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Areas in Sandwich Notch

Brilliant Corners 5 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Half Way Wall 3 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Highlander Wall 3 / 9 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Pulpit Rock Area 3 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Sandwich Notch Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 36 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 36
Elevation: 1,292 ft
GPS: 43.829, -71.498 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: BALDY on Nov 4, 2009
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall
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Description

High quality climbing in a quiet, peaceful setting by a brook. The routes here are generally harder in rating(i.e. not too much below 5.8). There are a number of both sport and traditional climbing, as well as some good top rope sites (used by the boy scouts at one time).

Getting There

From Center Sandwich, take Sandwich Notch Rd. for a little over 3.5 miles (the road turns into a one lane dirt road). Although the climbs are located on a broken cliff band to the right, there are two main areas: Brilliant Corners Area & Highlander Wall.

One key to not driving past the area is to realize the climbs are a ways below the actual top-of-the-notch. The top-most area is Pulpit Rock, and this has parking for about 4-5 cars, one spot below (2-3 cars) and one spot above (1-2 cars) the bridge.

On hot days a visit to Beede Falls and its fine swimming at the base is recommended for all but the hardiest of climbers. (It's also a beautiful place, even if its too chilly to swim.) [Photos]

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Eric Heiden
Derry, NH
Eric Heiden   Derry, NH
As far as actually getting to this area - There's a small parking (~8-10 car?) parking lot on the right for Beede Falls as you come up the road - I assume that the climbing is further up the hill. Is there obvious parking, or is it just on the side of the road? Are there trails leading into this area?

Edit: I realize now that the descriptions to the individual parking areas are in each climbing area's sub-section. And yes, they are all up past Beede Falls. Went and checked this place out (saw brilliant corners & highlander wall) and I'm really excited to head back! Sep 4, 2015
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
The map coordinates seemed to be way off, so I moved it to the general area I think the crags are. Could somebody more familiar check on the accuracy please? Also, if you figure out the Google coordinates for the sub areas, Administrators can set up the maps for those. Also, as always, make use of those "Improve this page" buttons if you can add information or clarify. Thanks. - Mark May 27, 2015
john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
Brad White would have info Jul 26, 2011
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
Does anybody have any other info on this area? Any info is good, Im curious about the boulders in the area as well as trad and sport info.

Also there seems to be a lot more boulders outside of this general area, does anyone have information about the bould scattered along sandwich notch road? Jul 26, 2011
Here's a link for good topos of the Highlander Wall and Brilliant Corners areas.

neclimbs.com/index.php?Page…

and more information:
neclimbs.com/index.php?Page… Jul 23, 2010

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