The "high" or upper Hinderlands area is between Dolt and Giant man, but above all the established climbs on the lower ledge. This has been a destination of interest for Bradley White since the 1980 when he spotted the magnificent Wünderkind roof from Hole in the Wall. Catastrophic inspiration led him into a free solo attempt to scout out the area via the dirty gully right of Dolt. Thirty feet up into the dike, a hold of rotten rock broke loose sending him for a mighty slide inevitably spitting him out all the way back to the trail next to the belay for Hinderland Highway. Thirty years later, Bradley was inspired to reach out again for this region after reading about the mistake in the new guidebook which drew the Mean Lean directly on what later became Wünderkind.
As of now, there is no quick and easy access to the ledges. Back Crack Direct climbs directly to the ledge at 5.10a (trad required). Otherwise Cold Feet can be traversed to the Ale 8 anchors, and then out left to the ledge. A few pieces of small gear may be helpful to protect the second. In the future, a safe passage through the dirty gully may be produced, but as of now, this way should be avoided.
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Wünderkind 5.11c Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
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Wünderkind 5.11c NH : Rumney : Höhe Hinterland
This roof is one of the last super features to be set up at Rumney, and its beautifully aesthetic geology can be clearly seen from Buffalo Road and even from Route 25 for those who know well the mountain. Originally done as a ground up aid climb by hang-dogging on gear and cleaning the debris, it is now ready to be climbed by traveling Rumney sportsters. With positive gear placements most of the way through, it still has the potential for a clean traditional ascent with one short section of pg...[more] Browse More Classics in NH