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The Pleasant Valley area is actually located in Brookfield, NH. The area is mostly a winter time destination due to the high volume of poison ivy. In the winter the entire area can be explored, but in summer months I stick to the right end (less ivy). The area offers some great ice climbs as well as rock routes.

Getting There 

There is not a trail to the crag. Take Pleasant Valley Valley Road next to Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfeboro. Follow it into Brookfield and park at the dirt turnaround at the end of the road. Walk left past a gate and continue right across a field. Keep going into the woods and cross over many logging roads. Eventually you will drop down into a valley where rock can be seen. Walk around and find the cliff.

The area could also be accessed from Route 109 in Brookfield. The hillside with the crags can be seen from Fletcher Farm.

The place is hard to find, but it should take about 20 minutes once you know the way.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

20 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pleasant Valley:
Great White Hype   WI3-4     Ice, 110'   Canal Zone
Yukon Jon   WI2     Ice, 100'   Canal Zone
Polar Circus   WI5-     Ice, 1 pitch, 60'   Polar Circus Area
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Polar Circus WI5-  NH : New Durham Area (South of ... : ... : Polar Circus Area
Climb up sustained WI4ish face to the pillar. The pillar only connects at the top and bottom , as it flows over an overhanging rock wall. It has only one known lead ascent and rarely comes in fat....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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Side view of the Sunkist Wall
Side view of the Sunkist Wall
normally see this guy out there
normally see this guy out there

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By joshua corbett
From: Wolfeboro NH
Mar 2, 2013
Well the best way to get to this area is to go with someone who has been there. Do not go left or you're in for a 2 and a half hour hike. It took two phone calls and pure determination to find this one. Walk more straight across the field trending a little right and you will come across a wide logging road follow this about 500 yards then bushwack left and you still might miss it.
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 3, 2013
" Keep going into the woods and cross over many logging roads. "

Yeah, the whole area is riddled with logging roads. This is like saying, "to find the needle in the haystack, cross over many pieces of hay."
By john strand
From: southern colo
Mar 4, 2013
Should be the state motto- " thrash through woods, cross logging roads, twist ankle, etc.."
By Jason Denver
Dec 15, 2013
I've referred to this place as the "Brookfield triangle". I tried approaching once in the dark with a gps unit and spent over two hours walking around. Hahaha
By joshua corbett
From: Wolfeboro NH
Feb 9, 2014
This is an unbelievable place. Its hard to believe that this is in Brookfeild NH. This place belongs up north.
By Jason Denver
Sep 24, 2014
An interesting side note on this area. There's an enormous hemlock tree in the approach gully that has been recognized by the state as the largest known of its species in the state. My buddy Steve Arsenault, big tree lover extrodinaire, did all of the leg work in contacting the right people and getting the tree the recognition it deserves. (Note: this is private land. Act accordingly)
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