Rising up behind the Trailside boulders beside North Marsh, the Lower Cliff is mostly overlooked and rarely climbed despite having a great collection of cracks and roofs. The crag catches sun for most of the day along with the boulders, although suffers from seepage and runoff from the hillside above after a rain. At its highest point on the left side, the cliff is roughly 60'. Grades range from 5.5 to 5.11 and there is still potential for a few new climbs alongside classics like Seaver's Folly and the Crack to Nowhere. Chances are you'll have the crag to yourself (or you'll have to share with the spiders).
From Boulder Natural parking, walk for maybe 10 mins towards the Lower Slabs and you'll see the cliff on the left before you reach Overlooked. From Round Pond, walk towards Natural for 5 mins or so, pass the Slabs and you'll see the cliff on the right.
At the right end of the wall and tucked into its own little alcove, this route follows prominent features to tackle a short roof that might prove to be exciting for some. Start to the right of the corner and traverse left on the large horizontal until a flake diagonals up and right. Follow the flake out the roof to its end and mantle up onto the somewhat scruffy face above. Finish up the face slightly left to the trees....[more]Browse More Classics in NH