Guided Rock Climbing

This program is geared towards those who have the skills to follow a leader, belay, rappel, and tie specific knots. Candidates should have prior climbing experience and basic knowledge of the sport. We will spend the day climbing an appropriate route on a cliff that suites our goals and needs. We can top-rope at a local crag, or climb a multi-pitch route on one of many granite cliffs such as Cathedral Ledge or Whitehorse Ledge. Whether you are new to outdoor climbing or want to step up your game, this program is for you. Participants should be in reasonable physical condition with prior rock climbing experience.


Length: 7 Hours
Guide-to-Client Ratio: 1:2
Difficulty: You Choose!
When: April - November
Type: Rock Climbing
Type: Experiential

*Note: For climbs in Huntington Ravine and Cannon Cliff, we require that you have climbed with us before and are proficient at following 5.8.


1 person: $375 per person
2 people: $300 per person
*reduced rates for multi-day reservations


Most of the required equipment [listed below] is available for rent from us at mtnGEAR. NEM climbers will receive an exclusive discount of 20% discount on all rental equipment and clothing.


We climb 7 days per week in season.

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If one day of climbing isn't enough, extend your stay with us! Our two and three day programs are very popular!

Convenient, Affordable, on-site lodging available at The Bunkhouse at Northeast Mountaineering. Spend the night for just $45 per person!


Length: 2+ Days
1 Person: $375/person/day
2 People: $300/person/day

For your adventure you will need one lunch and several snacks for each day. Staying hydrated and well-fed is important.


Your “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.


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!

Don’t go over the top

When 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.  
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. Thanks!

What time does the program begin?

We will meet at 8AM at our bunkhouse in Bartlett, NH unless otherwise stated. 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 harness, helmet, belay device, climbing shoes, backpack, food, water, and proper clothing.

How long do we climb for?

We usually arrive at the cliff around 8:30AM. We will arrive back at the bunkhouse around 3PM.

What should I wear?

Please come dressed for the weather. It is best to wear athletic clothing made of synthetic materials. Please refer to the gear list.

Is it safe?

Rock climbing can be quite safe when conducted properly, especially top-roping. Our guides are trained to mitigate the inherent hazards of rock climbing however they cannot eliminate the risk entirely.

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 6 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!
Our goal is to make your day as memorable and comfortable as possible. To do this, you must be properly prepared. We provide all of the technical gear that you will need for an awesome adventure. However, we ask that you please bring your own clothing. When selecting clothing for your adventure, choose synthetic wicking materials. For your convenience, we have the mandatory gear available for rent!  Please visit MtnGear to rent any gear you may need for your adventure. Note that we do not offer rentals for programs in Rumney, NH.

Mandatory Items

Guides Pick
[  ] Pack with Waist Strap: A 20-30L pack is the recommended size for one day climbs. Petzl Bug
[  ] Light Insulating Layer: A light puffy jacket that provides insulation while belaying or when the wind picks up. Arcteryx Atom Lt
[  ] Belay Device: Black Diamond ATC
[  ] Climbing Harness: Petzl Sitta
[  ] Rock Climbing Shoes
[  ] Climbing Helmet: Petzl Sirocco
[  ] Hardshell Jacket: Goretex outer layer to block rain and wind. Patagonia Granite Crest
[  ] Sunglasses
[  ] Sunscreen and Bugspray
[  ] Headlamp

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NEMs Adventure itineraries are subject to change or be adjusted based on a number of factors. These include, but are not limited to, route conditions, weather, terrain, group dynamics and many other factors. NEM has complete discretion to change plans to accommodate any of these or other factors, including the 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.


Northeast Mountaineering cannot guarantee that you will reach the summit or complete the objective you have signed up for. 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 mountain experience on your specified dates.


Most of our programs do not have a minimum enrollment. If you are the only one registered, it will likely become a private outing. For our Waterfall Rappelling adventure, we must have at least 50% enrollment (3 people) to run the adventure. In the event of low-enrollment, we will reschedule your adventure to another date. If another date cannot be accommodated, you will receive an NEM credit.


Safety is NEM’s number one priority. Our guides manage significant hazards inherent in the mountains 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.


Payment in full is due at the time of booking. Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check.


A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person secures your reservation but may vary - please check your specific adventure. Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check. Final payment is due 1 month [30 days] before departure. For your convenience, we can work out a monthly payment plan.


A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person secures your reservation but may vary - please check your specific adventure. Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check. Final payment is due 1 month [30 days] before departure. For your convenience, we can work out a monthly payment plan.


Up to 30 days before your adventure: Full Refund will be issued 29 days - 72 hours before your adventure: Full Refund in the form of NEM credit Within 72 hours of your adventure: No refund will be issued* In the event that you have a positive COVID-19 test and need to cancel within 72 hours, you will be issued an NEM credit for your adventure.


Up to 90 days before your adventure: Full Refund will be issued 89 days - 30 days before your adventure: Participant will be responsible for paying 50% of the total balance. If the balance is paid in full, participant will receive a 50% refund in the form of NEM credit. Within 30 days of your adventure: No refund will be issued and participant will be responsible for paying the full balance.* *Travel Insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment. If NEM cancels your adventure due to weather or another unforeseen reason, you will receive an NEM credit.


Date changes are subject to availability. Date changes may be requested at anytime up to 7 days prior to your adventure without incurring a date change fee. Date changes may be requested between 7 and 3 days prior to your departure date for a $25 fee per person. There are no date changes allowed within 72 hours before your adventure.


In the event your guide or a fellow NEM guide or staff has reason to believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 or they are otherwise feeling unwell they will attempt to get a COVID test in time for your adventure or course. In the event of a positive test or the absence of results,  your course or adventure will be rescheduled or you can opt for an NEM credit to use at your discretion. Refunds for travel, lodging or other costs associated with your adventure will not be refunded or reimbursed.