2009

i think you should recommend this route if you want to play a mean joke on them.... its really not fun at all... grumble grumble grumble....
By ravisurdhar Surdhar
From: Phoenix, CO
Oct 14, 2009

Quick clips are very worn through...not sharp, and I wasn't too concerned about running my rope through them, but they should definitely be replaced sometime soon. Same goes for several other climbs at this crag...this one was probably the worst out of all the ones we climbed though.
By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Oct 14, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I am just going to take this time to remind people to top-rope off your own quick draws and to have the last climber rappel, this will conserve the gear that is in place. Thank you.
By Jason Antin
From: Golden, CO
Oct 23, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I got skunked yesterday :/
By Milan Krainchich
From: Wolfeboro, NH
May 7, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Climbed this route two days ago and got took a few falls on the crux before i made it. All this talk about it being thin and crimpy is true but thats what makes a route hard... If you find the right crips and make the moves this route is great. I felt like the crux was more 5.9 to 5.10 but overall i really enjoyed it.
By Ian Dibbs
Nov 19, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R

First half of route is straight forward, upper half is bleak, pain causing mini holds. Gave the route a R rating due to possibility of ankle hurting falls when attempting to clip 2nd bolt above the Terrace.
By caesar.salad
From: earth
Sep 21, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

god this route suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks. I got to the 4th bolt today, got bored, and down climbed. I refuse to leave any gear on such a crap route. It actually was kind of fun coming down. Past the 3rd bolt is sketch and on sharp holds.
By David Quinn
Sep 30, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

I guess I am in the minority here as I regularly do this route, (barefoot) and enjoy it very much. I guess I am a bit of a slab lover though!
By Kyle Tarry
From: Portland, OR
Oct 10, 2016
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I quite enjoyed this route, and I think it's underrated (as per the number of stars here). The climbing is interesting and balancey, which some good slab and crimp moves. I tend to like "awkward" puzzle climbs more than pump-fests, so this was right up my alley.
By Tyler Hutchinson
Apr 10, 2017
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13

A little dicey on the crux section heading up to the 4th bolt, some of the moves are a little long if you're short in stature and the deck potential makes me feel as though it's PG13. If you're taller and competent on crimps it turns into a more enjoyable balance problem though.
By peterfogg
Jun 4, 2017

I'm just giving this two stars in the hopes that other climbers find it worth doing. I thought it was some nice thoughtful climbing, and not especially sketchy.
By Russ Keane
Jul 4, 2017

Worth the time if you are up on that terrace hanging out. Certainly has a 5.8 section. It was kind of tricky. Not sure where it is "slab" though- other than that easy beginning thing?

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