REI Community
Center Section
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Beginner's Route T 
Bolt Line S 
Bonehead Roof S 
Cold Turkey S 
Hippos on Parade S 
Hold Me aka The Move S 
Lies and Propaganda S 
Med Dose Madness S 
Misdemeanor S 
Mom's Pancake  S 
Rhino Bucket S 
Tunnel Zone T 

Tunnel Zone 

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

Type:  Trad
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Chris Hassig 1975
Page Views: 147
Submitted By: lee hansche on Apr 20, 2009

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (3)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]

Note: New route moratorium area MORE INFO >>>


I tend to bump down the stars a bit on the overgrown obscure trad climbs so i only gave this one star... If you like this kind of climbing however, you will be pleasantly surprised by enjoyable (if a little dirty) climbing with good protection...

Start by clipping the first bolt on Rinobuckets 5.10a or be a purest and pass it up... Break left following cracks along a shallow corner this is the line of Misdemeanor 5.10c... Just before the crux of Misdemeanor Reach left to a bomber flake looks loose but its solid... Keep heading left to another flake system with some vegetation growing out of it... Then up on laybacks and some easy face climbing... The original route headed up and left on a ledge below the roof on Bonehead Roof... I finished up and a little right to the anchor that Jim Shim put up for Misdemeanor... The gear on the last bit is a little more funky but take your time and look around for something good...

A bit filthy but really fun climbing...


Between Bonehead Roof and Rinobuckets... Look for the cracks down lower and the Vegitated flakes up and left...


Well protected with a normal rack...

Comments on Tunnel Zone Add Comment
Show which comments
By Glenn Cilley
From: Laconia, NH
May 22, 2010

Years back we use to top out from the big ledge on what is now the top of Med Dose
By Ryan Barber
From: Rumney, NH
Jun 18, 2011

I'm gonna check this one out. I noticed the new book says "never done anymore" making it all the more desirable and curious for climbers like myself.
By M Sprague
From: New England
Jun 2, 2014

For most, best enjoyed as a TR with nobody below you, at least in its present filthy state, but this section of wall has lots of cool holds, with flakes, edges and pockets. I am not sure I would call the gear "good" all the way, but there is some. Just remember that schist flakes are not granite, especially if they are held in by mud and moss.
By M Sprague
From: New England
Jun 9, 2014

Lee, that "bomber" flake wiggled right out and is now laying in the trail below, awaiting being made into a step. There is another big undercling left in its place.
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Jun 9, 2014

by "bomber" i meant it was a large hold that felt good to hold... glad its been removed if it was unsafe...
By M Sprague
From: New England
Jun 9, 2014

..or "bomber" like it is going to come out of the sky and hit you, lol.
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Jun 10, 2014

hahaha that works

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About