Upper Darth Vadar Rock Climbing
Up and to the right of the Darth Vadar Crag, there is another small cliff with a remarkable variety for its size. no 2 routes of the same grade. This and the shade of tall trees makes this a popular area for beginners and groups of climbers of different levels of ability. Routes range from vertical 5.4 to steep 5.11, and all of them are worth doing though none are truly classic.
This used to be a place to escape the crowds of the Meadows and 5.8 Crag, but the secret got out and it can be quite crowded on a busy day.
The rock quality on many of the moderate routes is not classic Rumney schist, you will find it smoother and easier on the hands.
At the Darth Vadar junction, take a right toward Bonsai and a quick left following the trail as it bends around above Darth Vadar proper. The trail drops you right in the center of the crag. The harder climbs are to your left, easier on right.
Weather station 10.2 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Darth Vadar
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Darth Vadar:
Squall 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 25'
Featured Route For Upper Darth Vadar
Danger 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
: Upper Darth Vadar
This route is listed in the guidebook but is almost never done. The guide gives it an X rating meaning you could die climbing it if you fall (or pull off the huge loose flake in this case). I finally got around to climbing it today and didn't feel it lived up to the hype as far as danger goes. It was however VERY enjoyable climbing, if a bit short. I'll give it an R rating for the hollow flake but if you can climb gently and place gear in the right spots you should be fine. I'm not recommending ...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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climbers enjoying Upper Vader...
TRing with the folks at Upper Vadar
BETA PHOTO: The Darth Vadar crags...
another one of the scene at Upper Vader...
From: plymouth, nh
Mar 3, 2009
I feel kinda silly asking this but my knowledge of Upper Vader is limited, I am curious about the order of route at this crag... does it go like this
from left to right
Three Easy Pieces
Victim of Love
Pee Wee Playhouse
I wondering because I been climbing with some new climbers lately and want to go somewhere where we can all climb happily and dont want to put them on the wrong route...
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Mar 3, 2009