Step up your ice climbing game on New Hampshire’s ice-cliffs and acquire new skills with the help of an expert guide! If you have prior ice climbing experience and know how to follow a leader, belay, rappel and tie specific knots, immerse yourself in some of the best climbing on frozen structures and reach a whole new level of expertise! Let your guide organize an ideal adventure according to your abilities and enjoy a day on the cliffs.
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in New Hampshire, please refer to the New Hampshire COVID-19 Response Website.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Ice climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up ice formations using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun day, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.
New Hampshire has plenty of options for beginner climbers. Whether you’ve never climbed before or are transitioning from the rocks to ice climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the ice formations, and most importantly, have fun!
For intermediate to advanced climbers, New Hampshire has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while ice climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.
Note: For climbs in Huntington Ravine and Cannon Cliff, your guide requires that you have climbed with them before and are proficient at following WI4. These routes can be climbed during the 3-day Ice Climbing Adventure and Full Day of Ice Climbing for Intermediate to Advanced Climbers.
All technical climbing equipment is available for rent from your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:
Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and prices:
Ice climbing days in New Hampshire can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has ice climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
To get to your meeting location in New Hampshire, most people fly into Portland International Jetport in Maine 1.5 hours from The Bunkhouse at Northeast Mountaineering in Glen, NH. From there, you can rent a car or take a bus and a taxi.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, you’ll meet your guide at the Bunkhouse at Northeast Mountaineering in Glen. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.