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Mt. Willard

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Ben Wall (crag by rt 302) 
Gulley n.1 Buttress 
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Mt. Willard  


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Elevation: 800'
Location: 44.2123, -71.4046 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Casey Bald on Aug 10, 2007
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Description 

multi pitch slab and crack with a nice sub alpine setting,
tricky face climbing and runouts abound....

Getting There 

drive west on NH rt. 302 and park across the street from elephants head. Walk back south east along the tracks past two trestles to the base of the slabs in the woods. find a small carin on the right and walk up to the routes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.5 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',2],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt. Willard:
Hugo's Horror Revisited   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 500'   Main Slab
Hattie's Garden (the climb)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 120'   Gulley n.1 Buttress
Salespitch   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 200'   Upper Face
Across the Universe   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 500'   Main Slab
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Featured Route For Mt. Willard
Evan on the crux, the 5.10a second pitch roof.

Across the Universe 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13  NH : Mt. Willard : Main Slab
Across the Universe is located uphill from the obvious toe of the Mt. Willard slabs. There are two possible starts: 1a. Walk uphill from the toe, and start below a flaring corner/groove moving past two bolts (5.9) slabbing up 20 feet (unprotected) to a second bolt then moving farther right passing two more bolts (5.8) to a two bolt anchor below the headwall at a nice ledge. 1b. Walk farther up hill from the previous variation gaining higher ground. Head upwards over an easy headwall joining the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

Photos of Mt. Willard Slideshow Add Photo
When Hattie Gordon tended her garden. Mt Willard circa 1880. Note the MUCH larger debris field at base of the slab!
When Hattie Gordon tended her garden. Mt Willard c...
The Cliff, quite impressive!
The Cliff, quite impressive!
Hatie's Garden
Hatie's Garden
Mt. Willard in late September
Mt. Willard in late September

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By burlap submariner
Sep 14, 2009
There is a new route on willard that was put up sometime in early 2007 that climbs the face and overlap thats about 50 feet down hill from the start to across the universe, if you walk left from across the universe's bolted start there will be an immediate drop off where the toe of the cliff starts to come down toward the train tracks, at that drop off look to your left and you will see one bolt, start for that bolt and follow your nose & lots of new bolts along the way to the tree ledge that splits the lower and upper cliffs....this is an excellent and quick way to get up to the tree ledge if someone else is on the universe....
By Robert Hall
Jul 25, 2014
See the 7/25/14 COMMENT to the climb Hattie's Garden for Beta on the "path" to "Gulley#1 Buttress".
By M Sprague
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From: New England
Aug 5, 2014
Per Rob Hall's suggestions, I broke Mt. Willard down into sub areas. I have only climbed here once, so am not so familiar with the area. If anybody has any suggestions, corrections or more route information, let us know. Don't forget you have that blue 'Improve This Page' button. The area descriptions and directions could use some filling out.