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Humphrey's Hollow

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12 Weeks T 
Adanedi T 
Dusk T 
Jason's Little Bumpy Thing S 
Little Wing S 
Max's Tight Crack T 
Mud Slide Crack  T,S 
Procrastinator, The S 
Real McCoy, The S 
Rear End Blues Crack T 
Smear Factor T,S 
Sorry Rob Two Fingers S 
Spongeworthy T 

Humphrey's Hollow Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: joshua corbett on Oct 23, 2012


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Loran Smith on the FA of Adanedi.


The best way to describe this section is a bunch of small crags spread out on the very right side of Humphreys. Fun moderate single pitch climbing, very close to North Conway.

Getting There 

Mud Slide Crack wall. Drive north past Humphrey's Ledge main face. Park by Black Pudding Gulley (blue house with large boulder in yard).

Walk past the house and turn left at an obvious property line to the woods. Step left through some boulders and follow orange climbers tape up to the crag. This will dump you out in front of Spongeworthy

Climbing Season

For the Humphrey's Ledge area.

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Humphrey's Hollow

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Humphrey's Hollow:
Adanedi   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Little Wing   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 55'   
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Featured Route For Humphrey's Hollow
Rock Climbing Photo: Loran Smith on the FA of Adanedi.

Adanedi 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  New Hampshire : WM: North Conway : ... : Humphrey's Hollow
Climb the intermittent crack with good protection to the double bolt anchors.Pronounced "ah dah nay dey," the route name is the Cherokee word for "gift," or "to give". Jim Dickson found and scrubbed the line via rappel, then insisted that Loran Smith take the FA lead when he bumbled up to the cliff after the work was done. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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By Travis Dustin
From: Hollis, NH
Jul 24, 2013
If you are standing on the road looking at the large boulder do you walk right or left to the entrance into the woods?
By joshua corbett
From: Wolfeboro NH
Jul 24, 2013
Travis you want to walk right.
By Russ Keane
Sep 9, 2015
(with due respect to first ascent parties and the work done to develop these routes)

This area is primarily overgrown, dirty, and unclimbable. The approach through the woods, although short, was a heinous bushwhack over loose, bouldery terrain of delicate vegetation. There is no longer a climber trail. Upon arriving, we had difficulty seeing more than one or two climbable routes. Bolts referred to in the write-ups may have been since removed. Moss and slime have taken over the rocks. There was a weird, creepy climbing rope hanging down from one of the cliff faces. Trudging around was difficult and sketchy, and we never found what appeared to be "good rock". It was confusing and disappointing.

It should be noted that this area is not in the Handren book. Seeing as he included almost every single conceivable crag in the area, this does not bode well for the feasibility of climbing at Humphrey's Hollow.
By Aaron Wohlfeil
From: Grand Rapids
Aug 2, 2016
Anyone have an update on this crag?
By chinos
Aug 2, 2016
Not really a worthy destination due to the moss that takes over the faces.
By dragons
From: MWV, NH
May 12, 2017
Responding to the comment on Sep 9 2015: Humphrey's Hollow is, indeed, in the Handren guide, p 266. Routes listed: Rear End Blues, 12 Weeks, Mud Slide Crack, Sorry Rob, Smear Factor, Gentlemen of Leisure.

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