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A scenic crag pretty high up the mountain. Not a bad place to be when the lower crags are crowded and it's not real hot out. Some of the routes are pretty much in the full sun and some are shaded when the trees have leaves. Mostly, the crag feels hot and dry on sunny days. The climbs that I've done here tend to be technical but a little burly strength helps out too. Also, there is a rap station at the far left of the crag which brings you down to the Yellowknife crag. It's obvious to look at but some of the climbs on the left side of the crag start from a big ledge, with a big drop, so be careful.
1. Hike past the Jimmy cliff left side (clip a dee do dha) up a bit and farther, maybe ten minutes or so. Make sure you pass to the left of the little bouldering size wall with the hand crack. Going to the right is the descent trail from the top of Clip a Dee Doo Dah. You will be trending up and left.
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Pee Wee's Big Adventure 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
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Scuttlebutt 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
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The Trad's Nest 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Keel-Ho 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Mutiny 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
The Crow's Nest 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Calypso 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
S.O.S. 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Walk the Plank 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
The Dingy 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 20'
Seasick 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Saint Elmo's Fire 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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A slightly deceptive and fun line that might feel a bit stiff for the grade. At the end of the day, I was positive this was a 5.10.Scramble up onto a ledge to clip the first bolt right of the discontinuous crack. Climb up decent holds in the crack past two more bolts and you'll find yourself at the crux, your choice of slopers and pumpy underclings with a clip in the midst of it. Move left after the 4th bolt to gain a rest and follow jugs up the crack to the chains....[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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