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Upper Cliff Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 60'
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mike Robinson on Oct 16, 2013
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Description 

The Upper Cliff may be the highest vertical rock face of the whole Yellow Jacket area. It has the potential to hold a few 40-50 foot climbs and even more boulder problems. Inside of it's main section is where one can find The Gandalf Cave.

Getting There 

To get here follow the trail from the Bag of Brushes Boulder and past The Dark Crystal area. Continue up the trail just a little farther and you will arrive at the Upper Cliff. The hike from The Yellow Jacket Boulder to The Upper Cliff will take about 20 Minutes.

Climbing Season

For the Yellowjacket Area area.

Weather station 4.9 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Upper Cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: Gypsy Cafe, Lincoln NH

Gypsy Cafe 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  New Hampshire : WM: Waterville Valley : ... : Upper Cliff
The first route I noticed when exploring the area with Jay Knower in early September 2013. This line is the most direct and obvious line to ascend The Upper Cliff. It is also the same crack that forms Gollums Escape (located inside of Gandalf Cave). Climb the first 20 foot section with lay backing then mantle onto the low angle shelf and get ready for the off width. The 20 foot off width section is the best and most difficult part of the route. Getting into the off width is the first crux as...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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