Elevation: 1,245 ft
GPS: 44.328, -71.022 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ladd Raine on Jun 5, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

Description

The name of this crag does a pretty good job at hinting to what you'll find here....

Wild River Crag can be found Northeast of the Presidentials and North Conway. The only road to this crag is closed when snow makes it impassable and therefore climbing here is a summer/fall affair. Climbing started at this crag in the '70s but took off with bolted lines in the early '90s. The crags within the Wild River Area are filled with proud lines, incredible aretes, amazing faces, and awesome corners. Many very beautiful lines can be scored in this area.

This area is comprised of Wild River Crag, Laughing Lion Crag, and The Shell Pond Crags. The latter two being actually located just across the border in Maine.

Wild River is the main event of this area and most folks that make the trek up here spend their time pulling hard on its 140ft granite splendor, to be more thoroughly described on its own page.

The latter two crags are less climbed on and therefore much more overgrown and covered in lichen (edit - not any more!). I have no personal experience with the climbing at these two crags, so if anyone would like to contribute, please do!

Many of the bolted lines are long and require many draws and a 60m rope to get back to the ground. The trad lines require a full rack and then some.

Getting There

Find your way to Freyburg, ME.

From Freyburg, take ME Rt 113 to Hastings campground (about 25 miles) then go maybe a 1/4 mi. down the road to Wild River Road (FS12) and turn left, park at trailhead.

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