Elevation: 1,221 ft
GPS: 43.805, -71.843 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: lee hansche on Mar 15, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

Description

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.

Getting There

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.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 92
Hinterland Highway
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 109
Cold Feet
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
Hole in the Wall
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 42
Chicken Head
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 82
Electric Socks
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 40
Black Slabbath
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 280
Jolt
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 169
Dolt
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 47
Last Kid Picked
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Live a Muerte
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 17
Rise Against
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 70
Nicky's Crack
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
The Mean Lean
Sport 2 pitches
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 3
Ale 8
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 116
Giant Man
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hinterland Highway
 92
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Cold Feet
 109
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Hole in the Wall
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Chicken Head
 42
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Electric Socks
 82
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Black Slabbath
 40
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Jolt
 280
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dolt
 169
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Last Kid Picked
 47
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Live a Muerte
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Rise Against
 17
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Nicky's Crack
 70
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Mean Lean
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
Ale 8
 3
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Giant Man
 116
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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