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The Eaglet 

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Submitted By: lee hansche on Jul 26, 2007
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the eaglet (and surounding crags) as seen from the...


The Eaglet rules.

But I'll get in to more detail. The most prominent free standing spire in the east, the Eaglet is detached from the main cliff for about a hundred feet though most of the routes on it are around 200 feet long.
The most popular route is the West Chimney (5.7) which is a great alpine climb compared to any, there are other committing yet worthy climbs as well. Though its not too tall be prepared for a cannon like experience cause the weather and loose rock could bring on an epic at any moment... after hiking the trail up you will see why you don't want to get hurt up here. It would be tough to get you down.

The Eaglet was first in 1929 by Lincoln O'Brien and Robert underhill, they down climbed in to the saddle between the main cliff and the spire then up to the summit.

Getting There 

Follow the directions to hounds hump ridge and look for the spire, its easy to approach up the talus once its in view...

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['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Eaglet:
The West Chimney   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
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Ernie Hansche (my dad) finishing the awesome second pitch of The West Chimney

The West Chimney 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  NH : Hounds Hump Ridge (Eaglet e... : The Eaglet
Pitch 1: Climb past at least one pin on steep rock till about 15 feet up where it gets slabby... At this point climb the slab up and left to easy yet loose ground heading in to the trees and a gully to the base of the chimney that marks the second pitch... Belay at the base of the chimney with gear...Pitch 2: Climb up the right hand of the two chimneys... A really fun classic pitch... Climb past the chock stone and up to a nice belay ledge typically there is a fixed anchor here that may or may n...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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JF on top of Eaglet
JF on top of Eaglet
Eaglit bivy!
Eaglit bivy!
sitting on top of the eaglet with lots of exposure...
sitting on top of the eaglet with lots of exposure...
On the summit with Andrew.  Best views of Franconia Notch are from this area!
On the summit with Andrew. Best views of Franconi...
In case you are wondering how big the top is :)
In case you are wondering how big the top is :)
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By Chris Bartram
From: Westminster, CO
Oct 11, 2011


By Chris Gesek
Aug 20, 2014

It may be obvious to everyone but me, but the first rock face you encounter on the Eaglet trail isn't the Eaglet. The climb I found first had bolts in it. Follow the cairns uphill for a few more minutes. The start of the West Chimney still has pins in it.