Stairs Mountain Rock Climbing
|GPS:||44.153, -71.317 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||john strand on Aug 21, 2013|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionYet another really good backcountry area. 3 cliffs, ranging from 60-300'. All on quality granite with an easy(ish) approach and remote feel.
This is wilderness area, so no power tools, but I THINK that hand drilling is OK.
Getting ThereHeading north on 302 from North Conway, about a mile past where Rt 16 turns off right to head to Pinkham Notch, Jericho Road is on your right. It is a small road so easy to miss. It is near a bike rental place and just before the river. See map
Drive up Jericho Rd all the way to the end, about 5 miles and park (great swimming). Walk up the trail past a shelter...the Stairs Col trail goes left from here.
Back Stairs is about 25 minutes up, then thrash right.
Giant Stairs is about 45 minutes, on the right before the col
Up Stairs is another 10-15 minutes bearing right at the "lookout" sign.. with a killer campsite
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