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Areas in WM: Kinsman Notch

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2. Lost River Crags (whole AREA) 11 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
3. Kinsman Cliffs 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
4. Kinsman West End 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
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
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Access Issue: The Lost River Reservation is private land Details

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ACCESS- ACCESS NOTICE - The North side of Kinsman Notch was the scene of a forest fire during Oct 2017. While the crags are now (2018) open, expect to encounter some burn areas for the foreseeable future.

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. For now, we wait patiently for a new Secrets of the Notch guidebook to drop and educate us on the Lost River, Wild Ammonoosuc, and the Monkey Cliffs.

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Brian
North Kingstown, RI
Brian   North Kingstown, RI
To access the southern most cliffs at Kinsman park on Lost River Road (RT 112)on the east side by an phone/electrical box. The electrical box is on the right side of RT 112 about 4.2 miles from the traffic light in North Woodstock. Go in the woods directly behind the box and you should find a cairn to the left. Follow the trail with surveyors tape on the trees to the lower cliff not seen in the picture. When you can see the lower cliff you will be on what looks like an old logging trail that goes left and uphill. Follow this until it seems to end then turn right and look for some cairns up hill 100 yards. Follow these until you get to three closely spaced cairns that was the end of the marked trail, traverse left for 100 ft to get around some large talus and then head directly uphill. This should take you to the bottom of the slab. It should only take 30 minutes for the approach to the upper cliff. Look for bolts and likely routes. Have fun.

Aug 28, 2015
Brian
North Kingstown, RI
Brian   North Kingstown, RI
To access the northern cliffs on the east side of the road park at the Appalachian Trail trailhead parking lot. Walk across the road and look for a faint trail. From here you can see the cliffs. Skirt along the bottom of the cliff looking for bolts and climbs. Have fun.

Aug 28, 2015

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