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BugCON 4: almost too intense for climbing, DEET required
4 out of a possible 5
Rock Routes at Sandwich Notch: grouped by Area, sorted by Name
Description: These climbs are located just north of the historic Sandwich Notch road that runs from the town of Sandwich, west through the notch to Waterville Valley. The land where the climbing is located is owned by the Lakes Region Conservation Land Trust.
Directions: From Center Sandwich take the Diamond Ledge Road, which becomes Sandwich Notch Road. Drive 3.6 miles from Center Sandwich. There are 3 areas.

Brilliant Corners Area.
Look for a Forest Service fee tube and self service pay station. Park where available. Follow a faint trail on the right side of the road to the Bearcamp River and the cliff. Walking time, 2 1/2 minutes.

Highlander Wall Area
Continue up Sandwich Notch Road 2/10 mile past the Brilliant Corners Area until 2 one-lane bridges are found with a large boulder near the road on the right. Park near the boulder or on the left shoulder near the bridge. Walk 100' back down the road and cross the small stream. The wall is 40 to 70 feet high and can usually be seen from the road. A number of small crags exist in this area, offering good toproping or short leads. The wall located behind the large boulder has been a popular toprope site for the Boy Scouts for years.

Half-Way Wall
Located half way between Highlander Wall and the Brilliant Corners area There are three good routes on this 20’ high South-facing wall.
Topo: A graphic topo is available for this area. CLICK HERE
Area Name Grade
Brilliant Corners Brilliant Corners 5.10c
Brilliant Corners Constant Sorrow 5.8+
Brilliant Corners Count Down 5.8
Brilliant Corners Everything Happens to Me 5.6
Brilliant Corners Fly Away 5.9
Brilliant Corners Four Part Harmony 5.8+
Brilliant Corners Off Minor 5.7
Brilliant Corners Old Time Religion 5.8
Brilliant Corners Rootie Tootie 5.9
Brilliant Corners Straight, No Chaser 5.8+ R
Brilliant Corners Swing Time 5.9+
Half-Way Wall Big Rock Candy Crack 5.9
Half-Way Wall Limonade Crack 5.7
Half-Way Wall Sunshine Crack 5.5
Highlander Wall Boy Scout Corner 5.6
Highlander Wall Crying Game 5.12b
Highlander Wall Firewalker 5.10
Highlander Wall JAG 5.10b
Highlander Wall Misguided 5.8
Highlander Wall Old Boys 5.10c
Highlander Wall Old Boys Club 5.11b
Highlander Wall Quartz Crescendo 5.9+
Highlander Wall Sliver 5.11
Highlander Wall Snafu 5.11b
Highlander Wall Split Image 5.11d
Highlander Wall The Contender 5.10
Highlander Wall The Quickening 5.11d
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