Elevation: 1,652 ft
GPS: 45.128, -70.199 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris Trautz on Jun 25, 2019
Admins: Ladd Raine, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall
Access Issue: Peregrine Falcons Details

Description

On the southeast end of Little Bigelow mountain is a one kilometer (approx) wide cirque, with intermittent cliff bands ranging from twenty to eighty feet in height. The rock appears to be schist, and the area is characterized by vertical to slightly overhanging ledge, buttresses and slabs. Most of the climbable terrain tops out on sketchy slab, so while the area is a good beginning and advanced lead climbing area, it doesn't lend itself to beginning top-rope climber. There are only a couple of established climbs thus far, but huge potential for more.

Getting There

The cirque can be accessed from the west by the Carriage Rd, which connects Rt 27 and Long Falls Dam Rd. (See also Tofulio boulders and Carabasett boulders) From the Carriage Rd, hike or four-wheel drive up the Birthday Hill trail to the powerline. The crags are easily seen above. About a fifty minutes hike from the Carriage Rd - twenty minutes, if you can drive up Birthday Hill trail.
Climbs in the eastern part of the cirque are more easily accessed from the Appalachian Trail, the parking lot is on East Flagstaff rd. Some excellent climbing is found within a hundred feet of the AT, but knowing where to break down from the trail is key.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Cirque on Little Bigelow mountain

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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