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The Outlook Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,002'
Location: 44.47969, -71.05383 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ron Birk on Jul 8, 2016


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BETA PHOTO: The Outlook - Telephoto from the open field at the...


A stunningly beautiful place away from the crowds, overlooking North Bald Cap. The top of the cliff is a popular view point for hikers (as there is a trail leading there). The cliff itself is around 400' high and has at least four established routes. There are a couple of bolted anchors midway the cliff.

To rappel, you can sling a boulder at the top and you can reach the midway bolted anchors. Double ropes is recommended.

Getting There 

Take Success Pond Rd from Berlin for about five miles. It's a dirt road where the first mile is rough (because of all the ATVs) but it gets little better after that. At 4.7 - 4.8 miles in, pass the North Bald Cap turn-off; continue on Success Pond Rd another 0.5 mile and take a right. There's a small sign saying Success Trailhead. About 0.2 miles in, take the right fork for another 0.2 miles to a grassy parking area. From there take the hiking trail for 45-55 minutes where the Outlook trail veers off. It's very short and you reach the summit. The second half of the main trail is steepish and slabby and can be slippery when wet.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.2 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Outlook

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Outlook:
Sun and Games   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches   
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Featured Route For The Outlook
Rock Climbing Photo: RH just discovered the crack (not seen in picture)...

Hand Over Hand 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  New Hampshire : Great North Woods Region : The Outlook
For a route "topo" see the photo posted to the main Outlook-Area page. [via Woodman's comments]P1. Climb 100' up to a roof, pull it awkwardly (crux, 5.7) and continue up on nice rock to the first anchor. 5.7, 160'P2. Head up and left and pop onto a beautiful white slab. Jam up an absolutely gorgeous crack which starts at an inch and widens to off width as it curves right under the overlap. Broken c...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

Photos of The Outlook Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Outlook, seen from North Bald Cap.
BETA PHOTO: The Outlook, seen from North Bald Cap.
Rock Climbing Photo: Detail of Overhang Section
BETA PHOTO: Detail of Overhang Section
Rock Climbing Photo: The Reported Routes on The Outlook
BETA PHOTO: The Reported Routes on The Outlook
Rock Climbing Photo: Sketch of Summit Area of Outlook
BETA PHOTO: Sketch of Summit Area of Outlook
Rock Climbing Photo: The views from the summit are unreal! The cliff in...
The views from the summit are unreal! The cliff in...
Rock Climbing Photo: The trail head.
BETA PHOTO: The trail head.
Rock Climbing Photo: As far as you can drive and where the trail starts...
BETA PHOTO: As far as you can drive and where the trail starts...

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By M Sprague
From: New England
Jul 9, 2016
It is great to see these northern areas added. Thanks
By slacker Barker
From: North Conway NH
Jul 12, 2016
A small bush whack towards the Appalachian trail from the top of this dome will take you to the location of a plane crash. The plane is still there and this is a popular hike for locals to see the accident site!

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