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Bald Knob  

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Location: 43.918, -71.5852 View Map  Incorrect?
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Bald Knob is a peak that forms the southern end of Acteon Ridge in the Waterville Valley Area. Unlike most of the peaks nearby, there is no trail to the summit of Bald Knob. Because of this, the hike to Bald Knob has become a relatively popular bushwhack (is there such a thing?) for experienced hikers in the area.

Getting There 

You can't get there from here!

Seriously, though, there is no trail to the summit of Bald Knob. Most people bushwhack in from the south.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

64 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',30],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bald Knob :
Cavaletti   V0 4     Boulder, 10'   Yellowjacket Area : Yellowjacket Boulder
Rock Shop   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Yellowjacket Area : Yellowjacket Boulder
The Bottom Falls Out   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Yellowjacket Area : Yellowjacket Boulder
Thank You for Holding   V3-4 6A+     Boulder   The Hive : Holds Boulder
The Hangover   V5 6C     Boulder   Yellowjacket Boulderfield : Skyfall
Some Nights   V5 6C     Boulder   The Hive : The Fun Boulder
Trillium   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Yellowjacket Area : Yellowjacket Boulder
The Steepness   V6 7A     Boulder   Yellowjacket Boulderfield : Skyfall
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Featured Route For Bald Knob
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Gollums Escape 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  NH : WM: Waterville Valley : ... : Gandalf Cave
OW/squeeze chimney with a short stemming traverse at the top. With some OW technique this will go down easily then you'll finish 45/50 feet above the crevasse, straddle either side and pull around right for the top out....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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