Elevation: 2,421 ft
GPS: 44.17, -71.679 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: lee hansche on Jul 26, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

Description

Hounds Hump Ridge is home to a collection of alpine crags situated on the north east side of franconia Notch. The views are spectacular the climbing, fun and interesting and the weather unpredictable. So as usual in this area be prepared for anything. This also goes for rock quality, things can be loose in sections so be prepared and be cautious and you will have tons of fun.

The most popular destination at this spot is the Eaglet, the most prominent free standing spire in the east. Definitely a great outing. Don't overlook however the many other fun climbs along Hounds Hump Ridge where you wont have to wait in lines to get on the classics like at the roadside crags.

Getting There

Park at the cannon tram parking lot. Walk back under the highway heading east and pick up a trail just to the north (or you can head in to the woods and pick up the trail quickly) follow the trail south for a short way till you find a cairn marking a small trail heading left up the hill. Follow the steep trail up the hill through talus leading up to the Eaglet, head left or right and up hill to find other crags.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hounds Hump Ridge (Eaglet etc)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 178
The West Chimney
Trad 3 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Unknown?
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 40
Salt Packed Pig Sack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Little Porky
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
The Other White Meat Arete
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 5
Puckered Pork
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 5
Peregrine Arete
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Mud Falcon
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Predator
Trad 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Dazed and Confused
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Blonde Ambition
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Girly But Burly
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 5
Love Triangle
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The West Chimney Eaglet
 178
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Unknown? Eaglet
 3
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Salt Packed Pig Sack Flatiron
 40
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Little Porky Flatiron
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Other White Meat Arete Flatiron
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Puckered Pork Flatiron
 5
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Peregrine Arete Eaglet
 5
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Mud Falcon Falcon Wall
 3
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Predator Eaglet
 9
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Dazed and Confused Falcon Wall
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Blonde Ambition Falcon Wall
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Girly But Burly Falcon Wall
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Love Triangle Falcon Wall
 5
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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