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RGC - Open Spaces Area

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The RGC ( Roger Gagne Classic) T 
Crack of the World T 
Cross Eyed Owl T 
Open Spaces-open project S 
Owl Be Seeing Ya T 
Owl's Highway  T 
Smitty's Sport Route S 

RGC - Open Spaces Area  

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Location: 44.04497, -71.36221 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: M Sprague on Oct 13, 2010
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Olga Mirkina coming up the first pitch of "Ow...



Getting There 

From the approach trail, walk along the cliff to the left about 50 feet. Above you, up a slope, will be the large corner and gully of "The Smoky Dike", that marks the right boundary of this area. The trail then drops down and runs under a steep section of the face until the space for walking narrows down and you step up onto a flat boulder with a corner and wide crack start of "Owl's Highway" above. Step off the boulder, around an arete, into a big corner and then a series of smaller, shorter ones that are the starts of "Crack of the World" and "The RGC", making up the left hand boundary of this section. Continuing past, you come to the tall bolted arete of "Butolicious" and high above there is an enormous slot with the Texas Flake making up the right side, the beginning of the Sporty Area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.5 miles from here

7 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for RGC - Open Spaces Area:
Crack of the World   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 200'   
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Owl Be Seeing Ya - 11d, overview

Owl Be Seeing Ya 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  NH : Owl's Cliff (off Kancamagu... : ... : RGC - Open Spaces Area
This two pitch route, named after one of many repeat breakups, ascends up the middle of the RGC/Open Spaces face, aiming for the obvious dual cracks you can see if you step out from the cliff below. The first pitch (11d) is mostly steep bolt protected technical crimping. The very beginning is a bit gnarly, with powerful moves off crystalline holds, but bear with it as the rock and climbing gets better as you go. Rather than following the bolts directly up to the first small ledge at the horizont...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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Looking down from the second pitch of a 3 pitch project. The shared first belay of Owl's Highway can be seen to the left of the bottom of the rope
Looking down from the second pitch of a 3 pitch pr...
Part of the base of the RGC-Open Spaces area. Most of the cliff is above and out of view "Owl be Seeing Ya" starts in back of the birch tree that is closest to the cliff.
Part of the base of the RGC-Open Spaces area. Most...
Owl's Cliff Left- RGC - Open Spaces Area <br />I have included this topo that has a number of projects on it so people will be able to see existing routes. Please be respectful of projects. Most likely a great deal of work has gone into cleaning and equipping them and yet the job is not completely finished. It also takes a fair amount of luck to get a confluence of conditions, no nesting ravens and willing partners to get the lead, so give the new routers a break. Do the established climbs, or find a line that is not being actively worked on. As they get done, I will update or note if they become open. If there is one you would like to work on, shoot me an email and I can find out the latest status. If they aren't completed soon, we certainly don't want to hog anything.- Thanks
BETA PHOTO: Owl's Cliff Left- RGC - Open Spaces Area I have in...
Pat McElaney heading up to exhaust himself in the third pitch overhanging off-hands crux of Crack of the World. The position of the route can be better seen here:<a href='http://www.mountainproject.com/v/new_hampshire/owls_cliff/the_left_cliff/106925995' >mountainproject.com/v/new_hamp...</a> in the background, above the climber.
BETA PHOTO: Pat McElaney heading up to exhaust himself in the ...
Great views. Greens Cliff and Sawyer Pond
Great views. Greens Cliff and Sawyer Pond

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