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Submitted By: chinos on Jun 17, 2012
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The CMC Crag (Chinos Mountain Club Crag) is located below White's Ledge in Bartlett, NH. The area is made up of two different cliffs 150 yards down hill and left from the Pick O' The Litter Cliff. This is a fun moderate crag with most routes in the 60' range. The climbing here is mixed, so bring a rack to a #3.
This is a great summer time crag with a short (5-10min) approach and the river nearby.

Getting There 

Drive north on 302 to Covered Bridge Lane,which is on the right just before the covered bridge gift shop. Follow Covered Bridge Lane, staying left at all intersections until you see a dirt road on the left, Ricks Road. Follow Rick's Road for 0.8 miles to pullout on the right at a old logging road. (Just after a pullout on the left hand side over looking the river). From here walk the road for 300' to a small stream on the right. Follow the stream bed uphill through some boulders to a 25' slab wall. Walk left along the base for a 200' hundred feet to the base of the crag. (5-10 min approach from the road).

Climbing Season

For the WM: Bartlett Area area.

Weather station 5.2 miles from here

15 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for CMC Crag:
Abstinence    5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 60'   The Chinos Slab
Wild Things   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 60'   The Main Cliff
CMC Crack   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 60'   The Main Cliff
Clean Yer Act Up   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 60'   The Main Cliff
Gamma Ray   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 55'   The Chinos Slab
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Featured Route For CMC Crag
First ascent of Clean Yer Act Up.

Clean Yer Act Up 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NH : WM: Bartlett Area : ... : The Main Cliff
Start the same as CMC Crack. Climb the initial corner to a stance. Step right to gain a horizontal and move up to a small foot ledge at a left facing flake (bolt). Make the crux moves and continue to the tree anchor for CMC Crack. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By jimmi jazz
From: new durham nh
Jul 2, 2012
It's a very enjoyable place to go an climb. Most of the cliff is in the shade, so it's a good place to go on those hot days.
By Ryan Barber
From: Rumney, NH
Jul 12, 2012
Hoot Hoot, hit it up for Brewster Academy Outdoor Skills Alumni knocking out new routes!
By chinos
Jun 26, 2013
George Hurley and friends have added some more lines out here! I will post them soon.
By Jonathan Steitzer
From: midcoast, maine
Sep 24, 2014
Checked this place out today after hearing good things about it @ IME. It's great, a fun change of pace in the North Conway area, beautiful spot, really casual. Definitely hit it up. - If you're here and have the time the cairns need some work. The trail up is along the road bordering the river, and the most obvious trail. Very short approach.
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