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Brown's Ridge Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.6524, -71.1069 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: john strand on Mar 16, 2010
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BETA PHOTO: Overview of main cliff

Description 

A pretty decent slabby area topping out around 200'. East facing, good rock. About a 20 minute thrash in.

Getting There 

West of RT 16 near ossipee. Access from the west bound road (sorry, help with the name?) Webster's says "ossipee owl"

Climbing Season

For the Lakes Region area.

Weather station 12.4 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Start at double maple tree (not seen in picture) a...

The Edge 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13  New Hampshire : Lakes Region : Brown's Ridge
Start far left of the cliff,behind twin maple trees in a triangular crack system. Gear here to get into larger crack to the left and follow to the end. Getting off the slab here until getting back on at the 2nd bolt keeps grade at 5.7. Variation: Stay on the slab at the end of this crack and clip 1st bolt-5.10There are 4 bolts on this pitch, which ends at 2 ring bolt anchor (approximately 85')2nd pitch goes up and left past 6 bolts to another 2 ring bolt anchor(approximately 120') 5.53r...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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BETA PHOTO: Parking and trailhead on Brown's Ridge Rd. 15 min ...

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By jimmi jazz
From: Denver co
Mar 17, 2010
the mountain it self is called whiteface. there are several lines up there. Jon garlough and i went there last winter and did some climbing no ice just rock. the cliff is on private land. I do some work with the owner an we got permission to climb it. you can walk down both sides of the mountain. there are a few old pins up there but no rap anchors that i know of.
By jimmi jazz
From: Denver co
Mar 17, 2010
The name of the road is browns ridge rd.
By john strand
From: southern colo
Mar 17, 2010
Thanks Jim- is the old bolt ladder still there ? Shine My Helmet ????
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Aug 21, 2011
Thinking of heading out here this week be interested to hear about any routes on the cliff before I head out there. Bradley listed on under the Whiteface Mountain section but there has to be more on a cliff of this size...

I am also confused Bradley's post says about 2.3 miles in and this says a 20 minute thrash? Are both sections referring to the cliff at the summit of Whiteface?
By john strand
From: southern colo
Aug 22, 2011
2 diff areas.
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Aug 22, 2011
Then where is this area? Any more info?
By john strand
From: southern colo
Aug 22, 2011
If you are heading south on rt 16, ossipee, it's on the right side of the road. Very hard to see coming north. Whiteface is actually off rt 113 and decent hike in.

Brown's is OK, Albany is better
By Kai Troester
From: Pepperell, MA
Aug 31, 2011
Jimmi, you mention that you got permission to climb there. What is the general access situation. Is the owner ok with others climbing there?
By chinos
Nov 2, 2011
im sure that climbing there is ok. it is described under Brown's Ridge in Websters second edition. There are a handful of routes. I believe the bolt ladder would be there 5.7 A1, Shine Your Helmet. I tried to climb here in the winter once and didn't get far. It looks alright. Strand is right, about a 20 whack in.
By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Aug 20, 2013
I think I finally figured out where this is. Could somebody who has been there check the accuracy of the map coordinates? Thanks
By Jeffrey.LeCours
Administrator
From: New Hampshire
Oct 9, 2014
I found this area identified as a "cliff" on a NH GIS website. I had no clue what it was and searched the interwebs for "browns ridge rd cliff" and found a link here (well, to Devil's Den actually... but the coords Mark put in seem to align with what I see on the map).

This is the idea... except not through a person's yard. Maybe Jimmi would have a better suggestion of approach?
google.com/maps/dir/43.6563816...
By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Oct 9, 2014
Dress up like a scarecrow and sneak through the farmer's field. Make sure you have a straw hat
By Jeffrey.LeCours
Administrator
From: New Hampshire
Oct 12, 2014
If folks are poaching Joe English then this should be trivial, right?
By David Warriner
Jun 28, 2015
Late reply. Coordinate form Lecours look right to me. Never been there but went looking a couple of times based on Webster's 2nd edition.
By jnupp
May 9, 2017
Whiteface in North Wolfeboro is located on conservation land. A very small "parking area" is located on the right about 2 mi from intersection of Old Granite Rd and Brown's Ridge Rd. A blazed trail leads to the top of Whiteface. The cliff is marked by a cairn about a 15 min walk up the trail. Please be respectful of this property side it is owned by Lakes Region Conservation Trust!

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