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Great Rock - Sandown

Great Rock - Sandown Rock Climbing 

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Location: 42.9382, -71.1754 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jay LeSage on Nov 12, 2012
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Secluded 30'-40' Cliff in the middle of the Fremont Rd Sandown Town Forest. Mostly toprope and some bouldering.

Bring Lots of Webbing/Static rope as the solid trees for anchors are 15-30 ft away from the edge.

As of right now there are no named routes but it looks like there could be a dozen or so solid climbs from 5.6 to 5.11 as well as some boulder problems. There's a real cool variety of rock, with neat textures and cool overhangs. Currently there is a lot of veggetation on the rock and some broken glass at the bottom soon to be cleaned up.

Getting There 

From NH 121A in Sandown, NH, Turn on to Fremont Rd at the Store in the Center of Town. 1 Mile down the road on the right is the Town Forest Parking Lot.

About a 15 Minute Rolling hike to the crag.Take the Red/Purple Trail. At the Fork stay right to stay on the purple trail and continue to stay right when the purple trail loop splits. The trail will come to a very small overlooking clearing at the top of the crag with some sparse, but good trees for TR anchors. You can walk to the base of the cliff on either side.

Climbing Season

For the Southern NH and Seacoast area.

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

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By Tighe Edward
Apr 11, 2014
A buddy of mine climbed this last year. pretty sharp rock, and poor anchors as mentioned. I checked out the crag and there is some potential for a number of routes. There are a number of boulders in the area spread out around the trails and near the cliff as well.
By Tighe Edward
Oct 20, 2014
Took my dog for a walk out here last week to find that great rock has been vandalized quite heavily with spray paint on every piece of rock within reach, and litter and broken glass everywhere. Its a shame.

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