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Charity Case S 
Charity Toad S 
Cherry Pie T 
Dead Toad S 
Easy Street T 
Flawless Victory S 
Freebird T 
Friendship Tower S 
Get a Grip S 
Get It On S 
Happy Hooker T 
High Roller S 
Magic Helmet S 
Run Out T 
Stairway to Heaven S 
Toady Dreams S 
Wendell's Route T 
White Toad T 
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ATTENTION: In March, 2010, there was a massive rockfall at Main Cliff. It probably originated above Iron Man, Gold Digger, or Rock du Jours. Be extremely careful when hanging out at the base near these routes. This area is very unstable. The possibility of another rockfall appears significant.

Please consider alternate cliffs until this area stabilizes.

Main Cliff Right is a small off shoot of main cliff that holds a good variety of climbing from 5.12 sport routes like Flawless Victory (5.12d) to moderate multipitch trad like White Toad (5.7). And a bunch of stuff in between.

Also once established on the upper ledge there are many more routes available. You can gain this ledge via Charity Case (5.9) or a moderate trad route to the right of that. Or even scrambling/traversing easily from the Main Cliff main area. From the ledge you can get to Wendell's Route (airy 5.6 trad) or a couple of super exposed 5.11s.

Getting There 

Follow signs from the small parking lot toward Main Cliff. Soon after stepping over a log across the trail with steps cut in to it look to your right for the harder steep climbs and a little further along for the more moderate trad routes starting in a corner.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Cliff Right:
White Toad   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 180'   
Dead Toad   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   
Charity Toad   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 180'   
Stairway to Heaven   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 80'   
Toady Dreams   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   
High Roller   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   
Get a Grip   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Get It On   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport   
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Jakob wedged in to the crux corner

Stairway to Heaven 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  NH : Rumney : Main Cliff Right
Originally i was a little upset at this route cause it crosses over an historic climb (Wendell's Route 5.6) adding a bolt to an otherwise exciting section... Now having climbed the offending route i feel it's justified and worth while... more so, it's super fun!Climb the corner above the anchor on the ledge... take a rest on a roomy ledge before getting cruxy with it... Climb the steep tight corner using all my favorite tricks, Kneebars, chimneying and even fingerlocks and handjams... Another re...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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Ratty tat tat (taken down from above Freebird)
Ratty tat tat (taken down from above Freebird)

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By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Nov 18, 2011
In the Old Rumney guide book there are two Routes listed that did not make it into the new guide. I was wondering if people had any insight into either of them.

The First one being 'Cherry Pie' listed as a 5.8, it is described as a link-up of 'Wendell's' and 'Rock Du Jours' using a corner crack system.

The second on being 'The Prow' listed as 5.9 it says climb the hand crack on 'Free Bird' then traverse into the top of 'White Toad'.
By M Sprague
From: New England
Nov 18, 2011
I was surprised that Ward left Cherry Pie out of the new book. It runs out a pretty obvious and cool feature, the giant undercling flake that links in to Rock du Jour mid way through the second pitch. It looked like it would take a bunch of fairly large cams. The new belay anchor and starting bolts of Stairway to Heaven would facilitate leading it now. Being an old route that has lain fallow, it probably needs a good cleaning, but is worth it.

The Prow area has been fairly run over with new routes, but it is worth doing for a change by those who like to plug gear and have an adventure.
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Nov 18, 2011
yeah, ive done cherry pie but havent done the prow... ill have to remember to do that :) cherry pie is worth doing for sure!
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Nov 19, 2011
Awesome I will investigate both more in-depth! Lee would you want to add 'Cherry Pie' by any chance?
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Nov 20, 2011
sure matt... im surprized i hadnt done that yet.... its a fun climb...
By J Meagher
Aug 19, 2013
Is there any way to get to the third pitch of White Toad from the big ledge below Freebird without climbing any big runouts or trad routes?
By M Sprague
From: New England
Aug 19, 2013
The second pitch of Charity Toad is technically "runout", but it is basically traversing across ledges and buckets. It shouldn't be any problem unless your second was inexperienced with being up 100 feet so they were completely wigged out, in which case they wouldn't be having fun on the 3rd pitch either. You would have to be practically unconscious to fall off there. Bring runners and you can use various bolts on the way across, like the first one of High Roller
By S. Neoh
Aug 19, 2013
I've taken a look at the said short pitch and it looks quite chill. We were up there to do High Roller and Stairway to Heaven and could see most of this "P2" of Charity Toad. Smitty had a good suggestion of linking Charity Case with this "P2" to the belay anchors for P3 of Charity Toad. Sounds rather pleasant.
By J Meagher
Aug 22, 2013
Okay thanks! Is this pitch two of charity-toad an established route or more of a linkup? And is it more or less runout than the vegetated gully on the right end of iron man that takes you to the ledge?
By S. Neoh
Aug 22, 2013
This pic shows this "P2" well mountainproject.com/v/10639091... . It is rther short.
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