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Bear Mountain (near Newfound Lake)

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Bear Mountain (near Newfound Lake) Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,254'
Location: 43.6644, -71.8069 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ryan Barber on Feb 27, 2012
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Bear Mountain is conveniently located very close to the Newfound Lake climbing area and offers a few nice routes for those who don't mind a little more of an approach than the roadside crags offer. If Newfound is crowded on a nice Saturday, you can probably be guaranteed some nice lines here all to yourself ;0)

The rock gully which these climbs form is east facing and very shaded making for some longer season ice at least up to the top portion which can be dry tooled.

Getting There 

From the Newfound Lake crags, go North on West Shore road for a few miles and take a left onto Bear Mountain Road. Drive up the road until you see a road sign for Panorama Road (see photo). Park here and walk up the road left of the sign (not maintained for winter driving) for a few hundred meters. Bear right and make your way through the woods up to the cliff. If you continue walking up the road, you will eventually reach hiking trails that walks you to the top of Bear Mountain and Sugarloaf for nice views of the lake. If you drive up Panorama Road, you can see the ice flow on the left most crag. The big cliff to the right is on private property and does not have any winter routes. The walk through the woods up to the crag takes about a half an hour.

Climbing Season

For the * Ice and Mixed Climbing area.

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

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Featured Route For Bear Mountain (near Newfound Lake)
Rock Climbing Photo: Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum

Tweedle Dum WI3+ M3  New Hampshire : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Bear Mountain (near Newfoun...
This is the line that goes right under the cave and up to a mixed finish. The climb is in the shade, so freezer effect sets in, and the temperature drops a bit while on route. The climb was actually a bit more exciting that I thought it would be from first glance. It goes up to the hanging icicles and traverses right and up through a corner. At the finish, there was a large plate of junky ice hanging from the top (see photo). I had to knock this off to access the nice crack underneath which...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

Photos of Bear Mountain (near Newfound Lake) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: View from half way up climb
View from half way up climb
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo of two of the climbs
Photo of two of the climbs
Rock Climbing Photo: Bradley White standing at the fork of Panorama and...
Bradley White standing at the fork of Panorama and...

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By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Apr 17, 2013
It seems like the east side of Bear Mountain has a steep cliff (west of where Panorama Lane ends). Is this true? Is this the cliff that offers no winter climbing and is on private property?

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