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 it's not too tall, you should be be prepared for a cannon-like experience because 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 climbed in 1929 by Lincoln O'Brien and Robert Underhill; they down climbed in to the saddle between the main cliff and the spire and then up to the summit.
Follow the directions to hounds hump ridge and look for the spire, its easy to approach up the talus once its in view...
Weather station 7.8 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in The Eaglet
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Eaglet:
Featured Route For The Eaglet
The West Chimney 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b NH
: WM: Franconia Notch
: ... : 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 ...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
By Ashley Weisman 1
Apr 18, 2016
Heads Up! The Eaglet is closed for Peregrine Falcon nesting through Aug 1, 2016. We walked up the trail about 200 yards on Sunday before seeing the posting, so thought it would be good to share.
From: New Hampshire
Apr 20, 2016
Thanks Ashley! I added an access note at the top of this page.
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.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jul 22, 2015
Robert Lindley Murray Underhill...introduced modern rope and belaying techniques to the U.S. In the 1920s.