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EMC Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 850'
Location: 41.75595, -73.45708 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Morgan Patterson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Kurtz on Oct 20, 2013  with updates from Robert Hall
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The Excentric Mountaineers Wall (EMC Wall) is a granite slab about 150 feet wide and 90 feet tall. It doesn't get a lot of traffic so it is quite dirty and a bit overgrown.

Saint Stephen is the easiest route to spot in the middle of the slab.

Getting There 

Note the GPS coordinates. Could not find any trails. You can:

a) bushwhack uphill about 150 yards from a point on the road 500 yards before the A.T. trail junction.
b) bushwhack about 300 yards climbers left from the Appalachian Trail where it turns right and steeply uphill past the Upper Ledges.
c) bushwhack from the A.T. above the crag.

Climbing Season

For the Western Highlands area.

Weather station 7.5 miles from here

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By micah richard
From: Litchfield, Connecticut
Nov 7, 2013
when you say south for ten minutes, do you mean up to the summit area? I have heard there is a small crag up there. I know if you go generally south and up a bit from the bottom of the upper slab area, bushwacking, you will come to another crag in the woods, that is several hundred yards away from the trail. This is what i presume the emc wall is . Is that correct?
By Morgan Patterson
From: CT
Nov 8, 2013
Not sure... hoping someone in the know will clarify. Below is the satellite map:
By Robert Hall
From: North Conway, NH
Apr 24, 2017
A long, long time ago in a universe far, far, away Ken N. told me about a "crag with a nice corner on it" that was "a few hundred yds south" of the main St John's Ledges..."get to it by bushwhacking up from the road" he said.

Sheila and I did a something-to-do-on-a-rainy-day "expedition" one day befroe the trees leafed-out, but failed to find it.

"Dis must be da place!"

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