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Calypso S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Clambake S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Corvus B. TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Crow's Nest, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dingy, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Ill Gotten Booty S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
J-boat T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Keel Hauled S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Keel-Ho S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Land Ho! S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Little Mermaid, The S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Mussels S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mutiny S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Nantucket Sleigh Ride S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Pee Wee's Big Adventure T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
S.O.S. S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Saint Elmo's Fire S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Scuttlebutt S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Sea Breeze S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Seasick S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Starboard Drift T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Trad's Nest, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Walk the Plank S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Woman Overboard S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Elevation: 1,387 ft
GPS: 43.806, -71.843 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: BrianWinslow on May 21, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

Description

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.
Note: New route moratorium area Details

Getting There

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.

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lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
Sending a route is a great feeling, sending a cliff is even better! today I finished sending all of Crow's Nest by climbing Nantucket Sleigh Ride :) This cliff has a few hard eggs to crack Keel Hauled 5.12c, Nantucket Sleigh Ride 5.12c, Walk the Plank 5.11b and a few others are tricky and straight up difficult in the grade. Nov 1, 2016
Jeffrey.LeCours
New Hampshire
Jeffrey.LeCours   New Hampshire  
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. Jun 20, 2016
Alan Emery
Lebanon, NH
Alan Emery   Lebanon, NH
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. Jun 19, 2016
Legalto  
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. Jul 14, 2014

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