North Conway Rock Climbs

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This guidebook covers a broad geographical area loosely centered on the town of North Conway on the eastern side of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. This area is one of the oldest climbing grounds in North America and continues to be one of the most important on the East Coast. The area covered stretches from the crest of the Kancamagus Highway in the west, down through the Mount Washington Valley, and over to the crags of Evans Notch and the Bethel area in Western Maine.

The unique appeal of backcountry climbing in the White Mountains has continued to be a draw for some climbers. In particular, the remote crags of the Upper Kancamagus area have seen a big surge of activity and the addition of many new routes.

Add it all up, and you have about 2000 rock climbs of all grades and styles, probably representing one of the most diverse collections of routes to be found in any single area in the country.

This guidebook includes detailed descriptions of almost all the routes in the area. This is not a compilation of descriptions from other sources, rather, the information included in this book relies, as much as possible, on firsthand experience, with descriptions having been completely rewritten and rechecked. As well as the written descriptions, this guidebook makes extensive use of photo diagrams, custom-drawn maps, and GPS data to ease the process of finding the cliff, finding the climb, and finding the route. My goal has been to make this the most usable, accurate, and detailed guidebook to the Eastern White Mountains to date.

  • 368 pages full color
  • Detailed information of around 2000 climbs
  • Written descriptions, maps, topos and photo diagrams

- Published by Handbook Publishing in 2012
- Author: Jerry Handren
- Region: Eastern White Mountains, Eastern New Hamshire & Western Maine (USA)
- Edition: First
- Language: English
- Color: Yes
- Pages: 368
- Dimension: 6″ wide by 9″ tall
- ISBN: 9781467513135
- Weight: 753g

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