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The Asylum  


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Submitted By: lee hansche on Mar 12, 2008
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Description 

The Asylum is a very well hidden crag which is worth discovering. Next time you are cursing the crowds think about taking a jaunt out here for a nice change of scenery.

Located right above The Prudential, it shares many attributes with that cliff: steep routes, lots of sun, and killer rock quality. The big difference is that if you follow the beaten path through the western crags you will find The Prudential easily and you might not even see The Asylum. It is however quite easy to get to. From Yellow Knife just angle up and left up the gully and scramble over to the base. Look for a bolted corner climb to guide you in. Only takes a minute or two from Yellow Knife to the base of The Asylum.

Climbs are all bolted and range from 5.9 to 5.12b.

Getting There 

Right above The Prudential.

Scramble up the gully between The Prudential and Yellow Knife and escape left to the base of the cliff.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.0 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Asylum:
BBQ for Buddha   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport   
Pile-o-mania   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 50'   
Brain Surgery 101   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
I had a Good Name, but I forgot   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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The Asylum 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13  NH : Rumney : The Asylum
An interesting route, I found it to have a few quirks that I wasn't that in to but it had some really fun moves. I found it to be reachy (and I'm 6' 2") and the bolt placement seemed a little weird. The first 2 bolts are good. The 3rd bolt felt like it could get you in to ground fall zone. The 3rd and 4th were off to the left farther than I thought they should be. The anchors were really hard to reach from what I saw as the finishing hold. That being said, the climbing it self was engaging menta...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Apr 14, 2011
There are no signs up here closing this area...