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Crag In The Clouds

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Crag In The Clouds  


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The view from the top of the crag!

Description 

Crag In The Clouds is a nice little crag with one of the best climbing views in NH. The crag is located on the Castle in the Clouds property in Moultonborough, NH. The cliff is a bit broken up with a few different sections. There are a few high quality boulders at the base of the cliff with numerous 3 star problems. The climbing here is adventurous and care should be taken while climbing due to loose rock sitting on the cliff. Most of it is small and can easily be avoided. From most of the climbs there is a phenomenal view of the entire Lake Winnipesaukee!

Getting There 

From Route 171 in Moultonborough take Ossipee Park Road. This road is near the junction of 171 and 109. It also has a sign for the bottling plant. Drive to the top of the road (1-2 miles) and park at the hikers parking area. There is a map of the hiking trails at the parking area. Follow the directions for the Mt. Roberts Trail. Hike on the trail for 20-25 minutes to an overlook sign. The crag is located below the overlook.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.9 miles from here

27 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',10],['5.7',5],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',4],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Crag In The Clouds:
Lucknow   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 65'   The Overhanging Wall
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Featured Route For Crag In The Clouds
Sunshine climbs left of the crack. Follow a crack up blocky terrain past the dead birch and into the offwidth section up high.

Sunshine 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  NH : Crag In The Clouds : The Inlet
Start on stacked blocks 5' left of Big Ol' Crack. Climb up cracks and jugs to the offwidth. Get in the wide crack at half height and move up being careful of blocks lodged in the crack. The are jugs throughout the climb if you feel around for them. Exit the crack to a tree ledge. Finish up another 15' section of rock to the trees above. Rap the route or walk off....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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View from the top
View from the top
Nice sunsets
Nice sunsets
The stone house next to the parking area
The stone house next to the parking area
An early winter view from Crag in the Clouds...
An early winter view from Crag in the Clouds...
Roadside view.
Roadside view.

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By Eli Buzzell
From: New Hampshire.
Sep 6, 2014
I went out there today and had a pretty good time climbing, but definitely have some input for others who may be interested in this place.

Finding routes is not particularly hard here after you figure out where the overhanging wall is, and see the obvious bolt line of White Out. It should definitely be noted that there are no trails between any of the cliffs, and it is a general pain to move between areas due to the heavy brush and undergrowth. If someone went out here with a machete, wonders could be worked on this place.

This crag is definitely more geared towards people who have been everywhere climbing in the lakes region and are looking for something different. This is definitely not a place for inexperienced climbers looking to try some easier climbs, as there is a good amount of loose rock, lichen, and other crumbly crap. A helmet is pretty much a necessity here, though make your own call. Also there are spiders everywhere.

Ultimately I had fun, and the view from the top is astoundingly good. Parking is free and the hike in is easy. While this crag is definitely not frequented, and has a lot of loose rock, it makes for a good day or half day trip if you're feeling a bit adventurous.

I also have to thank the people that have developed routes here and put them up on this site, that is a lot of hard work and I appreciate it.