Artist's Bluff Rock Climbing
Routes in Artist's Bluff
|Artist's Arete T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Brass Balls T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Gawking Peepers S,TR 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Handy Cap Direct T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Little Monalisa T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Right Side Route T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Special Olympics T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Standard Direct T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Standard Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Standard Route 5.10 variation T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13|
|Standard route 5.7 variation T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13|
|Vincent's Ear T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|GPS:||44.18, -71.695 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||lee hansche on Sep 19, 2007|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionArtist's bluff is a beautiful place to spend a day, the view is spectacular... This is likely where it got its name, its seems like a perfect place to set up and paint a landscape... Its best attribute is some very enjoyable moderate routes and an easy approach and decent...
There are some harder routes in the 5.10 range and even one 5.12 sport route, but the bluff is more well known for its comfortable moderate routes such as the creatively named "standard route" which holds many variations...
The rock is of typical Franconia quality (the more solid variety) nice textured granite... Good solid gear for the most part and some really nice belay ledges...
A perfect place to get on your first trad lead or to bring a friend for a mellow intro to multi-pitch trad climbing...
Getting ThereTake route 93 to exit 34c... This is the same exit as for cannon mt. ski area and Echo Crag... At the stop sign go left, this takes you over the highway. Look for a dirt pull out on the right after the bridge; the trail starts here but please park at Echo Lake Beach parking lot 100 yards ahead. Do not park at trail head (no parking signs). Keep right at the first fork in the trail. It's only a few minutes to get to the cliff base which will be on your right as you hike up... A trail leads along the base of the cliff from left to right...
Classic Climbing Routes at Artist's Bluff
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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