Elevation: 850 ft
GPS: 41.756, -73.457 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Kurtz on Oct 20, 2013 with updates from Robert Hall
Admins: Morgan Patterson
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Description

The Excentric Mountaineers Wall (EMC Wall) is a granite slab about 150 feet wide and 90 feet tall. It doesn't get a lot of traffic so it is quite dirty and a bit overgrown.

Saint Stephen is the easiest route to spot in the middle of the slab.

Getting There

Note the GPS coordinates. Could not find any trails. You can:

a) bushwhack uphill about 150 yards from a point on the road 500 yards before the A.T. trail junction.
b) bushwhack about 300 yards climbers left from the Appalachian Trail where it turns right and steeply uphill past the Upper Ledges.
c) bushwhack from the A.T. above the crag.

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micah richard
Litchfield, Connecticut
micah richard   Litchfield, Connecticut
when you say south for ten minutes, do you mean up to the summit area? I have heard there is a small crag up there. I know if you go generally south and up a bit from the bottom of the upper slab area, bushwacking, you will come to another crag in the woods, that is several hundred yards away from the trail. This is what i presume the emc wall is . Is that correct? Nov 7, 2013
Morgan Patterson   CT  
Not sure... hoping someone in the know will clarify. Below is the satellite map:

mountainproject.com/v/10839… Nov 8, 2013
Robert Hall
North Conway, NH
Robert Hall   North Conway, NH  
A long, long time ago in a universe far, far, away Ken N. told me about a "crag with a nice corner on it" that was "a few hundred yds south" of the main St John's Ledges..."get to it by bushwhacking up from the road" he said.

Sheila and I did a something-to-do-on-a-rainy-day "expedition" one day befroe the trees leafed-out, but failed to find it.

"Dis must be da place!" Apr 24, 2017
Forget bushwacking up from the road...head up the AT, southbound, to the top of the main slabs at St. Johns. Then bushwack south along or just down the contour, watching for a view and the crag. We used to take us about ten minutes or so to get there from the main slabs. This is a generally dirty cliff with a few stellar routes that are well worth the trouble to find the place. We found it, mostly covered with lichen in 1985, and spent a number of days there cleaning and messing around. Routes were first listed in the Clapp & Treat New Route book. EMC is for the Excentric Mountaineers Club, a crew out of Southington. Aug 5, 2018