Elevation: 803 ft
GPS: 44.405, -70.941 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: bradley white on Jun 30, 2009 · Updates
Admins: Ladd Raine, Jonathan S, Robert Hall
Access Issue: Peregrine Falcons in Maine Details

Description

Tumbledown Dick Mtn. offers some of the best climbing in the Bethel region on high quality metamorphic schist. With numerous routes rated 5.10 & under, a sunny aspect, and short approach Tumbledown Dick Mtn. is a worthy destination for those looking to explore the climbing opportunities in Western Maine.

Recently the Conservation Fund purchased the land that includes Tumbledown Dick Mtn. from the Chadbourne family, who have stewarded the area and allowed public access for multiple generations. With this transfer comes an opportunity for long term conservation and public access, with more details available on Mahoosuc Land Trust's website:  https://www.mahoosuc.org/tumbledown

Paul Cormier writes: At my last count, I have archived close to 100 routes in this area.My son Joe, Sara Reeder , and I put up a couple more last year I have been asked to archive them here, I promise to work on it this winter for you, but right now, the most complete discriptions of most all of the routes can be found in Jerry Handren's book "North Conway Rock Climbs" .

There are bolts on many climbs, but you should not start up any of these climbs with out a full rack.

Getting There

West of West Bethel is North Road. Turn off Route to go across river and turn west or left onto North Road. Travel a few miles until rock outcropping and boulders are visible from road. The good climbing is uphill and west of boulders via trail. (Note, driving in this direction the first crag you'll see, if looking for it, is Bear Cub on the ridge above a sand pit. It's about another 1/2 mile to Tumbledown Dick)

From the West, or South: From North Conway arera, take Rt 16 through Pinkham Notch to Gorham ,NH, then take Rt 2 East about 11 miles, turn left on Bridge Rd (Street?) [This is just beyond where Rt 113 comes in from Evans Notch] , cross the river (great swimming !) , turn right on North Rd and go about 1.5 miles and you should see the crag(s) on the left.

 [Note- any non-climbers in your party might enjoy either hanging out at the swimming under the bridge, or bike riding. North Road is one of the better bike rides in this area. Going West on North Rd. is a bit more scenic than East.] 

Although there is a parking space for 2-3 cars on the right (south side) of the road, and a path leads from there directly up to the Great Chimney area, and another parking spot further down the road on the left (cliff) side of the road and a path from there leads into the Amphitheater area, please consider utilizing parking located off the roadway on the south side of the road just to the east of the Forehead (44.4049,-70.9373). Parking along the road is somewhat dangerous due to poor sight lines created by the rise to the west and traffic that tends to travel at a high rate of speed through this area. RHall Admin. ME 7/1/2020

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