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Mount Forist Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Mount Forist is the big slab you see behind downtown Berlin. It has 25 or so established routes. Most require gear but some routes are all bolted.

[NOTE: An excellent little pamphlet/guide has been published by Matt Bowman and is available at the climbing shops in the North Conway area, at the White Mtn Cafe in Gorham, or by contacting Matt at matt@whitemountaincafe.com R.Hall NH Admin.]

Getting There 

From the south take Rt 16 into Berlin. About 1/4 mile after Rt16 splits and becomes ONE WAY (North) look for a bear left which is a poorly marked Rt 110. [This left is where the Rt 16 sign shows a bear-to-the-right to get to Errol.] Take Rt 110 0.4 mile to a left onto 3rd Ave. [There's a "Berlin Springs" sign & arrow at the turn.] Madigan St is your 2nd right (but the first right is, like, 50ft after you turned off Rt 110).

Take Madigan St till its end and the approach trail starts behind the boulder (photo) by the last house. You will reach the cliff and the climb Madigan (5.6) after a couple of minutes.

Please obey parking signs. Thanks!

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

23 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',7],['5.8',6],['5.9',5],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mount Forist

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mount Forist:
Nibroc   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   3. Madigan Area
Madigan   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 200'   3. Madigan Area
Lichen It   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   6. The Arete Area
Subtle like Bob Ross   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   2. South End
Berliner (Ich Ben Ein Berliner)    5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   4. Middle Forist Area
Surveyer's Route (The Flake)   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   4. Middle Forist Area
All Dogs Go to Heaven   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport   2. South End
DLM Memorial Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 750'   3. Madigan Area
Half Blind and Fully Baked   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   2. South End
Middle Forist (Climb)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   4. Middle Forist Area
Business Trip   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 180'   6. The Arete Area
The Green Mile   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   4. Middle Forist Area
Mantle Peace   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   4. Middle Forist Area
Forist Grump   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   3. Madigan Area
Hostile Territory   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   4. Middle Forist Area
Birthday Boy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   6. The Arete Area
Skate-y Cat   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   4. Middle Forist Area
Whine and Lickher   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   2. South End
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Featured Route For Mount Forist
Rock Climbing Photo: Business Trip

Business Trip 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  New Hampshire : Great North Woods Region : ... : 6. The Arete Area
Climb #19 in the Bowman GuideOne of the nicest, if not THE nicest, climbs on the cliff! START- Follow the path down to the toe of the cliff to a nice base "staging area". A clean grey slab with 2 bolts down low. To the left is a dirt ramp leading to a birch tree, to the right a pine tree about 40 ft up. High above is the arete, the key feature of the route. P1 - Thin, bouldery moves (5.8- / 5.8) lead past the two bolts. Step right to a thin curving flake (pi...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

Photos of Mount Forist Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: View from Mt Forist looking over Berlin. You can a...
View from Mt Forist looking over Berlin. You can a...
Rock Climbing Photo: The approach trail (left of the boulder) and the c...
BETA PHOTO: The approach trail (left of the boulder) and the c...

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By beach
From: Portland, ME
Jul 31, 2016
In my humble opinion this is an awesome moderate, well protected cliff for new and experienced climbers. With some traffic I think this place will (continue to) clean up really well. Go to the White Mountain Cafe in Gorham for breakfast (climber owned) or he SAaLT PUB (also climber owned in Gorham) afterwords for dinner.
By Northeast Alpine Start
From: Conway, New Hampshire
Aug 9, 2016
100% agree with Adam! Had a blast today ticking 5 moderates and will be back for more.

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