The Hinterlands is the home of the best ice climb in Rumney, Geographic Factor (5).... There are a handful of other beautiful climbs to the right of Geographic as well.... Climbing here starts at grade 4 and goes up.... So, if you want steep ice in Rumney this is the place to be....
The best way to get there in the winter is to pick up the trail from the Blackjack Boulders up to Triple Corners Wall...Then head left and up a steep hill and a gully with a fixed rope in it...Continue slipping your way up the hill to the hinterlands cliff...Climb over a log and head right in to the alcove area....
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hinterlands:
Crows Nest Gully WI3+ Ice, 60'
Prestor John WI4 Ice
Geographic Factor WI5 Ice
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Geographic Factor WI5 NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : ... : Hinterlands
On the right side of the Hinterlands in the winter, you will find and impressive flow of ice pouring from a basaltic dike. This is Geographic Factor, Rumney's most classic ice climb. It's about 100 feet tall with varied climbing the bulk of the business coming in the middle. Starting out, it's hard to tell how steep it is, but as you climb the awkward first half of the route in a corner next to a rock face, you see the pillar looming above you at about 50 feet you can rest in a cave place some k...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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