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5.8 Crag is a somewhat shady crag at the base of Rattlesnake Mountain that is visible from the road. Due to its proximity to the road, 5.8 Crag is well traveled and popular with large groups of topropers. The Main Cliff and the upper crags are also easily reached via a "secret" (sshhh!) trail that ascends from the far right end of this crag, making 5.8 Crag a good choice for the cranksters who want to warm up en route to the "proj."
Park at either lot (but never on the road!) and walk down the road with the Baker River on your left. After the road bends right, you will see an obvious trail on the right hand side of the road. At the mouth of this trail you should see an engraved wooden sign that says "5.8 Crag." Walk up the trail past this sign and viola, there you are.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 5.8 Crag:
The 5.8 Crack by the Road 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch
Moe Pup Sensation 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport
Snake Skin Slab 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch
Bolt And Run 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch
Romancing the Stone 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Blue Spotted Tail 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Milktoast 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport
License to Ill 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c R Trad, 1 pitch
Arm and Hammer 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Sky Pilot 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Blueballs at Christmas 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a R Trad, 1 pitch
Pump Up the Volume 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch
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Romancing the Stone 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b NH : Rumney : 5.8 Crag
Romancing the Stone is the most distinguishable climbs at 5.8 Crag, as is follows the first line you see as you approach the cliff. The first third of the climb is characterized by technical 5.10 face climbing that is punctuated by an exit move on the "romancing stone," an brick sized tooth that has been wobbly for as long as anyone can remember. In the immortal advice of Tenacious D, use this hold "gently." A rest of sorts can be found before launching into a pumpy traverse and jug haul to the ...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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