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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 
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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...

Description 

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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.

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]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',2],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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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The starting pitch of Owl's Highway. This 5.9 pitc...

Owl's Highway 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  NH : Owl's Cliff (off Kancamagu... : ... : RGC - Open Spaces Area
The 5.9 first pitch of this route is a popular alternative and easiest direct way to get up to the first belay of The RGC, Crack of the World and various projects that lead off from there, and is good in it's own right. It ascends off the flat block in the trail mentioned in the main RGC-Open Spaces area, up the crack in a corner that turns into an offwidth at the top. If you don't want to squirm up the offwidth, a more dignified and to my mind much easier alternative is to reach out left to the...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

Photos of RGC - Open Spaces Area Slideshow Add Photo
Looking down from the second pitch of a 3 pitch pr...
Looking down from the second pitch of a 3 pitch pr...
Part of the base of the RGC-Open Spaces area. Most...
Part of the base of the RGC-Open Spaces area. Most...
Owl's Cliff Left- RGC - Open Spaces Area I have in...
BETA PHOTO: Owl's Cliff Left- RGC - Open Spaces Area I have in...
Pat McElaney heading up to exhaust himself in the ...
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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