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Jackson Crag Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: chinos on Jul 31, 2016
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Jackson Crag is now a pretty cool outing! In the early 90's the crag was briefly visited and a few quality routes were done. The crag has finally been brought to life and offers a variety of routes. Most of the routes are sport, but some gear is needed on a couple routes. The crag is broken into a few different sectors scattered along the hillside each of which provides a different style of climbing. Most sectors go into the shade in the early afternoon. A stick clip is recommended due to the blocky nature of the base of the cliff. This crag combined with Eagle Mountain Cliff (5 min) makes for an excellent weekend.

Check out the Eagle Mountain House Hotel for lodging, drinks, and food!

Getting There 

From Jackson Village drive north on Carter Notch Road for 0.8 miles to the Eagle Mountain House Inn on the left. Pull in the main entrance and park in the highest tier on the left by the wood line.
From the parking area look for the Eagle Mountain sign. Follow the road for 150 yards to a junction. Take a right at the Eagle Mountain sign and follow the trail uphill staying left at a barn on top of the hill. Follow the trail for about a half a mile to a small vernal pool. Stay on the trail to the right and follow it passing a few short rocky outcrops. Continue uphill for 200 yards to a short talus hill with a cairn at the base. (The left edge of Eagle Mountain Crag can be seen to the right of the trail). Take a left and follow a climbers trail with cairns down into a ravine with rock outcrops scattered around the woods for about 5 minutes until you reach a small stream. Follow the stream downhill around a small outcrop with sap lines and the crag will be visible to the right. The trail will lead you to the base of the Vlad Wall/Sap Wall area on the left side of the lower tier. Total approach time is about 25-30 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the WM: Bartlett / Jackson Area area.

Weather station 8.0 miles from here

25 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Jackson Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Jackson Crag:
Old Jackson Road   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 85'   El Wall
Sister Christian   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 60'   Vlad Wall
Dirty Needles   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 55'   Sap Wall
Tapline   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 55'   Sap Wall
L-Boogie   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   El Wall
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Featured Route For Jackson Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Clipping the chains

Tapline 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  New Hampshire : WM: Bartlett / Jackson Area : ... : Sap Wall
Start up some blocks to the first bolt. Move up to a crack in a groove and a second bolt. Break right onto the face with big moves to big holds. Hang on to the chains!...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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By chinos
Aug 1, 2016
Please respect the developers and stay off the few Red Tag projects that are close to being done, Thanks
By Rob Albert
Aug 29, 2016
Spiders! Spiders everywhere! Big ones, little ones, all sizes and shapes! Much thanks to the Chinos for developing another sport area. Fun, if short, climbs. Stays in the shade most of the day due to the forest. Could easily link this and Eagle Mtn cliff in a day.
By Corey Allard
Jul 31, 2017
Some really nice climbs that would benefit from more climbers. The trail to Jackson is virtually non-existent after the Eagle Mountain turn off and could do with more foot traffic, and a clean up. Maybe consider taking your time on the route down and back to build an additional cairn or move some sticks.

There is a good bit of poison ivy growing on the "path" to the lower left of El Wall, right at the base of the fixed line to Upper Tier and the top the "path" (which is sketchy A.F.) up to El Wall from Sap/Vlad wall.

If you're heading out that way consider bringing a pair of junky work gloves and pulling it. I will bring some next time I am out this way.

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