Sport Climbing in Rumney, New Hampshire

Rumney is the sport climbing capital of New Hampshire. Conveniently located, it is the perfect crag to break out of the gym and jump into the world of outdoor climbing. Sport climbing is the perfect bridge to exploring the freedom of traditional climbing. Are you ready to take your climbing to the next level where pulling on rock instead of plastic is the name of the game?

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CLIMB DETAILS

Length: 8 Hours
Guide-to-Client Ratio: 1:4
Difficulty: Easy-Difficult
When: May-November
Type: Rock Climbing

PRICING

1 person: $250 per person
2 people: $150 per person
3 people: $130 per person
4 people: $120 per person

RENTAL GEAR

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.

Visit mtnGEAR for Rental Prices

BE INFORMED. BE PREPARED.

Intinerary

Rock Climbing in Rumney, New Hampshire
  • 8am Meet at The Parking Lot
  • Discuss your objectives and pick an appropriate crag
  • Climb until approximately 3pm

Skill Set Taught & Required

If you aren't currently familiar, we will teach and then demonstrate the following skills to you during the climb. We work hard to ensure your safety.

  1. For all ages and ability levels
    • Belaying
    • Clipping and Unclipping
    • Anchor building* and much more!

 

What To Wear

PLEASE BRING THESE ITEMS WITH YOU FROM HOME

When selecting clothing for your adventure, think layers. Choose synthetic materials, wool, or fleece.

 

Please Bring the Following Items.

Guides Pick

[  ] Wicking Top and Bottom: short-sleeve synthetic shirt and some athletic or hiking shorts or pants.

Mandatory Gear List

RENTALS AVAILABLE AT CLIMBINGRENTALS.COM

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.

 

Mandatory Items

Guides Pick

[  ] Pack with Waist Strap: A 20-30L pack is the recommended size for one day climbs. Your pack MUST have a waist strap. A backpack will not suffice. Patagonia Ascensionist Daypack 35L
[  ] Helmet: A lightweight climbing helmet. Black Diamond Half Dome

[  ] Ball Hat/Sun Hat: Optional. A lightweight ball cap or sun hat.
[  ] Sun Glasses: A pair of dark-lensed sunglasses with side shields or full wrap-type sunglasses. Julbo Dolman

[  ]Hard Shell Jacket with Hood: Wind/rain Proof. Gore-Tex recommended. OR Maximus

[  ] Rock Climbing Shoes 
[  ] Climbing Harness: A comfortable, adjustable climbing harness.
Visit mtnGEAR for Rental Prices

 

Nutrition & Hydration

Nutrition

It is important to continuously take in calories throughout the day. Every break you should eat a snack during the short 10 to 15 minute rest. Food is the wood to your fire and to keep it stoked it needs constant replenishing. Do not plan on cooking or preparing your snacks in the field. All food should be prepared and packed ready for immediate consumption.
We suggest crackers, pizza, candy bars, jerky, chips, cookies, trail mix, fruits, Gu, energy bars, and hard candies. 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.

Hydration

To 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! Hydration bladders do not work as they freeze during the winter months. Please leave these at home. Instead, bring 32oz. Wide Mouth Nalgene bottles and insulating parkas if you have them. If not, you can use a sock to insulate each water bottle.

 

FAQ's

Please read through the following frequently asked questions and answers. These will help you prepare for your trip and get a better understanding of what to expect.

WHAT TIME DOES THE PROGRAM BEGIN?

We will meet at 8AM in the parking lot at Rumney. 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.

WILL SNEAKERS WORK?

Unfortunately no. You will need proper rock shoes for rock climbing.

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!

Looking for less crowds? Check out Trad Climbing in the Mount Washington Valley. Still not sure? Contact Us for a recommendation.

Add A Second Day of Multi-Pitch Climbing

After mastering the basics on top-rope, we put them to use on a multi-pitch climb day two. Climbs are beginner level and vary from several pitches of rock to alpine climbing with hiking and rock climbing mixed.

Convenient, Affordable lodging available at The Bunkhouse at Northeast Mountaineering. Spend the night for just $20 per person!

PRICING

1 person: $500 per person
2 people: $350 per person

 

RISK MANAGEMENT

Safety is NEM’s number one priority. Our guides manage significant hazards inherent in the mountains such as avalanches, ice fall, rock fall, inclement weather, and high winds, but they cannot eliminate them. NEM guides draw from their wealth of experience and training to make sound decisions that maximize your experience without compromising the necessary margin of safety. Please clearly understand that mountaineering and all other mountain adventures are inherently hazardous sports. You are choosing to engage in an activity in which participants have been injured and killed. While those accidents are indeed infrequent, they may occur at any time and be out of our control. We ask that participants acknowledge the risk and hazards of these sports, and make their own choices about whether or not to engage in these activities.

DOMESTIC ADVENTURES

Payment in full is due at the time of booking. Cancellations outside of 7 days are fully refundable except for a $50 service fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than 7 days before your program. Unfortunately, due to the time-sensitive nature of our business, and the difficulty in re-booking a trip close to departure, we cannot make exceptions to this policy. Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND INCLUDING MOUNT RAINIER

A non-refundable deposit of $750 per person secures your reservation but may vary - please check the individual pages. Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check. Final payment is due 1 month [30 days] before departure - but may vary. For your convenience, we can work out a monthly payment plan.

INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURES

A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person secures your reservation but may vary - please check the individual pages. Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check. Final payment is due 1 month [30 days] before departure - but may vary. For your convenience, we can work out a monthly payment plan.

CANCELLATION

There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than 7 days before your program. Unfortunately, due to the time-sensitive nature of our business, and the difficulty in re-booking a trip close to departure, we cannot make exceptions to this policy.

CHANGE OF DATE

Date changes are subject to availability and apply only to the current climbing season. Date changes may be requested at anytime up to 7 days prior to your departure date for a $25 fee per person. Date changes may be requested at anytime up to 3 days prior to your departure date for a $50 fee per person. There are no date changes allowed less than 2 days before departure.

GENERAL POLICIES

NEMs 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.

SUMMIT ATTEMPT

Northeast Mountaineering cannot guarantee that you will reach the summit. Weather, route conditions, your own abilities or the abilities of others may create circumstances that make an ascent unsafe, and you or your entire party will have to turn around without reaching the summit. Your program fee entitles you to one summit attempt on your specified dates.

MINIMUM REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

For our adventures to run as booked, we must have 50% enrollment of the maximum participant allotment. As an example, if the program has a maximum of 8 people then we must have 4 registered participants for the adventure. In the case of low registration, you may be asked to postpone or join another group on a different date. Exceptions may be made but it is at complete discretion of Northeast Mountaineering, its guides and agents.