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Areas in Mount Forist

1. Carney's Crag 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
2. South End 2 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
3. Madigan Area 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
4. Middle Forist Area 8 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
6. The Arete Area 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
7. North End (i.e. the Upper Right ) 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
8. The Berlin Wall 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2

Description

Mount Forist is the big slab you see behind downtown Berlin. It has 25 or so established routes. Most require gear but some routes are all bolted.

[NOTE: An excellent little pamphlet/guide has been published by Matt Bowman and is available at the climbing shops in the North Conway area, at the White Mtn Cafe in Gorham, or by contacting Matt at matt@whitemountaincafe.com R.Hall NH Admin.]

Getting There

From the south take Rt 16 into Berlin. About 1/4 mile after Rt16 splits and becomes ONE WAY (North) look for a bear left which is a poorly marked Rt 110. [This left is where the Rt 16 sign shows a bear-to-the-right to get to Errol.] Take Rt 110 0.4 mile to a left onto 3rd Ave. [There's a "Berlin Springs" sign & arrow at the turn.] Madigan St is your 2nd right (but the first right is, like, 50ft after you turned off Rt 110).

Take Madigan St till its end and the approach trail starts behind the boulder (photo) by the last house. You will reach the cliff and the climb Madigan (5.6) after a couple of minutes.

Please obey parking signs. Thanks!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mount Forist

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 10
Subtle like Bob Ross
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 12
Madigan
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 7
Lichen It
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
DLM Memorial Route
Trad 6 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
All Dogs Go to Heaven
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 9
Half Blind and Fully Baked
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Berliner (Ich Ben Ein Berliner)
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Forist Grump
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Hostile Territory
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
The Green Mile
Trad 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Middle Forist (Climb)
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Mantle Peace
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Business Trip
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Whine and Lickher
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Skate-y Cat
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Subtle like Bob Ross 2. S End
 10
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Madigan 3. Madigan Area
 12
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Lichen It 6. The Arete Area
 7
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
DLM Memorial Route 3. Madigan Area
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2. S End
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Half Blind and Fully Baked 2. S End
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Berliner (Ich Ben Ein Berli… 4. Middle Forist Area
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Forist Grump 3. Madigan Area
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Hostile Territory 4. Middle Forist Area
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
The Green Mile 4. Middle Forist Area
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Middle Forist (Climb) 4. Middle Forist Area
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Mantle Peace 4. Middle Forist Area
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Business Trip 6. The Arete Area
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Whine and Lickher 2. S End
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Skate-y Cat 4. Middle Forist Area
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
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beach
Portland, ME
beach   Portland, ME
In my humble opinion this is an awesome moderate, well protected cliff for new and experienced climbers. With some traffic I think this place will (continue to) clean up really well. Go to the White Mountain Cafe in Gorham for breakfast (climber owned) or he SAaLT PUB (also climber owned in Gorham) afterwords for dinner. Jul 31, 2016
Northeast Alpine Start
Conway, New Hampshire
Northeast Alpine Start   Conway, New Hampshire
100% agree with Adam! Had a blast today ticking 5 moderates and will be back for more.

youtube.com/watch?v=0XdPhwP… Aug 9, 2016

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