New Hampshire Classic Rock Routes
The Mount Washington Valley and its neighboring notches are home to world-renowned rock climbing locations such as Cathedral Ledge, Whitehorse Ledge, Frankenstein Cliffs and Cannon Cliffs – it is time for you to climb the New Hampshire Classics! Climb in the footsteps and hand holds of the legends.
With a wide range in difficulty, there is certainly a NH Classic that matches your ability level.
Beginner to Intermediate
Standard Route, Whitehorse Ledge, 5.5
Upper Refuse, Cathedral Ledge, 5.5
Thin Air, Cathedral Ledge, 5.6
Funhouse, Cathedral Ledge, 5.7
Endeavor, Whites Ledge, 5.7
Sliding Board, Whitehorse Ledge, 5.7
Intermediate to Advanced
Henderson Ridge, Huntington Ravine, 5.4
Seas of Holes, Whitehorse Ledge, 5.7
Whitney Gilman Ridge, Cannon Cliff, 5.7
Moby Grape, Cannon, 5.8
Inferno, Whitehorse Ledge, 5.8
Recompense, Cathedral, 5.9
Hotter Than Hell, Whitehorse Ledge, 5.9
Diedre, Cathedral Ledge, 5.10
Book of Solemnity, 5.10a
Pinnacle Direct, Huntington Ravine, 5.9+
Length: 1 Day
Guide-to-Client Ratio: 1:2
Type: Rock Climbing
Most of the required equipment [listed below] is available for rent from our affiliate mtnGEAR. NEM climbers will receive an exclusive discount of 20% discount on all rental equipment and clothing.
For your convenience, we book 7 days.
1 person: $250 per person
2 people: $150 per person
NutritionYour “lunches” are taken in the field throughout the day during short 10 to 15 minute breaks. We suggest crackers, pizza, candy bars, jerky, chips, cookies, trail mix, fruits, Gu, energy bars, and hard candies. Drink mixes such as Gatorade and Kool-Aid help flavor your water. Add peanut butter, cream cheese, hard cheese, or pepperoni for additional calories and taste. If you enjoy bread items, bagels work well. Include some salty snacks to replenish lost salts.
HydrationTo help prevent cramping and heat related injuries, you will need at least 2 liters of water per day. Water is preferred, but other liquids such as gatorade help replace electrolytes and work well, too!
Don’t go over the topWhen planning, don’t bring any items that require extensive preparation or cooking. We are able to provide you with boiling water on overnight adventures, but do not have the ability to actually cook food items.
|[ ] Pack with Waist Strap: A 3000 cu. in. pack is the recommended size for one day climbs. Your pack MUST have a waist strap. A backpack will not suffice.||Camp M4|
|[ ] Climbing Harness: A comfortable, adjustable climbing harness.||Camp Group II|
|[ ] Helmet: A lightweight climbing helmet.||Camp Rock Star|
|[ ] Belay Device|
|[ ] Rock Climbing Shoes|
What time does the program begin?We will meet at 8AM at our bunkhouse in Bartlett, NH. We will take 30 minutes to outfit you with any rental gear you need and head out to the cliffs.
What gear is needed for Rock Climbing?The mandatory items include rock shoes, harness, helmet, backpack, food, water, and proper clothing. The gear rental package costs $49 and includes harness, shoes, belay device, and helmet.
Will sneakers work?Unfortunately no. You will need proper rock shoes for rock climbing.
How long do we climb for?We usually arrive at the cliff between 9AM and 9:30AM. We will arrive back at the bunkhouse around 3PM depending on what climb we do.
What should I wear?Please come dressed in appropriate clothing. Layering is the best practice in the outdoors as it allows you to manage your body temperature. Be sure to have an extra warm jacket for when you are belaying.
Is it safe?Rock climbing can be very safe when conducted properly, especially top-roping. Our guides are trained to mitigate the dangers of falling rock and other inherent hazards.
How difficult is it to rock climb?The difficulty of the climb can be varied depending on your experience level and goals for the day.
How many people are in a group?We offer a maximum ratio of 4 clients per guide for top-rope climbing and a maximum of 2 clients per guide for multi-pitch climbs.
Are there age restrictions?As long as you are approved for vigorous activity and/or you have a parent/guardian signature and you fit into the harness and mountaineering boots, you are welcome to join us!
GENERAL POLICIESNEMs Adventure plans and itineraries are subject to change or adjustment based on a number of factors. These include, but are not limited to, route conditions, weather, terrain, and many other factors. NEM has complete discretion to change plans to accommodate any of these or other factors, including discretion to change program schedule or itinerary, and change guides or staff, as necessary for the proper and safe conduct of the program.
We reserve the right to cancel any program due to inadequate signups, weather or route conditions. In such a case, an NEM credit for the full value is given; however, NEM cannot be responsible for any additional expenses incurred in preparing for the program (i.e., airline tickets, equipment purchase or rental, hotel reservations).
NEM reserves the right to dismiss the Participant from a trip at any time if NEM determines, in its sole discretion, that the Participant is not physically, technically, or psychologically prepared for or capable of participating in the program. This includes being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.