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Location: 44.0911, -71.2275 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: jimmi jazz on Jun 2, 2012
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Pick Of The Litter is a steep slab sitting on top of a separate knoll just south of White's Ledge. A short approach and the river near by makes it a fun summer time crag. Although many climbs have bolts be sure to bring a normal rack. The crag ranges from 50-90'. Another short wall with a handful of routes sits 100 yards to the right of the main wall.

Getting There 

Drive north on 302 to Covered Bridge Lane,which is on the right just before the covered bridge gift shop. Follow Covered Bridge Lane, staying left at all intersections until you see a dirt road on the left, Ricks Road. Follow Rick's Road for 0.8 miles to pullout on the right at a old logging road. (Just after a pullout on the left hand side over looking the river).
Walk the logging road for about 100 yards and a cairn will be on the left. Follow the drainage and cairns uphill to the base of the cliff on the right. Other short walls will be seen to the right along the approach. The approach should take 15-20 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Pick Of The Litter 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  New Hampshire : WM: Bartlett / Jackson Area : Pick Of The Litter Cliff
Look for the safe looking climb on the left end of the crag. Climb past 4 bolts to horizontals that take gear. (I did not see the pin referenced in the guide). Move right and follow the jugs into a small right facing corner with good gear. Move up to the ring anchor on top....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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By Matt Peer
Nov 14, 2012
Since I did the first ascent of "Pick OF the Litter", why is the cliff now written as the "Pick O' the Litter" That's not what I named the route. Jerry Handren changed that in his recent guidebook. Does that mean I can go and change the spelling of Jerry's route too?

Matt Peer
By john strand
From: southern colo
Nov 14, 2012
Matt- how are you ?? you should change the Jemery to gerry.... I hate when names get changed w/o consent
By chinos
Nov 14, 2012
hey matt, we entered the route as Pick Of the Litter, a fun climb by the way!
i will tell Jim to change the name of the cliff to "Pick Of the Litter". Sorry we were using the Handren description...
By jimmi jazz
From: Denver co
Nov 14, 2012
Sorry Matt. Just went off the new guide book. I didn't mean to cause beef.
By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Jan 15, 2013
Does anyone have any information on the short craglet / boulder that you might pass on the way up to this cliff? It can easily be identified by the fist (or larger) crack that runs up the cleanest part of it. An overhang on the right side creates a cool cave. I'm surprised we saw no evidence of animals under there.

44°05'25.63N 71°13'38.60W
By Mel C
From: Boston, MA
Aug 29, 2017
My partner and I accidentally found this crag while trying to get to White's Ledge, so here is an alternate approach if you park at the Stanton Trailhead.

Walk ~150 yards from the trailhead following red and yellow blazes. On the left you will see a very faint orange-blazed trail. Follow this for about half a mile. On the right is a rusted bucket, signaling the sharp turn-off for White's Ledge. If you continue past this for ~5 minutes, you will see a cairn on the right, and a nicely cairned trail up a gully to Pick Of The Litter. ~45 min total.

We spent some time here trying to find our climb until we realized we were at the wrong cliff. There is new rockfall to the left of the main slab. All the bolted routes on the slab appeared to be intact.

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