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 updates from Andrew Peterson
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall
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Description

This area was subject of a forest fire in the autumn of 2017. You may encounter charred trees and BEWARE OF NYLON RAP ANCHORS ON TREES and BOLTS. The prudent will replace!.

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Patina Wall

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5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
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As of June 2018, the "path" is heavily damaged by the wildfire debris, and in some places it's non-existent. GWF is high. The fixed rope is no longer useful, it's melted at one end. The base of Indian Summer is accessible, and we climbed it to the top. Jun 5, 2018