The Crow's Nest Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Crow's Nest left... not much has changed here for ...
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.
2. Alternatively, climb the fixed rope in the gully from the right side of the Hinterlands. I recommend approach no. 1.
Weather station 10.4 miles from here
24 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Crow's Nest
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Crow's Nest:
Keel-Ho 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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
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'
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Ill Gotten Booty 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a NH
: The Crow's Nest
This route looks cooler than it is, but because it looks so cool it's still not bad. It appears that a lot of the flakes have come off making it somewhat awkward in sections. Many of the flakes that remain are glued in place, which is somewhat interesting. Also, I recommend rappelling the route (or having a second follow) because it can be hard to clean while being lowered....[more] Browse More Classics in NH
BETA PHOTO: A topo of the old side of the crows nest
BETA PHOTO: a map to the crow's nest right... Perhaps one of t...
BETA PHOTO: the newer, far right side routes at the nest
Jul 14, 2014
Just using the guide book, it wasn't entirely clear how to get to this area. Essentially, you take the Jimmy Cliff walk off trail up for a few minutes (walking left of clip a dee doo dah), and then take a left on a connecting trail.
In the summer it was hard to see, so it may be more obvious at other times. Again, look for a path on the left about half way up the walk off trail. Do not walk to the top of Jimmy Cliff.
From: Lebanon, NH
Jun 19, 2016
Some of the junctions at Rumney would be better severed if there were trail markers. This is one area for sure. I have always come up from The Hinterlands. I found that an easy climb and not hard to locate.
From: New Hampshire
Jun 20, 2016
Recalling back to my first few times accidentally walking to the top of the Clippity slab, I agree with you afemery. I think they'll come with time. The alternative trail up the right side of Jimmy Cliff also comes to mind. I think cairns would be good enough for now. Good suggestions to be brought up at a future RCA Trail Day.