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Sandwich Notch Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.82906, -71.49844 View Map  Incorrect?
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High quality climbing in a quiet, peaceful setting by a brook. The routes here are generally harder in rating(i.e. not too much below 5.8). There are a number of both sport and traditional climbing, as well as some good top rope sites (used by the boy scouts at one time).

Getting There 

From Center Sandwich, take Sandwich Notch Rd. for a little over 3.5 miles (the road turns into a one lane dirt road). Although the climbs are located on a broken cliff band to the right, there are two main areas: Brilliant Corners Area & Highlander Wall.

One key to not driving past the area is to realize the climbs are a ways below the actual top-of-the-notch. The top-most area is Pulpit Rock, and this has parking for about 4-5 cars, one spot below (2-3 cars) and one spot above (1-2 cars) the bridge.

On hot days a visit to Beede Falls and its fine swimming at the base is recommended for all but the hardiest of climbers. (It's also a beautiful place, even if its too chilly to swim.) [Photos]

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

23 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sandwich Notch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sandwich Notch:
Count Down   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Brilliant Corners
Left Diagnaling Hand Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 60'   Pulpit Rock Area
Brilliant Corners   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Brilliant Corners
The Quickening   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Highlander Wall
Split Image   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Highlander Wall
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Featured Route For Sandwich Notch
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The Quickening 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  NH : Lakes Region : ... : Highlander Wall
The poster girl climb on the wall. The center most route, up the belly of Highlander Wall. Scramble up easy, lower angled rock, to the first bolt. Climb up the steep corner (crux) gunning for the obvious break in the center of the cliff. A rest can be gained here before tackling the upper half of the improbable-looking wall. Climb up the overhanging wall directly above, finding hidden dishes and edges as you go. If you're lucky, you will gain the lip of the top of the cliff. Hand traverse ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

Photos of Sandwich Notch Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Beede Falls, a whopping 0.1Mi walk from the road!
BETA PHOTO: Beede Falls, a whopping 0.1Mi walk from the road!
Rock Climbing Photo: just above Beede Falls
just above Beede Falls

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By Joe Terravecchia
Jul 23, 2010
Here's a link for good topos of the Highlander Wall and Brilliant Corners areas.

and more information:
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Jul 26, 2011
Does anybody have any other info on this area? Any info is good, Im curious about the boulders in the area as well as trad and sport info.

Also there seems to be a lot more boulders outside of this general area, does anyone have information about the bould scattered along sandwich notch road?
By john strand
From: southern colo
Jul 26, 2011
Brad White would have info
By M Sprague
From: New England
May 27, 2015
The map coordinates seemed to be way off, so I moved it to the general area I think the crags are. Could somebody more familiar check on the accuracy please? Also, if you figure out the Google coordinates for the sub areas, Administrators can set up the maps for those. Also, as always, make use of those "Improve this page" buttons if you can add information or clarify. Thanks. - Mark
By Eric Heiden
From: Derry, NH
Sep 4, 2015
As far as actually getting to this area - There's a small parking (~8-10 car?) parking lot on the right for Beede Falls as you come up the road - I assume that the climbing is further up the hill. Is there obvious parking, or is it just on the side of the road? Are there trails leading into this area?

Edit: I realize now that the descriptions to the individual parking areas are in each climbing area's sub-section. And yes, they are all up past Beede Falls. Went and checked this place out (saw brilliant corners & highlander wall) and I'm really excited to head back!

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