2. Height of Land Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Topo of Height-of-Land Area
Some "old School" climbs from the mid-1970's through early 1980's which may need some cleaning for enjoyment. Road to Lhasa was cleaned (2014) and has some very nice, "non-slabby" moves.
From the belay tree on Face Dances a path, close to the base of the slab, moves left. The climbs (as you move right-to-left from Face Dances) are: Hermaphrodite Flake (5.4), Mississippi Ramble (5.4) and its Variation START (5.5), Road to Lhasa (5.7), Summer Breeze (5.2), and finally Yak Between Worlds (5.8).
Beyond "Yak" the slope drops off very steeply to the "Left Side". Webster included "What's Up Yankee (5.5)" in Height-of-Land climbs, but the cliff "breaks" so suddenly at "Yak" that this climb is probably more easily thought of as being a "Left Side" climb and I have put it in that Area.
The current (2014) approach trail reaches the cliff at the junction of the right-hand end of the mid-section and the left side of the Perfect Wave Slab.
To get to the "mid-section proper" and to the Height-of-Land, take the path to the LEFT that goes UP, OVER and then DOWN (about 150 ft) to the toe of the cliff.
To get to the Height of Land section: From the "toe" scramble up-and left 25 ft, then at the main watercourse cut back DOWN left, pass the 2nd slimy toe, and cut left up at a 45-degree angle up very steeply-sloped woods, then "zig" back right and up to reach the belay tree (triple / quadruple trunked tree) at the end of P1 of Face Dances....or you can Climb P1 of Face Dances (about 5.3)
From the belay tree on Face Dances a "path", close to the base of the slab, moves left.
Climbing Season For the WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) area.
Weather station 6.9 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
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Road Between Worlds 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a NH
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START: Look for the cleaned twin seams located about 25ft up the cliff (photo) half way between Yak Between Worlds and Road to Lhasa. A single bolt is right of the right-hand seam. These seams are about 15 ft right of the "upside-down" tree on Summer Breeze. P1 - Start just a foot or two right of the lichen-covered cracks of Summer Breeze and climb easily to the bolt. Figure out the crux sequence (somewhere between 5.9- and 10a; 9+ is nominal) and then continue on pleasant but much e...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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