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Jeremy A · · NH · Joined Mar 2010 · Points: 475

Has anyone been up to Wheeler recently? I am planning on going up there soon to revisit the classics. I know there was some logging last year and the parking had been a question. Any info would be appreciated. 


Nick Goldsmith · · Pomfret VT · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 440

parking was ok

Luca Keushguerian · · RRG · Joined Jul 2011 · Points: 255

the new "descent trail" that you take is super convoluted and takes way to god-damn long to hike and is a huge pain in the ass. If you plan on topping out then I would suggest bringing 2 ropes and rapping the great corner then walking back out the approach trail. 

Jeremy A · · NH · Joined Mar 2010 · Points: 475

Thanks guys. Hopefully I will run into you over there Nick, been a while. Have you been up the Great Corner lately? Definitely plan on that as the opener for the day. Enjoy, and stay safe. Regards,

Emmett Lyman · · Somerville, MA · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 480

We went a couple times last season. Parking wasn't an issue, but there isn't a whole lot of room so it could be if popularity increases. And the road isn't bad, but might be tricky in some cars after a rainstorm. Completely agree with Luca about the descent - rap if you can.

David Powers · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 287

Still lots of logging on the Wheeler Rd so drive carefully as you round the corner by the GMC cabins. The only parking available is the limited space at the climber's trail or 1/2 mile down the road at the new hiking trail. The old hiking trail parking lot and surrounding roadside is now closed to ANY parking. 

june m · · elmore ,vt · Joined Jun 2011 · Points: 43

 Most  routes at wheeler can  be rapped, lots of  bolted anchors. There is a missing pin on the great  corner. The pin scar takes a ball nut well. I doubt there are enuf afficiandos  of scary  run out friction  for it to be over crowded.  Also beware the light green  lichen  is like grease when it is wet.

Nick Goldsmith · · Pomfret VT · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 440

that pin scar takes a #4 BD stopper as well. Much more warm and Fuzzy for me than a ball nut.....

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