BETA PHOTO: This is the view as you approach The Asylum... Off...
The Asylum is a very well hidden crag which is worth discovering. Next time you are cursing the crowds think about taking a jaunt out here for a nice change of scenery.
Located right above The Prudential, it shares many attributes with that cliff: steep routes, lots of sun, and killer rock quality. The big difference is that if you follow the beaten path through the western crags you will find The Prudential easily and you might not even see The Asylum. It is however quite easy to get to. From Yellow Knife just angle up and left up the gully and scramble over to the base. Look for a bolted corner climb to guide you in. Only takes a minute or two from Yellow Knife to the base of The Asylum.
Climbs are all bolted and range from 5.9 to 5.12b.
Note- You are directly above Prudential. Be careful not to drop or knock anything loose as it will likely roll off the top of Prudential, potentially hitting someone 100+ feet below.
This cliff is often closed in the spring for Peregrines.
Right above The Prudential.
Scramble up the gully between The Prudential and Yellow Knife and escape left to the base of the cliff.
Weather station 10.0 miles from here
7 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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BBQ for Buddha 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b NH
: The Asylum
I would have given this three stars if only the rock quality was good and solid. But really it's good enough for a good time. I recommend this route if you are warming up for the other routes in the area. Climb the really fun steming corner. Exit right at it's top before climbing out of belayer view for another 30 feet of fun climbing. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
Latest Regional Forum Messages
BETA PHOTO: The Mysterious but enjoyable Asylum wall... check ...
From: plymouth, nh
Apr 14, 2011
There are no signs up here closing this area...