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Where to go??? Please help!
« on: September 14, 2005, 01:57:15 PM »

Hello all!

I am making my first trip to New Hampshire in two weeks.  I was originally going to backpack, but then I thought, 'Wait, I should go climbing'!  However, I have no idea where to go and the options are overwhelming!

My situation is that I have a group of 5 people, and 1 rope.  We are looking for a place that is rated begineer to intermediate that can have a top rope set-up.  A lot of what I have seen is lead climbing and multi-pitch routes (which is expected given the size of the walls).

Does anyone have any suggestions on where to go?  I am only in town for the weekend  :'( but I hope to make the most of it!  I would ideally climb at a place that I could also backpack to/from (one guy volunteered to play pack mule).

Thanks!
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Re: Where to go??? Please help!
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2005, 05:38:39 PM »

you don't say where in NH you are going to be. if you are up in the White Mountain area a good place could be the North End of Cathedral Ledge. that has something for everyone & you can set up a rope without actually leading. another place might be Square Ledge up in Pinkham Notch. There is also the Lost Horizon crag off Passaconaway Road and the Kanc, but it can be tricky to get around to the top if you don't know the area.

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Re: Where to go??? Please help!
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2005, 06:59:50 PM »

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... a good place could be the North End of Cathedral Ledge. that has something for everyone & you can set up a rope without actually leading.

Dude, are you not aware that the North End is *not* an official *top-rope* crag?  I mean, like, please.
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Re: Where to go??? Please help!
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2005, 08:03:41 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2005, 06:23:24 AM »

Thanks for the advice!  

In regards to where I am going, it is up in the air!  I fly into Manchester on Friday and leave on Sunday night, so anywhere that is not too far away (more then 4 hours).

Another quick Q: Do I need a helmet to climb in the White Mountains?  (Obviously it is recommended, but I wanted to know if it was required since not everyone in the group has one)

As a side note, I saw soemthing about 'climbfest' going on the weekend I am going to be in town - has anyone been to this before?  Would it be wortwhile to check out?

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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2005, 06:58:33 AM »

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Thanks for the advice!  

In regards to where I am going, it is up in the air!  I fly into Manchester on Friday and leave on Sunday night, so anywhere that is not too far away (more then 4 hours).

Another quick Q: Do I need a helmet to climb in the White Mountains?  (Obviously it is recommended, but I wanted to know if it was required since not everyone in the group has one)

As a side note, I saw soemthing about 'climbfest' going on the weekend I am going to be in town - has anyone been to this before?  Would it be wortwhile to check out?


1) you can be up in the Whites in about 2 1/2 hours form Manchester.

2) this is New Hampshire, they don't even require you to buckle your seat belt. helmets are not REQUIRED. <wry grin>

3) ClimbFest is in the Boston area at the Quincy Quarries. if youa re down there it is a great thing & there is plenty of toproping at that area. it might be the perfect thing for you to do.

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