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Elevation: 1,150 ft
GPS: 43.80505, -71.84309
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Shared By: Lee Hansche on Mar 15, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan S, Robert Hall

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Once the best kept secret at Rumney, now the secret is out and this is a popular destination for many Rumney climbers.... Routes from 5.6 to 5.12c many of them with sickening exposure for single pitch routes.... At the Hinterlands, you will find what you are looking for for sure. The cliff has steep pumpy routes, slabs, technical faces, and even a few cracks...you will find sun and shade on the same day, and in the winter you can even climb rock and ice on the same day, what more can you ask for?

The hike might seem long to those spoiled by Rumney's typically nonexistent approach hikes, but a half hour should get you there, and you will find must do climbs at a variety of grades and styles such as, Jolt (5.10b) maybe the most exposed 5.10 at Rumney, climbing the very edge of a fin of rock 80 feet above the trail. Or if you want something exposed but more moderate try, Dolt (5.9, just right of Jolt), or Electric Socks (5.8+, one of my favorite routes at the grade at Rumney).... If it's hard, steep climbing you want, Giant Man (5.12b/c) is worth the hike all on its own.... This is only to name a few, the list goes on....

Note: Be aware that high up on portions of this crag, especially in the area of Jolt, the rock is unstable and there are massive pieces ready to come down. There is a huge block above Hinterlands Highway. Hanging out below puts you in the danger zone. Find a safer spot to wait for your turn off to the side and wear your dome piece while belaying if you have one.

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The quickest way to get there is to pick up the trail from the Blackjack Boulders up to Triple Corners Wall...then head left and up a steep hill and a gully with a fixed rope in it...continue your way up the steep hill to the Hinterlands cliff...Climb over a log and you are officially there.... To the right is a slab capped with the huge roof of Giant Man (5.12b/c) walk left and down to get to Jolt (5.10b)....

Alternatively, longer but more mellow and avoiding the fixed rope gully, continue west on the trail through the Blackjack Boulders, to the Northwest Territories and up to the Prudential Crag. From there a traversing trail (stay low)) heads right to Jolt.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Hinterlands

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 124
Hinterland Highway
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 142
Cold Feet
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 52
Chicken Head
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 110
Electric Socks
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 35
Pussyfoot
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 59
Black Slabbath
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 399
Jolt
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 242
Dolt
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 46
Chicken Parts
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 36
Tang
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 33
Rise Against
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 22
Live a Muerte
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 104
Nicky's Crack
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 10
Ale 8
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 174
Giant Man
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hinterland Highway
 124
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Cold Feet
 142
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Chicken Head
 52
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Electric Socks
 110
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Pussyfoot
 35
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Black Slabbath
 59
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Jolt
 399
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dolt
 242
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Chicken Parts
 46
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Tang
 36
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Rise Against
 33
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Live a Muerte
 22
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Nicky's Crack
 104
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Ale 8
 10
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Giant Man
 174
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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