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gorlosky

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Best NH Rock Scrambles
« on: July 10, 2005, 08:07:41 AM »
I'm from NY and we like Rock Scrambling which is a hike with places to climb, BUT you don't fall (climbing hunched over or somewhat pulling oneself up) as opposed to Bouldering where you can definitely fall. One of our favorites in NY is Mohonk (www.mohonk.com).

Where in NH are such locations ?

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Re: Best NH Rock Scrambles
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2005, 03:46:52 PM »
you could hike the Huntington Ravine Trail on Mt. Washington. that has good hiking and some steep scrambling. plus if you want to you can go all the way to the summit of Mt. Washington.

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Edge

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Re: Best NH Rock Scrambles
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2005, 08:01:34 AM »
Also try Ridge of the Caps on Mt Jefferson.

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Re: Best NH Rock Scrambles
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2005, 10:54:54 AM »
Mt Adams via the King RavineTrail.  Be sure to do The Subway (scrambling under big rocks)

Howker Ridge Trail over "The Howks." (allow more time than you would expect)

Mahoosic Notch in western Maine is fun too.  Billed as "The hardest Mile on The Appalachian Trail.

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« Last Edit: July 15, 2005, 12:49:50 PM by DWarriner »

gorlosky

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Re: Best NH Rock Scrambles
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2005, 04:34:19 PM »
Great ideas. Any more places ??

Edge

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Re: Best NH Rock Scrambles
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2005, 06:57:48 AM »
If you want to travel to Maine, The knife edge on Katahdin is stellar.  I have done it 5 times in winter, but the adventure would still remain in summer.

Although I haven't done it personally, I hear the Precipice trail in Acadia might fit your bill, albeit shorter.

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Re: Best NH Rock Scrambles
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2005, 11:17:27 AM »
The Precipice trail in Acadia (on Cadillac) is cool.

A Maine-coast "via-ferratta"

Stickyfingerz

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Re: Best NH Rock Scrambles
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2005, 11:27:12 AM »
Also, check out the Mount Tripyramid Trail and Baldface Circle Trail, both in the White Mountains.

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Re: Best NH Rock Scrambles
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2005, 11:32:48 AM »
Not specifically in NH but great none the less:
Mt. Mansfield - Maple Ridge Trail, Hell Brook Trail and Sunset Ridge Trail
Gothics and haystack in the Daks

NH:
Mt. Monadnock via most any trail
Buttress trail on Adams
Castle Ravine Headwall
King Ravine Headwall
Great Gulf Headwall

DWarriner

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Re: Best NH Rock Scrambles
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2005, 01:11:34 PM »
Precipice is definately fun.  My wife hates it - that's how I can tell.

I don't really think that Tripyramid, Baldfaces or the Monadnock trails constitute much of a scramble (even less so that the other trails in the Whites)

As for these, some are better than others.  I have ordered them in my opinion most to least desirable:

1) Huntington Ravine Trail
2) King Ravine Headwall (go up the headwall down Knife Edge)
3) Great Gulf Headwall
4) Castle Ravine Headwall (this has much more vegitation than King Ravine and is more overgrown).  More of a scramble/bushwack with less views than King Ravine

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Re: Best NH Rock Scrambles
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2005, 02:24:05 PM »
If I recall corectly the trail up the flume is quite sporty for hiking.  Maybe it was just the wet conditions....

A really easy scramble might be Mt. Cardigan.  After you get through the lemon squeze (scrambling off width) there is some easy slabs up top.  Not too sustained, but a really easy fun hike.  Used to take dozens of wonderfully behaved ritalin addicts up that every summer.  

haircity

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Re: Best NH Rock Scrambles
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2005, 12:27:26 PM »
Re: Daks

Gothics and Haystack are indeed fun w/ some reasonable approaches.

Also of note: The Trap-Dike on Mt. Colden (exiting at some point left to slab-monger to the top!)

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Re: Best NH Rock Scrambles
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2005, 02:25:44 PM »
its been a while but i seem to remember the six husbands trail having some stuff like that...
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Re: Best NH Rock Scrambles
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2005, 11:35:09 AM »
I was going to mention the Six Husbands trail.  Anyone got any idea why it was called that?  Hell, if it took six deaths to figure out what she was up to ... damn!