North Percy Peak is located in Northern New Hampshire on State lands on the Nash Stream purchase. This prominent peak looks more like a Tuolumne Dome near Yosemite Valley in California than a typical Eastern Mountain. North Percy Peak has a very obvious slab on its South West face that can be clearly seen from many miles away. This slab is the climb.
Driving directions from the west: From Groveton, NH, take a right off of Route 3 to get onto Route 110 East After 2.6 miles on Route 110, take a left onto Emerson Road. Follow this road for 2.2 miles until the road makes a sharp right-hand turn. At this point, turn left onto Nash Stream Road and follow it for 2.7 miles to a small, signed parking area on the right. The Percy Peaks Trailhead is 50 yards farther up, on the right, and is signed. From The East: From Berlin take Rt. 110 NW to Stark. Turn right and take the North Side Road thru the covered bridge, turn left after the bridge and drive 4-5 miles north west to the Nash Stream Road on the right. Turn right onto Nash Stream road and follow it for 2.7 miles to a small, signed parking area on the right. The Percy Peaks Trailhead is 50 yards farther up, on the right, and is signed.
The neat thing about this climb is that you can combine a worthwhile hike with a technical rock climb and reach a real summit. Even though the overall difficulty is somewhat low the climbing is clean and entertaining. The views are some of the best in all the White Mountains and on a clear day can reach 50-100 miles in all directions. Do this climb for the pure experience of moving over wonderful rough granite in a superb location. The cliff is at a uniform angle and difficultly the entire way w...[more]Browse More Classics in NH