Keeping them green! Jul 17, 2019
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Guided West Wall Climb

Experience adventure in the White Mountains with one of our Guided Summer Adventures. Our Director of Guided Programs, Steve Nichipor, can take you on a summer ascent of one of New Hampshire's 4000-foot peaks, climb any number of classic rock routes or a family outing on our West Wall climb. The possibilities are endless and we have programs for everyone, from beginner to expert. Advanced reservations are required for these specialized trips in order to plan the best experience for you.

MEET STEVE NICHIPOR, DIRECTOR OF GUIDED PROGRAMS AND YOUR BACKCOUNTRY GUIDE

Steve Nichipor, Climbing and Guided Programs Director has been guiding backcountry skiing and climbing in the White Mountains for over 20 years. He has backcountry skied and studied avalanche safety all over North America. He has taught avalanche safety classes on Mt. Washington for over 10 years and has also taught in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He is a Certified Avalanche Course Leader by the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE).  As an experience guide and backcountry adventurer, Steve is familiar with local trails and wonderful adventures near Bretton Woods, including ice climbing, backcountry alpine and Nordic skiing, hiking and mountaineering.
 

The West Wall Guided Rock Climb at Bretton Woods is an awe-inspiring climbing adventure. This rock climbing experience is designed for people with a wide range of climbing abilities, and previous climbing experience is not required.

After a ride up the Bethlehem Express Chairlift, a short hike takes us to the bottom of the southwest face of Mount Oscar, better known to Bretton Woods skiers as West Mountain. Several routes of varying difficulty, all approximately 400' in length, ascend up a granite cliff to an elevation of 3000 feet. Situated in the White Mountain National Forest, the low-angled cliffs provide an open vista of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and Zealand Valley.

This three-hour guided rock climb is tailored to each group and based on individual abilities and goals. One guide will accompany up to three guests, and our guides will work with each group to choose the most appropriate route. Guests will be belayed on all technical climbing sections. Additionally, fixed ropes may be used as an aid, if needed, but are not required to climb the routes. Technical equipment including harness, helmet and rubber soled shoes will be provided. 

For more information, please call the Adventure Center at 603-278-3335.

BOOK WEST WALL CLIMB

2019 West Wall Climbing Schedule

  • Daily, May 1st - November 3rd
  • Reservations are required.  Please call (603) 278-3335.

2019 West Wall Climbing Excursion Rates

Private / Individual Climb
  • $149 (Resort guest $139)
  • Available May 1st - November 3rd

Group Climb*
*Up to 3 climbers per guide

  • May 1st- June 30th
    • Mid-Week (Mon-Fri): $89 per person
    • Weekends: $99 per person ($89 resort guest)
  • July 1st - September 1st
    • Daily: $99 per person ($89 resort guest)
  • September 2nd - November 3rd
    • Mid-Week (Mon-Fri): $89 per person
    • Weekends: $99 per person ($89 resort guest)

Please Note

  • Participants must be at least 8 years old and safely fit in the harness provided. 
  • Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Each participant needs to be in relatively good physical condition and be able to walk over uneven ground.
  • Group climbs are limited to 3 climbers per guide.

What you should bring:

  • Small Daypack for extra clothing and gear
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Snack
  • Water bottle/Camelback
  • Sunscreen/Bug Spray
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Cancellation Policy

All reservations are charged in full at the time of booking. Cancellation of your reservation less than 48 hours prior to the day of your tour will result in a forfeit of the full amount of the reservation. 

If your tour is cancelled due to weather or other unforeseeable conditions, we will make every attempt to contact you ahead of time. If we call you within 24 hours you will receive a full refund or have the opportunity to reschedule. However, this 24 hour notice may not always be possible due to the unpredictable nature of the weather in New Hampshire. If we cancel your tour within the 24 hour period we will reschedule you for a later date or give you a gift certificate for the full amount good for use anywhere at the resort.

You are required to arrive promptly at your scheduled start time. You will not be given a refund or a gift certificate if you are late for your tour, and you will not be able to join the tour if you are late. The tour will leave at the scheduled time whether the whole group is there or not.