Attitash Crag Rock Climbing
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DescriptionNice single pitch climbing in the sun. If you have read the guide-book you wouldn't think this area is worth the visit, but recent years have seen many new routes; many of them bolted sport climbs.
For best information see neclimbs.com and read Ed Webster's book.
Edit - Handren's new (2012) North Conway guide is more up to date.
Getting TherePark across the street from Attitash's Bear Peak in the lot for Thorne Pond. Hike around the pond and continue on to the Saco River. Wade across the river and then up the hill to the clearly visible cliff. Be cautious when crossing the river, during high water this may be impossible to do safely. Hurricane Irene eroded the 'north' bank of the river and also channelized the river, so it is now best to cross higher than shown in the current guidebook, [see photo "Saco Crossing" 5-28-2016]
From the parking lot take the trail to the pond, then take the trail that branches LEFT in the open area (i.e. continue 'leftward' around the pond) then take a RIGHT to the river; cross just about where the trail hits the river. It is gravelly and shallow here. Look for two tall pine trees on the opposite side. Once across, look for orange tape that brings you back to the old path to the cliff.
Classic Climbing Routes at Attitash Crag
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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