We managed to sneak away from haying @ my sisters farm in E. Hardwick sunday by leaveing sat evening and camping on Wheeler Mtn rd. we knew it would rain later in the day but the morning was stunning. A few hikers but no other climbers despite the new guide book. If felt a bit funny and quite relaxing going climbing without the monster FA pack full of pitons, bolts, hammer, drill, wire brushes, hand saws and all the other crap you need for north eastern fa's. The description in the book made finding the start of the climb easy. The first pitch was absolutly beautifull pleasure climbing. slabby clean 10a face to a good bolted belay. P2 was a bit tricky to find when reading the book. The groove with cracks is really a left leaning flake system with tricky gear. Climbs really fun once you give up on the cracks off right and commit to the flakes on the left. The 3rd and money pitch was stunning. Hard bolted face right off the belay (crux) to a pumpy roof and super exposed finish. standard rack to 3"
If you do not have the new book Tough Shist by Travis Peckham you are missing out on lots of great climbs. Travis did an awsome job on the book and Randy hit it out of the park with Wine And Cheese 5.11a hands down 5 stars!