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, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Sandwich Notch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 3
Last of the Wild
Boulder
V3 6A
 4
The Troubadour
Boulder
V3 6A
 3
Ancient Highway
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Lord of War
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
The Regulator
Boulder
V4 6B
 6
Streaked Roof
Boulder
V9- 7C
 5
Forgetting Lasts So Long
Boulder
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Count Down
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
The Contender
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 13
JAG
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 11
Brilliant Corners
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
The Champ
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Old Boys Club
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 6
The Quickening
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
Split Image
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Last of the Wild 01. Sandwich No… > Rdside Area > Rdside Boulder
 3
V1 5 Boulder
The Troubadour 01. Sandwich No… > Beede Falls Area > Alchemist Boulder
 4
V3 6A Boulder
Ancient Highway 01. Sandwich No… > Rdside Area > Rdside Boulder
 3
V3 6A Boulder
Lord of War 01. Sandwich No… > Beede Falls Area > Alchemist Boulder
 5
V4 6B Boulder
The Regulator 01. Sandwich No… > Beede Falls Area > Alchemist Boulder
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Streaked Roof 01. Sandwich No… > Rdside Area > Rdside Boulder
 6
V4 6B Boulder
Forgetting Lasts So Long 01. Sandwich No… > Beede Falls Area > Alchemist Boulder
 5
V9- 7C Boulder
Count Down 02. Brilliant Corners
 6
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Contender 04. Highlander Wall
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
JAG 04. Highlander Wall
 13
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Brilliant Corners 02. Brilliant Corners
 11
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Champ 04. Highlander Wall
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Old Boys Club 04. Highlander Wall
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Quickening 04. Highlander Wall
 6
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Split Image 04. Highlander Wall
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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