Artist's bluff is a beautiful place to spend a day, the view is spectacular... This is likely where it got its name, its seems like a perfect place to set up and paint a landscape... Its best attributes would be some very enjoyable moderate routes and an easy approach and decent...
Take route 93 to exit 34c... This is the same exit as for cannon mt. ski area and Echo Crag... At the stop sign go left, this takes you over the highway... look for a dirt pull out on the right after the bridge... park here and follow the obvious trail... It's only a few minutes to get to the cliff base which will be on your right as you hike up... A trail leads along the base of the cliff from left to right...
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Artist's Arete 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Standard Route 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Right Side Route 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Standard route 5.7 variation 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 175'
Brass Balls 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Standard Route 5.10 variation 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Vincent's Ear 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Special Olympics 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Handy Cap Direct 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b Trad, Sport, 60'
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Handy Cap Direct 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b NH : Artist's Bluff
A cool sport route that is a bit out of place (but welcome) at this mostly moderate trad crag... Definitely worth doing...Stick clip the first bolt... The real crux is the first 10 feet of climbing which is powerful and technical on a series of undercling crimps... The first boulder problem ends at a jug by the 2nd bolt another move or 2 gains you a rest where you can wedge yourself in the corner to catch your breath... Gastone and sidepull your way up to another good hold, set up, and make a bi...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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