Area between Starship Enterprise/ Waimea and the Hinterlands.
The trails at the base are suffering from some serious erosion issues due to their location on the mountain. Tread lightly!
The left(lower) end of Triple Corners holds most of the harder climbs whereas, the right side holds many 5.8-5.10 climbs that are worthwhile.
It isn't uncommon for beginners turned away from crowds at Vadar and Jimmy Cliff to make their way down to this area.
In the middle there is a 4th class gully(don't attempt when wet). Atop the gully you will find six or so quality climbs that would make for some nice pictures.
From The Starship Enterprise crag, walk to the right side and up, following the stone steps, getting you to the lower left side. From Waimea, take the trail down below the China Beach area which drops you into the upper right Tripple Corners at the route Sunbowl.
A fun new addition and a good warm up for the other harder routes in this general area. The crux is pretty steep but breif then you get a rest and cruise to the top.Start in the corner where Hassig's Libido starts. Stick clip the high first bolt and climb the Hassig's corner for a few moves then move left in to the crux section. Under-clings lead to a good layback that gives you the reach to get the next bolt and a hand on the ledge above. Throw a heel hook and mantel to a pretty good stance or ...[more]Browse More Classics in NH
I was at the top of the gully the other day climbing skunks, and noticed a few routes left of it that I couldnt seem to find here. There is a line of bolts going straight up the arete around the corner to the left of skunks (looks hard!), and there is a monster chimney even further left that had some bolts. Probably these are in the guidebook, but it would be cool if someone familiar with them added the info here too.
By M Sprague Administrator From: New England May 3, 2010
The first route you mention, up the arete, is a 12d, Wild Blue Yonder, put up by Ward Smith. I haven't been up in that area lately, so can't give a better description. Both of the routes are listed in the new guide book
For such a prominent arete, I've NEVER seen Wild Blue Yonder touched. Does anyone have any stories to share about that climb? Is it an overhanging face climb or does it stay true to the arete? Any beta? :)