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Shining Rock 

Mt. Lafayette Rock Climbing 

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Remote single pitch ice route up on Mt. Lafayette.

Getting There 

LAFAYETTE PLACE TRAILHEAD (1780'): The Lafayette Place parking lot is the trailhead for the popular Old Bridle Path and Falling Waters Trails. This trailhead is located right off of I-93 near the northern end of Franconia Notch State Park. It is on the east side of I-93, north of "The Basin" and south of Profile Lake where you can see the Old Man of the Mountain. This is about a 2 hour drive from the Boston area and just north of Lincoln, NH.

Climbing Season

For the * Ice and Mixed Climbing area.

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Shining Rock WI2  New Hampshire : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Mt. Lafayette
Pretty straight forward. Hike up the Falling Waters trail and break left for Shining Rock. It's soft ice thanks to the sunlight....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Dec 15, 2012
Has anybody done and rock climbing out here?
By Coz Teplitz
From: Watertown, MA
Jan 5, 2013
"Shining Rock" is actually on the slopes of Little Haystack (2 mtns south of Lafayette on the Franconia Ridge). And it's probably too low-angle for interesting rock climbing, though this being NH, I'm sure it's been done.