Rock Climbing in Rumney, New Hampshire
- 8am Meet at The Parking Lot
- Discuss your objectives and pick an appropriate crag
- Climb until approximately 3pm
- Return to car and say goodbye around 4pm
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 realize that for many climbers this is a brand new experience. We work hard to ensure your safety. If nothing else, we ensure you will have a good time!
- For all ages and ability levels
- Clipping and Unclipping
- Anchor building* and much more!
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.
|[ ] Wicking Top and Bottom: short-sleeve synthetic shirt and some athletic or hiking shorts or pants.
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.
Visit mtnGEAR for Rental Prices
|[ ] 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.
|[ ] Rock Climbing Shoes
|[ ] Climbing Harness: A comfortable, adjustable climbing harness.
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.
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.
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!