Come clip bolts with us for a weekend at one of the premier sport climbing destinations in the country: Rumney Rocks in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest. There's something for everyone, with hundreds of routes ranging from 5.0 all the way up to an intimidating 5.15a. There are also trad climbing opportunities nearby (in case sport climbing isn't your thing) including Kinsman Notch, Echo Crag, and the closest thing New England has to Big Wall climbing: Cannon Cliff.
This is a trip for experienced outdoor climbers who are capable of leading and/or following sport routes. You are responsible for arranging your own climbing partners and bringing all of your own equipment.
If you're not a lead climber and are already part of the AMC Boston Climbers community you should reach out to leaders you've met through the Rock Program and other events to find a partner before the event.
If you are not yet part of the AMC Boston Climbers community we would love to get to know you but realize that most people are not comfortable jumping on a rope with someone they just met so come with a partner, one of you must be able to lead, and you must bring all of your own equipment (harness, helmet, shoes, rope, and draws plus camping gear if staying overnight).
There will be a potluck BBQ starting at 6:30pm in the barn on Saturday evening. You can buy food at the Hannaford or WalMart in Plymouth on the day of so you don't have to worry about refrigeration. All other meals will be your responsibility.
A Grill will be available. We provide plates, utensils, napkins, cups, condiments, and trash bags.
Registration for camping closes on Friday, May 24th.
The local ethic at Rumney is for the first climber up a route to attach their own personal gear to the anchors and lower or toprope on their gear. The last climber on a route can move the rope to the fixed anchor, clean personal gear off the anchor, and then lower off of the fixed anchor. Do not top rope on the fixed anchor or lower off of it repeatedly and unnecessarily.
Certain areas at Rumney will be closed for endangered ferns and nesting falcons. These closures will be posted on the bulletin board in the parking lot.
The most current guidebook is the 2017 edition of Rumney, by Ward Smith.Directions:
The parking areas are on Buffalo Road, west of Rumney Village. To get there: -Take I-93 to exit 26, this will put you on Route 25/Tenney Mountain Highway heading west. -Follow Route 25 for about 8 miles until you see a blinking yellow light over the road