WM: Waterville Valley Climbing
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Waterville Valley was rightfully considered a climbing backwater, that is until the pandemic hit. Since then, development has continued unabated, and it has unearthed (literally) some really fantastic climbing. From the sweeping slabs of Dickie Ledge, to the forested mini-crags of Bald Knob/Yellowjacket; from the roadside sport climbing at Merriam Woods aka Russell Crags, to the soaring alpine cracks of Mt Osceola, there's likely something for everyone in them thar' hills.
There's still a lot of untouched rock out there: some of it is good, some of it is terrible, and some of it is completely inaccessible. But people keep looking, hoping to stumble upon the next Waimea*, but more likely finding solitude, beautiful mountain views, and a profound respect for the uniqueness of the Waterville Valley area.
*If you read the previous version of this page, you'll know that I said we're all looking for the next Main Cliff. We found it here! So now we're looking for the next Waimea.
Most of the climbing is accessed from Highway 49, which is Exit 28 of Interstate 93, or accessed off Tripoli Road, which is Exit 31 of Interstate 93. Tripoli Road is closed from November through May.
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