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Microwave Area  

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Location: 43.1215, -71.1932 View Map  Incorrect?
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Microwave Area from the Dome


The Microwave Area is made up of three short cliffs, offer routes from steep face climbing to crack. Routes range from easy to hard.

Getting There 

The quickest and easiest way to reach the Microwave Tower, head out towards Devil's Den. Pass the boulder field, following the cliff band to its northern most point, climbing steeply to the top of the Den. Keep following the trail thru a small sparsely wooded area before entering the woods again, at this point in time you'll be able to see the microwave reflector and part of the lower cliff area. Keep following the white blazed trail to the top of the hill.

Once on the summit of the hill look for a faint climbers trail that heads south following a short cliff band behind the reflector (Upper Microwave Cliff). Follow this trail down and to the left to reach Lower Microwave Cliff. Middle Microwave cliff is located in front of the reflector.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.4 miles from here

7 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Microwave Area:
Mircowave crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Lower Microwave Area
Leave the Lobster   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Lower Microwave Area
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Leave the Lobster 5.8+

Leave the Lobster 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NH : Pawtuckaway : ... : Lower Microwave Area
Bolt line in the Middle of the Microwave Slab. Climb the lower slab, under the first bolt, on good holds to the first horizontal break, place gear or just clip the 1st bolt and mantle up on to the slab and follow thin flakes and edges to the 2nd bolt and 2nd horizontal break. Mantle on to second ledge and proceeded thru the upper half of the route. The upper portion of this route tends to seep long after it rains, around bolt 3 to the top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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