Southeast facing granite cliff at least 100ft at it's highest section and most of it is far less than that. 60ft maybe to summit of the mountain other than it center section. Dirty and wet on the east side. Beautiful views and some excellent rock climbing. John Sykes, Secrets of the Notch has route descriptions but, I didn't post anything I did there after I started climbing it in 1982. Ed webster's guide book of 1986 also includes Indian Head. I prefer Ed's guide for details on Indian Head. This cliff has no sport routes and demanding traditional climbing because then difficulty to protect leading. Sometimes climbing without gear for the ascent. There remains little visiting to climb the face. No traffic noise from interstate 93.
Shortest access is the Indian Head Trail near the Resort on Route 3 W side, 1.4 miles N of exit 33 off I-93 (no fee parking), 1+ miles when this steep trail ascends right of the cliff, go left along the dirty side of the cliff to reach the clean granite section. Also access can be had in Franconia Notch at the Flume Visitor Center by the Mt. Pemigewasset trail and this is 2+ miles and goes directly to the summit.
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