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Location: 44.0915, -71.1658 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Sam Heidenreich on Mar 29, 2009
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A short, forested area tucked into the woods just above West Side Rd in North Conway. Routes vary from traditional slab to very steep sport and mixed routes. A great place for moderate top-roping with easy access to the top of the cliff and many trees for anchors.

Getting There 

Drive north on West Side Rd past Humphreys for 0.7 miles. There is a dirt pull-out on the left side of the road and a ledgy outcropping above this. There is also easy access to the Saco from the same pull out which is on a bend in the road. The cliff is hidden in the trees.
Hike up the steep and dirty trail for about two minutes (very short) and you are there.

Climbing Season

For the WM: North Conway area.

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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The start and middle of Birch Tree Corner, showing...

Birch Tree Corner 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  NH : WM: North Conway : Saco Crag
Climb over a block to the start of the climb. From there, you will find a nice crack to the left of the corner and a second thinner crack that forms the corner itself. Climb these, protecting where necessary, up to the block that forms a roof. Go around the block and over the birch tree, then through the remaining blocks at the top. The very top can be dirty and covered in lichen and pine needles, so be careful when walking off.This is an interesting 5.6, because it is slightly overhung, but all...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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