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Hounds Hump Ridge (Eaglet etc) Rock Climbing 

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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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.8 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hounds Hump Ridge (Eaglet etc)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hounds Hump Ridge (Eaglet etc):
The West Chimney   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   The Eaglet
Salt Packed Pig Sack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   The Flatiron
Little Porky   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   The Flatiron
Puckered Pork   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   The Flatiron
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Rock Climbing Photo: Leading Salt Packed Pigs

Salt Packed Pig Sack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  New Hampshire : WM: Franconia Notch : ... : The Flatiron
One of the best 5.8s in the notch. If it's your first time at this crag, you'll probably look up at this route and say "5.8?? AND good pro??" This route is rather steep and exposed, but with good protection that you cannot always see from below. Take special care with route finding, as there is some loose rock. From the anchor, climb up and left to the first of two bolts on the face. After the second bolt, climb fairly directly up the face (some route finding necessary) past a pin, and the f...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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Rock Climbing Photo: hounds hump.... they just do...
BETA PHOTO: hounds hump.... they just do...
Rock Climbing Photo: Taken from the path from the Tramway parking lot t...
BETA PHOTO: Taken from the path from the Tramway parking lot t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Hounds Hump / Eagle Cliff
Hounds Hump / Eagle Cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: The talus slope below the Eaglet.
The talus slope below the Eaglet.
Rock Climbing Photo: Hounds Hump Ridge from across the road...
Hounds Hump Ridge from across the road...

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By Hale
From: Boston
Jun 11, 2017
I've heard vague mention of a couple sport routes beyond and to the right of the Eaglet, on the slightly overhanging wall (the dark side of the obvious corner). Anyone know what these routes are/if they exist?
By Brian
From: North Kingstown, RI
Jun 11, 2017
They are described in the new guidebook "The Notches" by Jon Sykes.

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