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Elevation: 1,245 ft 379 m
GPS: 44.3278, -71.0218
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Shared By: Ladd Raine on Jun 5, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan S, Robert Hall

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Wild River Crag pretty much describes itself! It can be found Northeast of the Presidentials and North Conway. The usual access 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.

Shell Pond has two areas the Main cliff and the Family wall. Both have seen more use in recent years. Main cliff is home to bolted sport ( or sport-like) climbs while Family Cliff is more moderate and, with judicious use of long slings to trees or as safety to reach top anchors, can be top roped. ( 70m rope helpful) 

Many of the bolted lines on Shell Main and Wild River crag are long and require many draws and need two ropes to get back to the ground. The trad lines require a full rack and then some.

Getting There Suggest change

See the individual areas for specific directions.

Shell Pond and Laughing Lion are usually accessed by driving north 25+/- miles from Freyburg Maine on Rt 113 north, while Wild River Crag is best approached ( especially from the North Conway area) by driving north on Rt 16, east on Rt 2 and south on Rt113 to Wild River Road. 

Technically, Laughing Lion is actually just barely in Maine, but we’ll leave it here in NH. R Hall, Admin.

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