Frequently Asked Questions

Do you climb at Rumney?

Yes, we climb at Rumney, Cannon Cliff, Echo crag, North Conway and many other areas around NH. Rumney is quite crowded on summer weekends. We recommend weekdays and/ or starting early in the day.

We’ve never climbed before – can we climb with you?

Yes, we love taking folks out for their first experience climbing. We can provide all the gear and instruction to create a great day for you.

Are your guides trained?

Yes. Our guides are pursuing formal training through the American Mountain Guides Association curriculums as well as completing regular in- house training. In addition, all our guides have Wilderness First Responder training.

How much does it cost?

We have a variety of pricing options. You can find information on costs on our Contact and Pricing Page.

I don’t have my own gear. Do you rent gear?

We rent climbing shoes/boots, harnesses, helmets, and crampons. We provide all the other technical gear required for your day.

How long is the day?

Introductory days are 6 hours long. Private guided days are 8 hours long, or as long as it takes to complete the objective.

How big of a group can you manage?

We climb with groups up to 10 people. If your group is larger than 10 people, we will split the group into smaller groups to minimize impact on the fragile crags and to comply with permit obligations.

What happens if the weather is bad?

We try to carry out the day whenever possible. If the weather creates unsafe climbing conditions we will try to reschedule our day. Cancellations are handled on a case by case basis.

Do you provide transportation?

No, you will need to drive yourself to the meeting location and/or the climbing trailhead. We recommend carpooling with other guests whenever possible.

What are the benefits of a private trip versus a group trip?

On a private trip we can completely customize the instruction and experience based on your skills, goals, experience and fitness level. When you are part of a group, instruction and pacing will be designed to meet the needs of the group as a whole. Group trips do offer an experience with a higher ratio at a more affordable price point.