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2. Lost River Crags (whole AREA)

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1. Little Crack Land 
2. Lost River Crag 
3. Bull Pen and JJ Slab(s) 
4. Lower Patina Wall 
5. Upper Patina Wall 
6. Neverland  

2. Lost River Crags (whole AREA) Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 1,880'
Location: 44.03992, -71.79171 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Robert Hall on Nov 5, 2016  with updates from Ron Birk
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BETA PHOTO: Lower & Upper Patina Walls on Lost River Crags

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Oct 4, 2017 ACCESS NOTICE - According to MtnProject user Rob Blakemore..."As best I can tell the Lost River Crags are currently on fire. The AT is closed ..." This has not been confirmed but I see no reason to doubt it...it hasn't rained in northern NH in 4 weeks (We ddin't get the "soaker" that hit MA and Southern NH last week. R Hall NH Admin.)
Oct5th update- NH Channel 9 TV showed this fire last night- definitely in the upper "Lost Crags" section. They expected to "contain" it today (but we had high winds last night and no rain) but I expect things are still closed up there. Last year, when the Boulder Ridge area (Sundown Crag) burned things were closed for weeks.



Undoubtedly this is the most-climbed of the AREAs in Kinsman Notch. When I first visited this area only two years ago it was not easy finding where the climber's path left Rt 112, even knowing it was just across the street from the AT parking lot! Once on the path, it was not that easy to follow, and we even missed the turn-off to "Little Crack Land" !!! (Yes, it was that obscure just 2 years ago!

Today (2016) the grass is well worn and the path totally obvious.

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.] Directly across Rt 112 from the far right side of the exit (where there used to be a STOP sign) look for the path through the grass into the woods.

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.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 7.5 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',3],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 2. Lost River Crags (whole AREA)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 2. Lost River Crags (whole AREA):
Tick Tock   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 100'   6. Neverland
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This climb takes you over some beautiful and rock with a unique patina for the NE. The route still needs a little love, but the rock is awesome and the views are great too. It has been one of my favourite discoveries in Jon Sykes' guidebook, "The Notches". Sykes does say the "Runout between protection makes this route a real thinker", but while the runout is there the gear was present where it was needed. Solid, exciting and beautiful face climbing.Start below a partially...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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