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By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Jun 28, 2010
Very hard cliff for me to find (im color blind to red/orange so the trail markers were hard to see) jakob found em for me though... really the hike would be no big deal if there was a trail...
Much of the crag is a bit crumbly, i might have added stars for solid rock... this should get better with some traffic...
overall, a good crag but i wont be back too often...
By M Sprague
From: New England
Jan 14, 2011
|Agree, it's a nice place to check out for a change of scenery and to get away from the crowds while still being able to clip bolts. One thing is nice, you can go up with just a half rope and small rack of draws. The routes are short, but end up being more fun than they look for the most part..not really a place you will want to go back to often though. One and 2 star routes in a nice spot. Tim, you are nuts. 3 stars? :) We are going to have to have a 7 star grading system.|
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Jun 23, 2013
|The "trail" has gotten even harder to find... if anyone goes up there it would be great to bring some trail marking tape and freshen it up... i will if i go back but now that i've done all the routes i don't know if i will be up there again in the next decade...|
By Eric Leclerc
May 3, 2014
If the trail was well marked, this would be an ideal crag to bring new climbers and initiate them to rock climbing. the routes are short and moderate in grade. That would help the Parking Lot crag and The Meadows.
You can spend the day on a nice ledge with a great view over the valley.
Too bad I just read Lee's comment about putting new markers on the trees to make the trail easier to follow. I will try to go for a hike on a rest day and mark the trail so its easier for people to find.
I really liked the 11b and the 10d. Both have interesting moves at the top.
I never encountered as many huge spiders and wasps. Luckily, both were at a slow pace.
By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
16 hours ago
so after driving half way up to rumney only to remember they were blasting this week, we decided to search for this crag. to say the trail is poorly marked would be a an understatement as it took some solid guessing and some really keen eyes to pick out what orange tape was left but we made it! and were not disappointed! some super fun moderates on interesting rock with a fantastic view means I will definitely be coming back.
regarding location, here is the best way I can describe getting there (I got some pretty good beta from lee) when you cross the river park imidiately on the right (big dirt lot with a info sign) head straight across the road and trend up and right till you see a rock wall. keep that rock wall on your right as you hike up trending slightly to the left and try your best to pick out a blaze or two. you eventually cross a stream, then come to some boulders (like jeff said) and keep those on your right as well but continue to trend up and left. the last 100ft are the kicker as you are on some pretty serious 3rd maybe 4th class terrain. I would also not that I think in the height of summer this would be nearly impossible if you haven't been there before.
finally, I marked some gps coordinates that should get you pretty close if not to the cliff. 43°50'28.93"N 71°49'23.52"W