The Captain Rock Climbing
|GPS:||44.083, -71.462 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||john strand on May 28, 2008|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
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DescriptionA pretty big, way backcountry crag with a long approach and AWESOME views. I am not kidding, this is a GREAT crag and well worth the long hike/bike.
A bit of history- I first read about the Captain in an old AMC hiking guide, '73 edition ? (the orange one). The guide suggested approaching after climbing Mt Carrigan, then bushwacking down the ridge. CRAZY.
It was also referenced in an '80's mtn bike guide to the area and indeed a good view can be gotten from "hayshed field".
I first went in with my wife as part of a bike trip, seems that bradley White was in around the same time and did a one pitch route. i don't know of anyone else (mike hartrich ? ) but I sure didn't see any activity when we first did routes in '97.
Alain Comeau- " I have seen that cliff, I'll fly you if you wanna jump in "
Getting ThereAt the end of Sawyer river road, a bike path diverges right from the gate follow this along the river for a couple of miles past a bridge to a large clearing. From the back left side of the clearing tramp along the river to gravel clearing at the base of a long gully. Up this gully 'till it ends, then go left for 20 minutes to the base of the cliff. Allow 2-3 hours or more, a bike can shorten the ride out.
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