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The Asylum

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Asylum, The S 
BBQ for Buddha S 
Blade S 
Brain Surgery 101 S 
Cuckoo's Nest S 
I Had a Good Name, But I Forgot (AKA for Lee, 'The route with the Epic Name') S 
Pile-o-mania S 

The Asylum Rock Climbing 


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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: lee hansche on Mar 12, 2008
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

Right above The Prudential.

Scramble up the gully between The Prudential and Yellow Knife and escape left to the base of the cliff.

Climbing Season

For the *Rumney area.

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Asylum

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Asylum:
BBQ for Buddha   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport   
Pile-o-mania   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 50'   
I Had a Good Name, But I Forgot (AKA for Lee, 'The route with the Epic Name')   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Pile-o-mania 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  NH : *Rumney : The Asylum
I don't know what the name refers to, but this route is not a "pile" the way I use the word to describe a climb. And though its not a classic either it would be considered worthwhile by most climbers I know. It is split in two parts by a cozy ledge at the halfway point. Both parts are fun, but the upper section rules. To the right of Cuckoo's Nest start near a large tree and climb flake edges up and left to a good stance at a crimpy face. Climb some 5.10 crimp moves up to the ledge and move righ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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