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Buffalo Pit Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: lee hansche on Oct 29, 2008

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Like charlie Brown's Christmas tree, "All it needs is a little love".

So this cliff see's fewer ascents than some junk piles in the local scrap yard but with some cleaning I feel like it could be a worth while cliff and could host another 10 or so routes. Why would anyone bother when all the nice clean cliffs at the popular areas are right up the street? Well I don't know, and so far no one else has seen a reason to take care of it either but it is a good place to practice moderate trad climbing, there is one 2 star 5.10 trad route and a nice 5.11 sport climb that has started to collect lichen from under use. The potential would not make this a huge destination among the competition but it is a 1 min hike from the road and has some solid rock waiting to be climbed.

Nuff said.

I dont know the current situation as far as access and ownership so if you do check it out please be respectful.

Getting There 

Drive past the parking lots at the main areas and continue for about a mile. You go past some rock on your right and a little further there is a small pull off and you can see the cliff when the leaves are off the trees. No real trail right now but it is an easy bushwack to the base.

Climbing Season

For the *Rumney area.

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Buffalo Pit

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Buffalo Pit:
Buffalo Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   
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Featured Route For Buffalo Pit
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the freshly cleaned line

Buffalo Soldiers 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  New Hampshire : *Rumney : Buffalo Pit
A tricky tough roof to a technical crimpy face. If this was at a popular cliff it would be very well traveled.With its current lack of traffic it gets quite over grown. I trimmed a couple of branches that blocked it and scrubbed the harder parts of the route really well...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Jul 15, 2010
I hiked out to here today to look around.

When looking up from the road the is a "cove" of rock to the right of the main section of Buffalo Pit. It isn't a tall area but there is a two bolt sport climb on the left side of the cove and potential slab climbs on the right side. Does anyone know about this sport route? It climbs a blunt arete and maybe 25 feet tall, maybe a little shorter...
By Eric Leclerc
From: Montreal
Aug 11, 2013
According to the guidebook, this would be the only sport route at 5.11d.
By twellman
From: Cambridge
Aug 11, 2013
I've seen that route too, all lonely out there.... it'd not the 11d (not in the book at all), looks more like 5.9 or 5.10.
By Eric Leclerc
From: Montreal
Aug 11, 2014
This weekend, I climbed my last two routes at this crag and to be honest, the only one worth going for is the 11d sport route. The 10c would also be good if it was not from the vegetated ramps on the approaches or the lack of anchor to lower down. We rappelled from a dead tree. Sketchy!!!
Unless a few braves gives this crag a lot, a lot and a lot of love, it could be used as a garden to grow plants and trees...
By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Dec 16, 2014
Barefoot (5.10 face right of the corner on Rainy Day)... awaiting official MP documentation. :)

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