Elevation: 1,880 ft
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Shared By: Robert Hall on Nov 5, 2016 · Updates
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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.

Six crags, two quite "major", make up this AREA. (Although, when I was last there climbing, Jon came down the path saying something about "a new climb on a new crag"!)

The Crags are: 1) Little Crack Land and 2) Lost River Crag, 3) Bull Pen and JJ Slabs, 4) Russian Arena 5) Lower Patina Wall and 6) Upper Patina Wall

Getting There

Park at the Appalachian Trail parking ($5 fee or pass) [or at the unpaved Beaver Pond parking.]  Take the climber's path across the street from the AT parking. [ Just a bit to the right of "walking directly across the road", and well south(east)  of the "AT" trail .]  You'll walk through flat, open forest with cairns. After about 5 min (or less) the path will steepen, go over some larger rocks/small boulders and make a turn to the right. [slightly relocated from earlier days].  Go a few feet left for Little Crack Land and Lost River Crag, continue right for the Bull Pen and other walls, including the Patina Walls.

GPS is set to the entrance of this path.

Go to the specific (sub)AREA you want to get to for the continuation of these directions.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lost River Crags (whole AREA)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 4
Ant Phobia
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 11
Tuolumne Two Step
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 4
Nuttin But Nuttin
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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 8
PowerHead
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
Patina
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5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 6
Indian Summer
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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
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Troll
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Ogre
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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
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ant Phobia 6. Upper Patina Wall
 4
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Tuolumne Two Step 5. Lower Patina Wall
 11
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Nuttin But Nuttin 6. Upper Patina Wall
 4
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
PowerHead 5. Lower Patina Wall
 8
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad
Patina 5. Lower Patina Wall
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Indian Summer 6. Upper Patina Wall
 6
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
Black Tourmaline 5. Lower Patina Wall
 14
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Elf Crack 1. Little Crack Land
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Troll 1. Little Crack Land
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Ogre 1. Little Crack Land
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
A New Jon Sykes Route 5. Lower Patina Wall
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tick Tock 7. Neverland
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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