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4. Kinsman West End

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1. Stinger Wall 
2. 4/20 Area 
3. Portal and Divorcee Way 
4. Bear's Den 
5. Bubba Buttress / Hanging Warbler Buttress 
6. Snakeskins and Finlandia 
7. Tsunami Wall 
8. Grunge Wall 
9. White Wall 

4. Kinsman West End Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Robert Hall on Nov 4, 2016  with updates from june m
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BETA PHOTO: Kinsman West End from road. Looking at Snakeskins...


On the south side of Rt 112, this is the western group of about nine crags. The first seven listed* are approached on one path, the last two (Grunge Wall and White Wall) via a separate path.
.*1) Stinger Wall, 2) "4/20" area, 3) Portal, 4) Bear's Den, 5) Bubba Wall, 6)Snakeskins and Finlandia, and 7) Tsunami.

See the individual areas for approach directions

Grunge and White Wall are accessed by a separate climber's path that starts about 500-600 ft west of the "main" climber's path that leads to the other seven.

I have organized the crags with numbers so that the first crag you'd come to off of the main climber's path (Stinger Wall) is #1, and the furthest crag (Tsunami) is #7. [Thanks does make more sense this way!]

White Wall and Grunge, being accessed separately are given #8 and #9. Jon Sykes also speaks of a "Choss Pile" crag, which is west (right) of the right end of White Wall.

* I say "roughly" since some are almost "on top of one another".

MtnProcect member "June M" makes the following comment: Snake skin and tsunami wall have some nice longer routes, unfortunately in the 15 years since I was last there they have gotten dirty again. Heading north after the beaver pond parking lot pull off just after the end of the first road cut on the left, you will see the walls from the road, follow the cairned trail all the way up, the side trails go to the shorter sport walls. The first big wall [that is directly in front of you, and about 20-30 min. up the path, depending on how much route-finding you have to do] is bubba buttress. Head left to snake skin.

Getting There 

The climber's path for Stinger-to-Tsunami starts 1.0 miles west of the paved Appalachian Trail Parking lot, or 0.7 miles west of the Beaver Brook parking area. There is a blasted road cut on the left (south) side of the road.(Photo) Its height diminishes until it is just a dark-grey / black rock about 10 ft high. On the right (north) side of Rt 112 the guardrail ends and you can pull your car completely off the road. The climber's path starts in a vegetated gully about 25-30 ft west of the end of the road cut. Go up the gully and look for a cairn on the right.

Follow the cairned route through the trees. See the individual areas for details on the turn-off(s) for these areas.

GPS is set for the trailhead. I'm pretty sure I got it correct.

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Weather station 7.5 miles from here

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