Elevation: 2,363 ft
GPS: 44.041, -71.787 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Robert Hall on Nov 6, 2016 with improvements by Andrew Peterson
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.

Home to about 10 climbs, Upper Patina Wall is a bit more difficult to get to than the Lower.

Getting There

Take the climber's path across the street from the AT parking. You'll walk through flat, open forest. After about 5 min (or less) there will be a rock step, and shortly thereafter the trail will split. (Little Crack Land and Lost River Crag are "straight ahead".)

Turn right for Bull Pen and Lower & Upper Patina Walls (and all other minor Lost River Crags.) You'll reach the very obvious slab of the Bull Pen in a few minutes. Continue up and right, steeply at times, to the base of Lower Patina Wall.

From the right side of Lower Wall, take the obvious, but very steep "path", with the occasional "fixed rope assist" [does using this make all the routes at least A-0??? (joke!)]. Just before arriving at Upper Patina you'll pass the base of the climb Rib Rider (Photo, 5.6 200 ft). Continue up and through the boulders to the base of the wall. (Photo)

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