Longstack Precipice Rock Climbing
|GPS:||43.544, -71.172 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||chinos on Jun 11, 2012 · Updates|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
Option 1: From 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'll 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.
2019 Update to "Option 1": Access via the shooting range is reported to be tenuous/off limits. This is not confirmed, but for the sake of maintaining good relationships, it should be avoided when at all possible until it is sorted out. The walk in from the gate at Knights pond is identical, and if the gate is open, it's much shorter.
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.
2020 road update - There is wash-out on the Knight's Pond Road that leads to closest parking to Longstack. It is still accessible with 4x4 vehicles with higher clearance. Lesser vehicles may need to park at the end of the road as if for winter/spring access, which adds ~6-7 minutes of walking.
2018 Update to "Option2": Logging activity is obvious; the parking is intact. It is at the very end of the Knight's Pond Road, as far as you can drive. Do NOT walk down the logging road blocked by a gate; but take a climber's path that starts between two of the boulders that mark the perimeter of the parking. Follow this 2 minutes to the above-mentioned ATV/logging road. Follow this 5-6 min. to the well-cairned climber's approach path which leaves the ATV/Logging road on the left; then, in about 50-60 yds, leads steeply up to the cliff arriving about in the middle of Indigenous Wall . Total time 15-20 min. R Hall, NH Admin July 2018.
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