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Hounds Hump Ridge (Eaglet etc)  

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Submitted By: lee hansche on Jul 26, 2007
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Hounds Hump Ridge is home to a collection of alpine crags situated on the north east side of franconia Notch. The views are spectacular the climbing, fun and interesting and the weather unpredictable. So as usual in this area be prepared for anything. This also goes for rock quality, things can be loose in sections so be prepared and be cautious and you will have tons of fun.

The most popular destination at this spot is the Eaglet, the most prominent free standing spire in the east. Definitely a great outing. Don't overlook however the many other fun climbs along Hounds Hump Ridge where you wont have to wait in lines to get on the classics like at the roadside crags.

Getting There 

Park at the cannon tram parking lot. Walk back under the highway heading east and pick up a trail just to the north (or you can head in to the woods and pick up the trail quickly) follow the trail south for a short way till you find a cairn marking a small trail heading left up the hill. Follow the steep trail up the hill through talus leading up to the Eaglet, head left or right and up hill to find other crags.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.8 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hounds Hump Ridge (Eaglet etc):
The West Chimney   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   The Eaglet
Salt Packed Pig Sack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   The Flatiron
Little Porky   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   The Flatiron
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The West Chimney 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  NH : WM: Franconia Notch : ... : The Eaglet
Pitch 1: Climb past at least one pin on steep rock till about 15 feet up where it gets slabby... At this point climb the slab up and left to easy yet loose ground heading in to the trees and a gully to the base of the chimney that marks the second pitch... Belay at the base of the chimney with gear...Pitch 2: Climb up the right hand of the two chimneys... A really fun classic pitch... Climb past the chock stone and up to a nice belay ledge. Typically there is a fixed anchor here that may or may ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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The talus slope below the Eaglet.
The talus slope below the Eaglet.
Hounds Hump Ridge from across the road...
Hounds Hump Ridge from across the road...
Hounds Hump / Eagle Cliff
Hounds Hump / Eagle Cliff
hounds hump.... they just do...
BETA PHOTO: hounds hump.... they just do...

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