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Woman Overboard 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Christina Callaghan
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Submitted By: D.Quinn on Sep 27, 2008  with updates from Eli

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Follow arete to anchors


Left end of right wall


5 bolts to L.O.'s

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Rock Climbing Photo: woman over board, The arete is harder than it look...
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By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Apr 20, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

not trying to be mean but an actually description would be nice to tell curious people how the route is...
By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Apr 20, 2009

i second all of matts comments on these routes
By E thatcher
From: Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Apr 20, 2009

I feel like Mountain Project may have softened us up some. In an area where all we need to do is find an obvious feature (read look at the arete), and then follow a line of bread crumbs up said feature, many of the route descriptions here go above and beyond the call of duty. Route sequences are not called for, and most guide books don't have them but to provide route finding logistics. What I mean to say is thanks D. Quinn for taking the time to post what info you had. It is certainly more helpful then not having any at all.
By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Apr 20, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Where i agree with you is it is batter than no info but the poster is also the person with the FA, so he has more information. the goal of Mountain Project goal is to go beyond the guide book and give indepth information on the routes. Yes I agree guide books dont have indepth route descriptions and I dont want to see a blow by blow account of the route, I feel like on this website there should be more than just the location of the route. I am not trying to argue with anyone but the purpose of this website is to go above and beyond the guide book, this is a feeling I believe most users of this site believe in, and what the creator of the site intended for it.

here is The Proj's vision statement:

"Our vision is to take climbing beta beyond the guidebook, adding personalization and community features that add context and rich exploration to popular climbing sites across North America."
By E thatcher
From: Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Apr 20, 2009

D. Quinn = Christina Callaghan? I agree with you matt, and that's a nice feature of mountain project. But i've seen a lot of this prodding for different routes, and I feel like it doesn't serve as the constructive criticism it's meant to be.
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Apr 20, 2009

yes indeed, BEYOND THE GUIDE BOOK! the description on this route is no help at all cause you could easily walk up to the cliff and find a bolt line up an arete with out having proof of the existence of said route on this site... this is an old discussion that ive been through too many times but here is the bottom line... there was already a site telling us that routes existed, this is a newish site for people who have something to say or would like to read about the routes...
By E thatcher
From: Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Apr 20, 2009

That's awesome. And i guess it's why i innately turn here before when looking for route information. I still believe though, that some description is better then no description. And I see what D.Quinn has put up as some description.
By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
Apr 21, 2009

If anyone has better info to add, post it here as a comment and I'll integrate it into the route description.

I agree that these descriptions are not up to standards, but this site is in a constant state of flux, so we can all make it better. Go out, climb the routes, and lets make these descriptions more thorough.

And no, I don't think you have to give move-by-move beta for the route. Reputation, historical significance, location--this info is what sets apart from the other sites.
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
May 19, 2009

Well jay and everyone else, i climbed it so here is a little more info...

This is the line up the arete on the right side of the big gully that seperates the left and right sides of Crows Nest...

Make tricky hardish balance moves past the first couple bolts moving left and right around the arete... then follow a ramp on very easy rock left to a 2 bolt anchor...
By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
May 19, 2009

lee was this the route that i didnt really care for?
By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Mar 21, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I enjoyed this route. The movements past the first couple of bolts seem scary for those who aren't comfortable on 5.8 yet. Standing up tall and reaching for the edge before midway ledge was fun and a little balancy. A low angle ramp leads easier climbing to the top.
By M LaViolette Jr.
From: The Past
Oct 20, 2011
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

Fun and scary clip on the second bolt, leave the stick clip at home.
By Derek Jf
From: Northeast
Jun 24, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Not the best climbing - but curious where the pg-13 rating opinions are based on.. sure it has one committing move, just not really that dangerous of a move to receive a pg-13 grade i feel

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