Elevation: 1,887 ft
GPS: 44.04, -71.792 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jeffrey LeCours on Aug 26, 2015
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall
Access Issue: The Lost River Reservation is private land Details

Description

ACCESS-  ACCESS NOTICE - The North side of Kinsman Notch was the scene of a forest fire during Oct 2017.

Update 2019 -   Since the fire this entire area has seen extensive clean up and trail work by Jamie Cunningham and local climbers and most routes are climbable including all three pitches of Black Tourmaline.  The crags are all open now and expect to find lots of new growth ferns and small shrubs along the trail as nature takes care of the fire damage.  Jamie recommends folks bring in loppers (or hand clippers) and a small saw for any further trail and route maintenance. It also appears (to me) most bolts have been replaced...at least they all looked new to me on Lower Patina Wall in Sept 2019.

Kinsman Notch may be best known for its ice climbing (The Beast) but exploration and development by Sykes, Cunningham, and Co. may have uncovered the next New Hampshire hot spot. The new "The Notches" guidebook by Jon Sykes covers this new area in great detail.

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Classic Climbing Routes at WM: Kinsman Notch

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 11
Tuolumne Two Step
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 4
Ant Phobia
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 4
Nuttin But Nuttin
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 8
PowerHead
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
Patina
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 6
Indian Summer
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 14
Black Tourmaline
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Elf Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Troll
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
I'll Lead That
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
A New Jon Sykes Route
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Tick Tock
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Spirit of Waternomee
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Murder Hornet
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Stung
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tuolumne Two Step 2. Lost River C… > 5. Lower Patina Wall
 11
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Ant Phobia 2. Lost River C… > 6. Upper Patina Wall
 4
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Nuttin But Nuttin 2. Lost River C… > 6. Upper Patina Wall
 4
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
PowerHead 2. Lost River C… > 5. Lower Patina Wall
 8
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad
Patina 2. Lost River C… > 5. Lower Patina Wall
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Indian Summer 2. Lost River C… > 6. Upper Patina Wall
 6
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
Black Tourmaline 2. Lost River C… > 5. Lower Patina Wall
 14
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Elf Crack 2. Lost River C… > 1. Little Crack Land
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Troll 2. Lost River C… > 1. Little Crack Land
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
I'll Lead That 4. Kinsman W End > 6. Snakeskins & Finla…
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
A New Jon Sykes Route 2. Lost River C… > 5. Lower Patina Wall
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tick Tock 2. Lost River C… > 7. Neverland
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Spirit of Waternomee 3. Kinsman Cliffs > 2. Waternomee
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Murder Hornet 4. Kinsman W End > 1. Stinger Wall
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Stung 4. Kinsman W End > 1. Stinger Wall
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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