Longstack Precipice Rock Climbing
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DescriptionLongstack Precipice (aka Blueberry Ledges) offers some of the tallest climbing in southern New Hampshire. The routes range from 35-170 and provide amazing views of Knights Pond and Lake Winnipesaukee. Two old pins were found on the cliff providing evidence of previous climbers. Loran Smith also did a dozen adventurous climbs on nuts and hexes in 1978-1979 while attending the local Kingswood Regional High School. The cliff had a few new lines pop up around 2008, but major development started in 2011. A standard rack to a #3 or #4 will get you up all the climbs.
Getting ThereFrom route 28 in Alton take Rines Road. Drive down Rines Road for 1.1 miles until the road comes to a fork and turns to dirt. Stay left at the fork and follow the dirt road for roughly a mile. You will pass two gates on the left. After the second gate (sand pit) there will be a pull off on the left and another small sand pit with a shooting range just beyond it. Park here or any of the other pull offs. Walk behind the shooting range and follow the logging road and cairns to a climbers trail which will lead you to the base of the cliff. There are many ways to approach the cliff depending on where you park. The approach is approx. 20-30 minutes.
Option 2: in the summer the first brown gate on the left for Knights Pond Conservation area will be open. Drive to the end and park in the parking lot. Walk right through a break in the wall on an atv trail and follow it right to the main logging road and approach trail.
Classic Climbing Routes at Longstack Precipice
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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