New Hampshire Rock Climbing

  • Rock Climbing

    Steeped in history and tradition, the rock climbing in New Hampshire is some of the finest on the East Coast. Cathedral Ledge, Whitehorse Ledge, Cannon Cliff, Rumney… these areas are both a training and a testing ground for local and visiting climbers alike. Climb your dream route with Cathedral Mountain Guides, or learn the skills required to master the area’s climbing on your own.

The Mount Washington Valley, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, are inarguably home to some of the best rock climbing in the country. The granite is spectacular. There is terrain here for the beginner on their first day out, and the expert alike.  We offer a fully flexible range of guided days, most determined in a one-on-one conversation about past experience and goals. The first job of a guide is to pick the best terrain for that person, a skill developed through years of experience, but we are also happy to be a rope gun for a dream climb. New Hampshire’s mountains are a great training ground and an end in themselves.

Guided Climbing

Have a route on your to-do list? Just need to get out and climb? A busy schedule, difficulty finding partners, and all of life’s other complications make accomplishing your climbing goals difficult. Streamline a day out with Cathedral Mountain Guides and spend more time climbing.

Intro to Rock

Spend the morning learning the basics and then spend the afternoon climbing.  North Conway’s Cathedral and Whitehorse Ledges are the perfect crags, conveniently offering an outdoor classroom setting and easily accessible, excellent, beginner terrain.

Rock Leader Course

Are you ready for the sharp end? Jump start your lead climbing career with instruction that is focused on placing gear, learning to lead, basic self rescue skills, and overall proficiency and independence in the world of trad climbing.

Self-Rescue Workshop

What will you do if things go wrong?  How do you lower or haul an unresponsive partner, pass a knot or pick off an injured second? Learn the skills you hope to never use and discuss how avoid ugly situations.

Top-Rope Anchor Construction

Gain the skills required to build your own top-rope setups.  Learn the systems, the tools, and the tricks that will allow you to become self-sufficient in the top-rope setting.

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