Rising up behind the Trailside boulders beside North Marsh, the Lower Cliff is mostly overlooked and rarely climbed despite having a great collection of cracks and roofs. The crag catches sun for most of the day along with the boulders, although suffers from seepage and runoff from the hillside above after a rain. At its highest point on the left side, the cliff is roughly 60'. Grades range from 5.5 to 5.11 and there is still potential for a few new climbs alongside classics like Seaver's Folly and the Crack to Nowhere. Chances are you'll have the crag to yourself (or you'll have to share with the spiders).
From Boulder Natural parking, walk for maybe 10 mins towards the Lower Slabs and you'll see the cliff on the left before you reach Overlooked. From Round Pond, walk towards Natural for 5 mins or so, pass the Slabs and you'll see the cliff on the right.
Wanting to work on your footwork? Do you like climbs with an early crux? Step on up. Starting beneath the rusty bolt with a short overhang, surmount the overlap to stand up on the face above. Climb straight up towards the left end of the first roof and aim for the slab with a left arching crack. Follow the slab up and slightly right until you're at the second ledge. Move right to the tree and the crack through the big roof and finish as for Crack to Nowhere....[more]Browse More Classics in NH