|GPS:||44.049, -71.378 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||M Sprague on Aug 24, 2015|
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In reality some are barely back country with BH, Table, Mount Huntington and the NE crags of Greens approachable in an hour or less of hiking, which just gets you warmed up. The rest of Greens (1-1.5+ hrs) depending on crag and the Owls cliffs 1.5+ take a bit more work. The Captain (2-3 hrs) and Bondcliff (9+miles) retain the outback feel.
Each of the areas has its individual flavor, but share in that they are all granite. Greens and Owls around Sawyer Pond are probably the most "civilized", with mostly bolted anchors and relatively well cleaned routes of all types. The Captain, with its beautiful steep slabs, has traditionally been developed as a ground up area. Bondcliff is more of a semi alpine area of questionable rock and little to no fixed gear, offering adventure and open views. It has been climbed all over, but purposely left by those who know it mostly unrecorded to retain the wilderness character.
Owls Cliff, Bartlett Haystack and Table Mountain are approached from Bear Notch Rd, which connects the Kancamagus Hwy to the town of Bartlett. Be aware that the middle of BNR is seasonally closed, sometimes late into the spring.
Greens and The Captain are best approached from the north off Rt 302 via Sawyer River Rd (seasonal closures). If the river is low and you have a bike, it is probably faster to get to the Meadows Slabs of Greens directly off the Kanc.
Bondcliff has a 9+ mile approach (one of the more backwoods cliffs of The Whites!) and can be reached via the western end of the Kanc or Zealand Rd to the north.
Forest road closure status;width=full (not always accurate)
Trail conditions can also be found here https://trailsnh.com/maps/index.php?region=White+Mountains&ll=44.16,-71.39&z=10
WM: Kancamagus (Central) area original map from visitnh.gov/information/abo…
Classic Climbing Routes at WM: Kancamagus (Central)
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