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East Face - Upper

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East Face - Upper Rock Climbing 


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Location: 44.204, -71.40935 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

There's plenty of climbing on the upper East Face of Mt. Willard to keep you busy for a whole day.

When done for the day, you can rappel back to the RR tracks (ugh!) or top out on Upper Hitchcock or The Cleft and follow the climbers trails up a short ways until you intersect the well-marked and heavily traveled Mt. Willard Trail. 5 minutes to the left gets you a fine view at the summit. 40 minutes (1.5 miles) to the right gets you to the train depot near the parking lot.

Getting There 

To access these routes most people climb Lower Hitchcock Gully or Left Hand Monkey Wrench. This often results in bottlenecks on these routes in the morning. I believe that one can bushwhack to the upper tier through the woods on the right of LHMW.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.8 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in East Face - Upper

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Face - Upper:
The Cleft   WI2+     Ice, 2 pitches, 210'   
East Face Slab Right   WI3+     Ice, 1 pitch   
Upper Hitchcock Gully   WI3-     Trad, Ice, 110'   
Read Between The Lines   WI4     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
East Face Slab   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: East Face slab right, still fat in late March

East Face Slab Right WI3+  NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : ... : East Face - Upper
A fat flow with many variations. A sixty meter rope will barely make the rappel with a creative party, but two ropes is much easier. The position of the climb offers a great view of Mt. Webster's west ridge.The area may be a better option to rappel from the Upper Hitchcock Gully if a second party is waiting....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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