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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 S 
Owl Be Seeing Ya T 
Owl's Highway  T 
Smitty's Sport Route S 

RGC - Open Spaces Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 44.04497, -71.36221 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: M Sprague on Oct 13, 2010


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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.

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Weather station 10.5 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in RGC - Open Spaces Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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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Rock Climbing Photo: Owl Be Seeing Ya - 11d, overview

Owl Be Seeing Ya 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : ... : 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

Photos of RGC - Open Spaces Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Olga Mirkina coming up the first pitch of "Ow...
Olga Mirkina coming up the first pitch of "Ow...
Rock Climbing Photo: Great views. Greens Cliff and Sawyer Pond
Great views. Greens Cliff and Sawyer Pond
Rock Climbing Photo: Part of the base of the RGC-Open Spaces area. Most...
Part of the base of the RGC-Open Spaces area. Most...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pat McElaney heading up to exhaust himself in the ...
BETA PHOTO: Pat McElaney heading up to exhaust himself in the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Owl's Cliff Left- RGC - Open Spaces Area I have in...
BETA PHOTO: Owl's Cliff Left- RGC - Open Spaces Area I have in...

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