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?
Length: 8 Hours
Guide-to-Client Ratio: 1:4
Type: Rock Climbing
Type: Mostly Experiential
1 person: $325 per person
2 people: $225 per person
3 people: $185 per person
4 people: $175 per person
BE INFORMED. BE PREPARED.
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.
- For all ages and ability levels
- 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.
|[ ] 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.
|[ ] 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.|
Nutrition & Hydration
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.
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 $45 per person!
1 person: $675 per person
2 people: $550 per person
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