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L to R R to L Alpha
Bean Pole T,TR 
Bishop T,TR 
Bloody Fingers TR 
Chamonix TR 
Chimney, The T,TR 
Climber's Corner T 
Desperate Depression T,TR 
Diagonal T 
Double Chin T 
Double Jam T 
Fantastic Face TR 
Far Out Jam T,TR 
Far Out Jam Right T,TR 
High Anxiety (aka Silicon Shoes) TR 
Horn, The T 
Kiddie's Korner T,TR 
Loose Flake Polka TR 
Max Factor T 
Ms. Pac Man T 
No Answer T,TR 
Obscene Phone Call T 
PB & J T,TR 
Pee Pee The Sailor TR 
Roof, The T 
Short Stuff T,TR 
Start, The T 
Tramp, The T,TR 
Yellow Zonkers T,TR 
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Upper Cliff Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: lee hansche on Mar 10, 2007  with updates from Richard Hunter

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the roof is another upper cliff classic...


Crack climbs galore.... Some of the best, single-pitch cracks in New Hampshire "lead em' and weep".... A few, less-desirable, face climbs between the cracks normally top roped.... The Uppers is a shaded area that is nice on a sunny day but takes a while to dry after rain....
Please stay on trails to reduce impact....

That's all that needs to be said killer quality cracks from 5.5 (Double Jam) to 5.13 (Bean Pole Crack)....
Classics: The Roof 5.7, Obscene Phone Call 5.8, The Horn 5.9, but they are all good.

Getting There 

Above the lower slab.

Follow trail around the left side of lower slab and continue till you see the cliff. Or follow signs from the trails on the right.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.5 miles from here

28 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Cliff:
The Chimney   5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Double Jam   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Double Chin   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Short Stuff   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 30'   
The Roof   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   
Diagonal   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   
Obscene Phone Call   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
No Answer   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 30'   
Yellow Zonkers   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
The Start   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Far Out Jam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR   
Chamonix   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Horn   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Bloody Fingers   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR, 50'   
Climber's Corner   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Fantastic Face   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     TR, 1 pitch   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Travis... stylin'

Bloody Fingers 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  NH : *Pawtuckaway : Upper Cliff
I'm not sure of the history of this climb. I figured I'd put a name on it cause i think it's one of my favorites on the cliff right now and I want others to check it out. If anyone knows if it has a real name please let me know and I'll add it. I will post a photo topo soon.Between Bishop and Climbers Corner there is a narrow chimney, climb the chimney until you can climb on to the face hand traversing 8 feet right on good holds. A fun heel hook move gets you to jugs. Climb 10 feet of moderate r...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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Rock Climbing Photo: the Horn, the classic line on the upper cliff...
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