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Lower Cliff

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Lower Cliff Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.1183, -71.1797 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: BDalhaus on Aug 12, 2009
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The blocky features and roofs of the Lower Cliff

Description 

Rising up behind the Trailside boulders beside North Marsh, the Lower Cliff is mostly overlooked and rarely climbed despite having a great collection of cracks and roofs. The crag catches sun for most of the day along with the boulders, although suffers from seepage and runoff from the hillside above after a rain. At its highest point on the left side, the cliff is roughly 60'. Grades range from 5.5 to 5.11 and there is still potential for a few new climbs alongside classics like Seaver's Folly and the Crack to Nowhere. Chances are you'll have the crag to yourself (or you'll have to share with the spiders).

Getting There 

From Boulder Natural parking, walk for maybe 10 mins towards the Lower Slabs and you'll see the cliff on the left before you reach Overlooked. From Round Pond, walk towards Natural for 5 mins or so, pass the Slabs and you'll see the cliff on the right.

Climbing Season

For the *Pawtuckaway area.

Weather station 7.8 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Lower Cliff

Seaver's Folly 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  NH : *Pawtuckaway : Lower Cliff
Start at base of the thin crack running up the slab and follow the crack to a sloping stance below the roof. Step right and up into the wide crack at the base of the roof. Traverse right until the crack ends at a small shelf jutting out under the roof and mantle up. Finish up the easy slab to a large tree....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By nhclimber
From: Newmarket, NH
Aug 28, 2009
I love that you are adding these routes to this area, this is really an under appreciated area that has some great ice and mixed climbing as well.
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Feb 13, 2012
I would love some more photo's of this area showing specific routes!