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Upper Cliff

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Bean Pole T,TR 
Bishop T,TR 
Bloody Fingers TR 
Chamonix TR 
Chimney, The T,TR 
Climber's Corner T 
Desperate Depression T,TR 
Diagonal T 
Double Chin T 
Double Jam T 
Fantastic Face TR 
Far Out Jam T,TR 
Far Out Jam Right T,TR 
High Anxiety (aka Silicon Shoes) TR 
Horn, The T 
Kiddie's Korner T,TR 
Loose Flake Polka TR 
Max Factor T 
Ms. Pac Man T 
No Answer T,TR 
Obscene Phone Call T 
PB & J T,TR 
Pee Pee The Sailor TR 
Roof, The T 
Short Stuff T,TR 
Start, The T 
Tramp, The T,TR 
Yellow Zonkers T,TR 
Unsorted Routes:

Upper Cliff Rock Climbing 


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Administrators: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: lee hansche on Mar 10, 2007  with updates from Richard Hunter
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the Horn, the classic line on the upper cliff...

Description 

Crack climbs galore.... Some of the best, single-pitch cracks in New Hampshire "lead em' and weep".... A few, less-desirable, face climbs between the cracks normally top roped.... The Uppers is a shaded area that is nice on a sunny day but takes a while to dry after rain....
Please stay on trails to reduce impact....

That's all that needs to be said killer quality cracks from 5.5 (Double Jam) to 5.13 (Bean Pole Crack)....
Classics: The Roof 5.7, Obscene Phone Call 5.8, The Horn 5.9, but they are all good.

Getting There 

Above the lower slab.

Follow trail around the left side of lower slab and continue till you see the cliff. Or follow signs from the trails on the right.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.5 miles from here

28 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',7],['5.7',3],['5.8',4],['5.9',7],['5.10',3],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Cliff:
The Chimney   5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Double Jam   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Short Stuff   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 30'   
Double Chin   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Diagonal   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   
The Roof   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   
No Answer   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 30'   
Obscene Phone Call   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Yellow Zonkers   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
The Start   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Chamonix   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Far Out Jam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR   
Bloody Fingers   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR, 50'   
The Horn   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Climber's Corner   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Fantastic Face   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     TR, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For Upper Cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: The upper section of The Horn....

The Horn 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  NH : *Pawtuckaway : Upper Cliff
Slippery feet and good locks....Start up the steep, finger crack using some polished feet outside of the crack.... A tricky crux section of locking and perhaps a layback move will get your foot on the "horn" feature and an OK rest.... One more crux guards the top out involving a high, right foot, some power, and grace....A very important climb for me....Probably the first "hard crack" I climbed, and it is still teaching me more than 10 years later...Climb it!...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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Rock Climbing Photo: the roof is another upper cliff classic...
the roof is another upper cliff classic...

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